DAV File Extension

DAV file icon
DVR365 Video Format
  • Developer
    DVR365
  • Popularity
    3.7 (29 votes)

What is DAV file?

Files with the .DAV extension contain coded videos. Such videos are encoded with MPEG coding - H.264. Due to the coding, classic video display programs do not support this format.

DAV files are created with specific recording devices, such as:

  • DVR365,
  • DSD304,
  • DSD316,
  • Other closed circuit security cameras in the CCTV system.

DAV files can be played in the DVR 365 application. The can be also converted into some of the popular formats, like AVI, MPEG, in order to make them available across larger number of players. The DVR365 system was substituted by AlienDVR – offering better parameters and wider possibilities.

Programs which support DAV file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DAV files. DAV files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DAV file

How to open file with DAV extension?

Problems with accessing DAV may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with DAV files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install DVR365 PC Player

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DAV files is that no program that can handle DAV files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing DVR365 PC Player or different compatible program, such as HandBrake, Total Video Converter. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download DVR365 PC Player installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit DVR365.com website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of DVR365 PC Player and update if needed

If you already have DVR365 PC Player installed on your systems and DAV files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that DVR365 PC Player cannot handle files with DAV may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using DVR365 PC Player.

Step 3. Assign DVR365 PC Player to DAV files

If you have the latest version of DVR365 PC Player installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DAV on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the DAV file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the DVR365 PC Player installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DAV files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DAV file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DAV extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the DAV for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper DAV file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the DAV file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DAV file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the DAV file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the DAV file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the DAV file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with DAV extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open DVR365 PC Player

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DAV files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with DVR365 Video Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DAV files.

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