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DV4 File Extension

Bosch Security Systems CCTV Video Format
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What is DV4 file?

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 which support DV4 file extension

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.

Programs that support DV4 file

Updated: 09/03/2019

How to open file with DV4 extension?

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.

Step 1. Get the Windows Media Player

Install software to open DV4 file 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.

Step 2. Check the version of Windows Media Player and update if needed

Update software that support file extension DV4You 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.

Step 3. Associate Bosch Security Systems CCTV Video Format files with Windows Media Player

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.

Associate software with DV4 file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the DV4 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Windows Media Player installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DV4 files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with DV4 file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DV4 extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DV4 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the DV4 file is complete and free of 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 DV4 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check DV4 file for viruses
1. Check the DV4 file for viruses or malware

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.

2. Verify that the DV4 file’s structure is intact

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.

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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Bosch Security Systems CCTV Video Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Windows Media Player

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.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

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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If you have additional information about the DV4 file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on DV4 file.

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