How to open .dvr extension format files?

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I was wondering if anyone was able to figure out how to open .dvr extension format or files? I’m trying to help a friend open this file that he got from a CCTV surveillance camera system. I have tried Windows Media Player, Windows Player Classic, VLC, Quicktime; none of them work, I am not sure where to get the correct codec either. I have tried searching everywhere online, tried several DVR software, but no luck (most are mainly for surveillance servers or cameras with no compatible playback with .dvr, or I am not able to set it up) reply

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05-08-2008 03:22 PM
gamer539
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.dvr tends to be a proprietary format, playable only with the player or software provided by the company that made it. What I suspect (though I don’t have proof) is that there may be many different .dvr types out there (because companies just append dvr for 'digital video recorder' although there isn’t a set standard).
There’s a few reasons for this. Often times cctv surveillance footage needs to be tamper-proof (especially if used as evidence in a court case). If it’s a proprietary format no one knows about, that likely will fulfill that purpose. Second the files need to store more information than just video. Usually that’ll be time information, camera number or location, and stuff like that. In regular videos you can stamp it straight on the image, but perhaps cctv folks prefer to keep it separate from the video stream as metadata.

The bottom line with all this is you need to know the source of the .dvr file. Most likely you’ll be able to find a player for the file type on the manufacturer’s site (sometimes they require you to login to download this). reply

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05-09-2008 12:04 AM
anonymous
1,580 posts

If you have the system from which the dvr was created, a dvr player provided by the cctv camera system, and you can play it on your computer, you can record the video using CamStudio, which will record whats on your computer screen, and you can box it, crop it, etc. to make it fit to the size you wish. CamStudio has a lossless codec that will record the dvr video almost without loss of quality and convert it to an AVI file, which can be played on windows media player, loaded into moviemaker, on to YouTube, etc. reply

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05-13-2008 01:57 AM
Tsun_Tzu_Lens
6 posts

I tried CamStudio and it won’t record the .dvr video being played but it will record all the other acivity occuring on the screen. I’m at a loss as to how I can edit .dvr files that I’ve recorded with my video capture card. reply

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06-26-2008 10:24 AM
Rastus

When you capture with camtasia, you need to make sure that video acceleration is off. Right click on desktop, properties, settings, advanced, troubleshooting, then move the acceleration slider all the way to the left. reply

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07-08-2008 02:53 AM
Pugglesville

i want video player of .dvr format reply


Há um programa que converte vídeos *.dvr com excelente qualidade.
O nome do programa é DVR Studio Pro. Baixem no seguinte link (sem o traço) _http://www.4shared.com/file/44913252/b9d83e0d/DVR-StudioProv156-EQUiNOX.html?s=1

Ajudem a galera ao invés de dar patadas e falar do que não entendem.

Forte abraço a todos! reply

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12-29-2009 07:02 PM
JCMASTER

I’m having the same problem. I need to preview a CCTV tape for an upcoming court case to identify a person, I can’t do this because I can’t see the video. I know where the dvd copy came from but they have since erased their original footage. Are there no programs out there to open this file type? reply

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02-15-2010 08:17 AM
beagle

I have the same problem. But I found out something: It can be converted to any other format with AVS Video Converter. It can be downloaded from http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-Video-Converter.aspx reply

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04-06-2010 07:13 PM
nusawae

avs DOES NOT work! reply

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07-09-2010 07:51 AM
steveB

Perhaps KMPlayer (free media player from Korea) can solve the problem. How do you record it? By screen recorder or digital camera? I use Demo creator to record computer video and always save it as AVI/MP4.
http://www.sameshow.com/demo-creator.html reply

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07-13-2010 07:33 AM
dethopia
1 posts

for screen capture I prefer Macvide Screencap ( www.macvide.com ) reply

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08-05-2010 09:12 AM
beas
26 posts

I have a satellite DVR that saves everything as a .dvr file. I encountered the same problem of absolutely nothing will play them. Then I found ProjectX http://project-x.sourceforge.net/. It’s free and it does work. You have to install it from source. Don’t let this put you off. The readme file contains very good instructions. I can not thank its makers enough. I’m going to write a guide for windows users on how to install it. As more novice users may be put off.
With regards to CCTV files, they may be encrypted, I don’t know if project X can handle them. However the CCTV DVR should have a codec or player for it. reply

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10-18-2010 03:29 AM
Boonex

Hi there,

write me to sent to you a decoder to open this files to rogersabillon@gmail.com

Regards.

gamer539 wrote:
I was wondering if anyone was able to figure out how to open .dvr extension format or files? I’m trying to help a friend open this file that he got from a CCTV surveillance camera system. I have tried Windows Media Player, Windows Player Classic, VLC, Quicktime; none of them work, I am not sure where to get the correct codec either. I have tried searching everywhere online, tried several DVR software, but no luck (most are mainly for surveillance servers or cameras with no compatible playback with .dvr, or I am not able to set it up)

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12-15-2010 10:30 AM
Mdroger

JCMASTER wrote:
Há um programa que converte vídeos *.dvr com excelente qualidade.
O nome do programa é DVR Studio Pro. Baixem no seguinte link (sem o traço) _http://www.4shared.com/file/44913252/b9d83e0d/DVR-StudioProv156-EQUiNOX.html?s=1

Ajudem a galera ao invés de dar patadas e falar do que não entendem.

Forte abraço a todos!

Muito obrigado cara... isso ai.. :-) reply

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12-24-2010 01:09 PM
Leandro Rocha

BsPlayer can play the movie but it plays mute.(with no sound). reply

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01-12-2011 07:49 AM
nobody

i have the same problem, but i can play the .dvr file on windows media player ver.11 but it won’t play on ver.12 64-bit. reply

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06-07-2011 02:26 AM
rwb61

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06-14-2011 08:46 AM
jomynn

usually reply

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08-07-2011 12:55 PM
ogz

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