I have a HAR324-8 DVR, and when I export a video clip, I get an MP4 that I cannot play with Windows Media Player 12, Chrome, or Edge browser. When I open the file with VLC Media Player 3.0.16, it will play a few frames before VLC crashes.
Oddly enough, I am able to upload the file to Google Drive and after a while, it seems there is some processing done in the background (I'm not sure what) but it will then allow me to play the MP4 I've uploaded using Chrome or my Pixel phone.
Can someone tell me what is happening and how I can get this file converted to a format that can easily be played by any general-purpose OS/smartphone without needing to download additional codecs? Is there software that can be purchased that will allow me to analyze and convert this file to something playable by most platforms out of the box?
Here is a sample clip: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ihj0mWhldg8VhysxGS2aXFsefMgx1oxb/view?usp=drivesdk