Files with dav suffix can be typically encountered as older video recordings from video recorders and security camera systems, for example the DVR365 series. Specially encrypted and encoded MPEG that can be only viewed using the default DVR365 Player.

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DAV file extension - DVR365 encrypted video recording

What is dav file? How to open dav files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

File extension dav is mostly known to be used for a special video format from several digital video recorders (for example DVR365, DVR-1600HP etc.) as well as CCTV security solutions from several different manufacturers, including DVR365, AlienDVR or Mace.

A .dav file represents video recording in a specially modified version o MPEG format saved in the SightBoss Central Station software which is installed on the DVR.

These files are also encrypted so they cannot be played by standard media players with MPEG support. A special playback software (DVR365) is needed to view the footage. You may also need older MPEG codecs installed on your computer for the playback to work.

Note: It seems that the DVR365 family of video recorders was superseded by AlienDVR devices that offer better resolutions and video encoded using the H.264 codec.

The latest AlienDVR video recorders do not use the original DAV format and it appears the recordings no longer even use the dav file extension as well, but the standard mp4 or 264 suffix.

The default software associated to dav file type:

DVR365 PC Player picture or screenshot

DVR365 PC Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

DVR365 PC Player is special software, which has been developed so that a video file/clip can be taken from the DVR and put onto a CD or similar so it can then be played back on a stand-alone PC elsewhere.

Help how to open DAV files:

The official DVR365 Player software allows for playback of .dav recordings. Standard media players won't work.

How to convert file with extension DAV:

You can find special utilities that allow for conversion of DAV format to AVI, for example the small utilities from Bahamas Security.

Find conversions from dav file:

dav to avi

dav to mkv

dav to mp3

dav to mp4

dav to mpeg

dav to vlc

dav to wmv

File identification strings:

HEX code: 44 41 48 55 41 22

Related links:

AlienDVR website

List of software applications associated to the .dav file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open dav file, edit dav file, convert dav file, view dav file, play dav file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the dav files.

  • Open dav file
  • Play dav file
  • Record dav file
  • Import dav file

Software that open dav file - DVR365 encrypted video recording

Click on the link to get more information about CCTVWindows for open dav file action.

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