File with .DV4 extension contains a video saved in proprietary format used by Bosch CCTV camera systems. DV4 extension is also used by other CCTV manufacturers. Video files generated by Bosch CCTV devices can use other video formats, such as H.264, but the output file will always be saved as DV4 container. DV4 files can be burned into a CD or DVD.
DV4 videos can only be played back using dedicated software supplied with CCTV or directly on the device that recorded such video. Bosch Security System Archive Player, the said software, allows users to playback and archive DV4 videos. If the video is to be moved to another device it is advised that the playback software be moved as well. Some versions of the above-mentioned applications support conversion of DV4 files into such formats as AVI, WMV, or MP4. Third-party programs that also offer such option are available on the internet.
Programs that can handle DV4 files are as follows. DV4 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DV4 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with DV4 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DV4 files is that no program that can handle DV4 files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Windows Media Player or different compatible program, such as Bosch Video-over-IP (BVIP) Lite Suite. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Windows Media Player installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.
You still cannot access DV4 files although Windows Media Player is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Windows Media Player cannot handle files with DV4 may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Windows Media Player should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DV4 files with latest version of Windows Media Player you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
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 DV4 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the DV4 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. DV4 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If you obtained the problematic DV4 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the DV4 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Bosch Security Systems CCTV Video Format file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DV4 extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Bosch Security Systems CCTV Video Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DV4 files.
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