DAV File Type

- The quick facts

What are DAV files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DAV file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a DAV file?

A .DAV file is a Dahua DVR Video 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 .dav extension.

How to open DAV files

Important: Different programs may use files with the DAV file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DAV file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: February 25, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

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