Dahua Video (*.DAV) Playback in Mac OSX

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  1. nayr

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    Dahua OSX Software Bundle (*.DAV playback on Mac OSX)

    Dahua OSX Software Bundle / Dahua Video (*.DAV) Playback in Mac OSX

    Download: Dahua OSX Software.dmg (176.9 MB)
    • SmartPSS - v2.00.0
    • SmartPlayer - v3.40.0
    • Config Tool - v4.01.0
    • Config Tool - v3.10.0 (better for recovery)
    • FileConvert - v3.34.3
    Last Updated: January 2017 - SmartPSS 2.0 Finally Released!

    Why download this bundle? Because Dahua distributes software compressed in .bzip2 formats which OSX has no native way of handling, and the dahua download servers from china are usually extremely slow and difficult to navigate.


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    SmartPSS Features:
    • RealTime View and Recorded Playback
    • PTZ Control
    • IVS Smart Rules & Fisheye Dewarping
    • Event Logs and Alerts
    • H264/H265/SmartCodec Support
    • Lower CPU Usage than Browser Plugins
    • Grid Playback with Custom Displays
    • Tours, Device Configuration, and more
    • Note it does not play back recorded video.
    SmartPlayer Features:
    • Watermark Verification
    • Grouping Multiple Streams for Sync'd Playback
    • Slow Mo 1/64 Speed, High 64x Speed
    • Seeking
    • Loading Raw Files off Network Share
    • Export to AVI
    • Digital Zoom

    Other known OSX tools to handle .DAV files:

    WARNING, there is a 3rd party commercial software tool that is spamming these forums and is 100% untrustworthy: DO NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL OR PAY FOR UFUSoft DAV Converter for Mac


    All the files I posted are free for download, no trials.. 100% Dahua Software
     
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    nayr IPCT Contributor

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    just an update, Ive noticed when I increased my recordings to 30min length I was unable to seek through the files anymore, quite a pain in the arse.

    backed the files down to 10m segments and I can seek around again fine, must be a size limit of some sorts where mplayer fails to index the file.
     
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    Thanks for sharing this :)
     
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    Attached is a simple Mac OSX utility that will convert Dahua *.dav files to Standard *.asf pretty quickly, tested on OSX 10.9 and the resulting files play and seek fine using VLC player.

    This screenshot from VLC shows resulting video details from a 3MP Capture on a dahua camera with Audio

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    I found the app we have all been wanting for eons, moved to top post
     
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    NEED THIS IN MY LIFE. Attached file doesnt have full directory.
    I used Handbrake to convert the files to mp4 but seriously would love this smart player. Where did you find it?
     
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    Sorry, looks like the upload got corrupted.. I repackaged it and put it on Dropbox try again.
     
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    thank you very much for these very useful links :)
     
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    buddythacat Young grasshopper

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    What do you use SmartPSS besides just casual viewing? I love SmartPSS but it seems like a PC/MAC only type of NVR similar to BI (less features). I have an ION NVR but its less user friendly than SmartPSS. I'd love to set it to record and be done with it, but I would probably need to leave my mac on all the time :\
     
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    I have a dedicated display on my Mac just for SmartPSS, so its not 'casual'.. its always on.. only Chrome gets more real-estate and used more than SmartPSS on my tri-display workstation.

    I also have a Dahua 4216-4k nvr, and combined they are quite sweet.. playback of video could not be easier or quicker, many times I see something happen.. then right click and hit instant replay, then I can fast-forward/rewind/pause whatever crazy shit I just saw.

    you can also set it up to give audible alerts to alarms/events.
     
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    Nice NVR...you are leaps/bounds above where I want to be. Does that nvr send a pic when motion is detected?
     
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    it can push either a still picture, video recording or live video to your mobile device through the native gDMSS/iDMSS apps; triggered by motion/line-cross/intrusion detection/facial detection/audio detection/etc... so the answer is yes.
     
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    Re: Dahua OSX Software Bundle (*.DAV playback on Mac OSX)


    Nayr,

    Thanks for all the links and help. One thing that is driving me crazy is that i can't download one full length file and they are all chopped up in pieces. Is there any way to get 1 file to share with the police that is start to finish in a format they can use on their computers?

    Thanks,
    Mik
     
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    nayr IPCT Contributor

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    extend your duration length in recording settings.
     
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    mik Getting the hang of it

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    hate to ask..but can you give a screen shot of what you are talking about. I thought i was doing that but started cursing when it didn't work.

    Thanks in advance,
    mik
     
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    nayr IPCT Contributor

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    on the camera or nvr
     

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    1st time poster here. Got here because i needed a way to share some video of a criminal.

    Anyhow, thank you nayr very much. Like the other guy said, you are way above where I want to be. I don't even know where to start.
     
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    HI ! Thanks for your post. It's working fine and is complete ! :cool:Just a question about this "duration length" : when I try to make a conversion to AVI, there are just a multi AVI files (duration : 6 sec.). I try to extend the "interval" or make a 10 min. movie but there are always multi AVI from 6 sec.
    Can you help if you know how to convert a DAV to 1 AVI file (with an "acceptable" duration :rapture:) ?
    Thanks a lot and great job !
     
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    try using the FileConvert file attached to the first post
     
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    Working fine ;-)
    Many thanks
     
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    I know a software called Avdshare Video Converter which can directly play DAV files on Mac or Windows computer or convert DAV to other video format like MP4, AVI, WMV etc to play on popular media player or devices
     
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    yeah for $40 cash money.. screw that nonsense.. since this is your first post.. are you spamming us? anything you should disclose? like being an employee of that company?
     
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    Tanks but that's true Fileconvert work fine... and is free ;-)
     
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    nayr IPCT Contributor

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    updated SmartPlayer from v3.35.0 to v3.40.0 from July 7th 2016
     
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    Re: Dahua OSX Software Bundle (*.DAV playback on Mac OSX)

    Hi Nayr,

    Does SmartPSS run on El Capital 10.11.6 ? I get an unidentified developer when I try to install and or open the SmartPSS.10
     
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    dunno havent tried, but you'll need to open controll panel, security and say open anyhow.
     
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    updated configtool from v3.10.0 to v4.01.0
     
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    quit spamming that paid junk when there's free software that does better.. u mad that this thread is taking your google rankings?
     
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    Thanks for then links Nayr!!
     
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    Nayr - I'd love to have the Smart PSS on my Mac running in the background but it seems to eat up CPU (after a while the fan turns on to cool the processor). Is there a way to set it up whereby it doesn't use a bunch of computer CPU?

    Thanks in advance and thanks for finding the starlight dahua camera...now aliexpress can ever get anymore in stock! :)
     

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