What is .DAV File?

DAV is an encrypted format created by a DVR365 digital video recorder, such as the DSD304, DSD308, or DSD316 DVR. DAV is commonly used for recording video captured by CCTV cameras in China.

How to Open and Play DAV File?

DAV file cannot be natively playback with the populare media players like VLC, KM player. In order to play DAV with VLC, the all-in-one codec pack K-Lite Codec Pack is needed to download and install.

To open and play DAV files without conversion on Windows PC, the recommend choice is to hire a special software package, the DVR365 Player software that ships with the DVR365 digital video recorder. Currently there is no way to play DAV files on Mac computer.

Luckily, we can convert DAV to more frienly fromat like convert DAV to MP3, WAV, WMA, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, DV, ProRes, H.264, etc to play DAV on Windows PC, Mac computer and portable devices like Samsung Gallary, iPhone, iPad, Nexus, Zune, PSP, Kindle Fire, HDTV, etc or upload DAV to YouTube, YouKu, Hulu, etc. or edit DAV in Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, iMovie, Final Cut Pro/Express, Avid. This article includes a guide on how to convert DAV to MP3, WAV, WMA, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, etc on Windows or on Mac.

How to Convert DAV to MP3, WAV, WMA, AVI, MP4, WMV, etc.?

Step 1: Download the free DAV Converter

Download the free DAV Converter. Run the DAV Converter after complete downloading.

Step 2: Convert DAV to AVI

Browse your computer to load your DAV file. Then set target file name. And click “Convert” button to start convert DAV to AVI.

Convert DAV to AVI

The DAV Converter can only convert DAV to AVI format. This step is finished is you only want to convert DAV to AVI. If you want to convert DAV to MP4, WMV, MP4, FLV, DV, ProRes, H.264, ect. or extract audio from DAV and convert DAV to MP3, WAV, WMA, etc, continue follow the steps below.

Step 3: Convert the converted DAV file to MP3, WAV, WMA, MP4, WMV, FLV, etc

Free download U2USoft Total Video Converter or Video Converter for Mac. Install and launch the program.

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Step 4: Add the converted DAV to U2USoft Video Converter Ultimate

Press on “Add Video” button to load the converted DAV file in Step 2 to the program.

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Step 5: Set output profile as MP3, MP4, WMV or whatever wanted format

Click “Profile” drop-down. To convert DAV to MP3, select “MP3 – MPEG-layer-3 audio(*.mp3)” from “General Audio” category.

To convert DAV to MP3, select “MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)” from “General Video” category.

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Step 6: Start converting DAV to MP3, WAV, WMA, MP4, WMV, AVI, etc.

Press on “Convert” button to start converting DAV to MP3, WAV, WMA, MP4, WMV, AVI, or whatever wanted video or audio format.