DAV File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DAV file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle 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.

How to open DAV files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DAV for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different DAV openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DAV

While we know of one file format using the .DAV file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DAV file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of DAV files. Remember, different programs may use DAV files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

VideoPad Video EditorVideoPad Video EditorUser submitted
Smart PlayerSmart PlayerUser submitted
DaVinciDaVinciUser submitted
VideoPad Video-EditorVideoPad Video-EditorUser submitted
SF_PlayerSF_PlayerUser submitted
DOSBox DOS EmulatorDOSBox DOS EmulatorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DAV-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DAV-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!