Files with bu extension may be typically encountered as proprietary video recordings made using some of Samsung CCTV security camera solutions.

There are 2 other file types using
the BU file extension!

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BU file extension - Samsung CCTV security video recording

What is bu file? How to open bu files?

File type specification:

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

File extension bu is primarily associated with a special and proprietary video format used by Samsung for recordings made using some of theirs CCTV (Closed-circuit television) security digital recorders.

bu file stores digital video sequence recorded by the security camera. Along with this a special .db2 file is also generated with additional metadata about the video recording itself.

The default software associated to open bu file:

SmartViewer picture or screenshot

Samsung Group logoSmartViewer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Samsung Group

Smart Viewer is central management software developed by Samsung.

Help how to open:

Special players (SmartViewer) provided by Samsung can be used to playback this video file type.

How to convert:

Video recordings made using CCTV or other security cameras can be usually exported to some common format (like AVI) using the programs provided with the devices. However, this will usually remove any timestamps or similar data that verify the authenticity of the video recording.

List of software applications associated to the .bu file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open bu file, edit bu file, convert bu file, view bu file, play bu 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 bu files.

bu file player - programs that play bu file - Samsung CCTV security video recording

Programs supporting the exension bu on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about SmartViewer for play bu file action.

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