Opening DAV files

Did your computer fail to open a DAV file? We explain what DAV files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your DAV files.

What is a DAV file?

Files that contain the .dav file extension are most commonly associated with video files that have been created by a variety of DVR365 digital video recorders.

These recorders capture video images that have been recorded by CCTV (closed circuit TV) cameras. The recorders and cameras are often used with one another by security departments or for home security purposes. The digital recorders that are hooked up to these cameras then save the videos in a modified MPEG file format.

The modified MPEG video files that are created are saved with digital recorders are saved with the the .dav file extension.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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