I have an h264 video file without video container information, but I am using only a 8.3 FAT File system.
When opening a *.h264 file with VLC, VLC plays it correctly since it understands that this is an h264 encoded video.
But how can this be done if I am only able to have 8.3 format for filenames?
How can I tell VLC that a file named X.264 for example is an h264 video file?
Windows Media Player 10 and above is able to identify this automatically.
I usually use this command to play raw
h.264 from my MAC.
/Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC ~/Movies/demo.264 --demux h264
Note that you have to invoke it from terminal.
Hope it answer your question.