I just posted this question but the post seems to have vanished so I will try again.
I have a headless raspberry pi and I have a camera installed. When I ssh into the pi I am able to use the raspistill and raspivid commands and everything seems good. I then ftp those files back to my windows box. From there I can view the images but for some reason the video files wont show any video. I am using VLC to view the video.
What could I be doing wrong?