Dashcam Viewer is a software application for viewing movies, GPS data, and shock-sensor data recorded by your dashboard camera.


With Dashcam Viewer you can:

  • Play your dashcam videos on the main screen while watching your vehicle’s speed, distance, position, bearing, and shock-sensor data update on graphs, data displays, and maps.
  • Export your GPS tracks to common file formats such as comma-separated value (CSV), Google Earth KML, and GPS-exchange (GPX) for further data analysis.
  • Export portions of videos to new clips
  • Combine multiple videos into a single video
  • And much more! Check out our Features page and Users Manual for more details.

Download the FREE version below. The free version is fully functional but has a 5-movie sequential limit. Purchasing removes the limit and the splash screen.

Current Version: v2.1.6

Release Date: July 18, 2016   (history)

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System Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher
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How to uninstall

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System Requirements:
64-bit Windows 7, 8, 10
(Click here for 32-bit version)
End User License Agreement
How to uninstall

Upgrade to the full version:

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Mac OS X ($25 US)

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Windows 64-bit or 32-bit ($25 US)

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After upgrading you will receive a registration code within 24 hours. The code is entered directly into the Dashcam Viewer program through the Register window located under the Help menu. This will remove the startup screen and eliminate the 5 sequential movie restriction. See Blog for version history.

 Here is a Quick Start video demonstrating some of the features of v2.1.2:

Dashcam Viewer supports the following cameras:

Support for these and other camera models will evolve with new releases of DCV. Even if your dashcam is not one of these models, you can still play your camera’s movies without the data.

Features include:

  • Resizable main viewing screen
  • Zoomable and translatable movie view
  • Heads-up display of current date, time, speed, distance, position, and bearing
  • Heads-up display of altitude, HDOP, and Satellites-in-View (for cameras that support these metrics)
  • Picture-in-picture front and rear camera displays for BlackVue DR550GW-2CH, Panorama X2, and Koonlung K1S  (Macintosh version)
  • Click on vehicle’s map route to jump to that position in movie (Macintosh version)
  • “Real time” display of vehicle’s location and route on a Bing/Google Map
  • Map pans automatically to keep vehicle centered, or you can keep map fixed
  • Color-coded route line to indicate vehicle’s speed throughout the journey
  • Graphical displays of speed, distance, bearing, altitude, HDOP, Satellites-in-View, and X, Y, Z shock sensor data
  • Autoscaling of graph views
  • Compass display of vehicle’s direction
  • Weather display widget for retrieving weather conditions at the location and date of the currently-playing movie
  • Export portions of the currently playing movie to a separate movie file
  • Combine multiple clips into a single large movie
  • Save settings on a per-movie basis.
  • Automatic transition between sequential movie files
  • Variable playback speed control
  • Jump to fastest part of route, or to any loaded movie file instantly
  • Orient map “North Up” or in vehicle velocity
  • Slider controls for direct access to any movie file or any position in a movie file
  • Navigation buttons to jump ahead or back by one or ten movie files
  • Display of current movie file name and file size
  • Drag and drop loading of movie directories
  • GPS data export to CSV, KML (Google Earth), and GPX file formats
  • Export current movie window to PNG file
  • Auto-load movie directory upon start-up
  • Click to reveal currently-playing movie in Finder
  • Support for kph or mph units
  • Support for timezone biasing
  • Keyboard and mouse shortcuts
  • Support for MP4, MOV, and AVI movies
  • Controls for movie brightness and contrast (Windows version only)
  • Support for internet connection via proxy server
  • User-selectable choice of English, Dutch, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, or Vietnamese language for the GUI. Don’t see your language here? Contact me if you’d like to do a translation.

The free version of Dashcam Viewer is fully functional but is limited to loading the first 5 movies in your movie directory.  Please try it before you buy it to make sure it works for you.

Mac OS X Requirements:

The Mac OS X version of Dashcam Viewer runs on Mac OS X 10.8.5 and above. Dashcam Viewer is not a “signed” application. If OS X issues a warning when you try to run it, see the FAQ for how to adjust your Security&Privacy settings.

Dashcam Viewer on Mac OS X Screenshot (Russian-language version):

Windows Requirements:

The Windows version runs on Windows 7, 8, and 10.  Low-end Windows PCs with poor video performance and limited screen resolution are not recommended.

Dashcam Viewer in Windows 10 Screenshot:



Dashcam Viewer comes with a Users Manual, which includes detailed descriptions and window screenshots.  You can preview it here: Dashcam Viewer Users Manual.

This software uses code of FFmpeg licensed under the LGPLv2.1 and its source can be downloaded here. The GPL version, which if used in Dashcam Viewer, allows PiP movie exporting for dual-channel cameras, can be downloaded here (this feature is Mac-only for now). See the Dashcam Viewer Users Manual for how to install the GPL version into Dashcam Viewer.

And a special thanks to our supporters…


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  1. Greetings John. Although your software does not (yet) do the gps/map thing on my NextBas514, I have been more than willing to pay for a registered copy because it does a cracking job juts the video from it as well as the GoPro.
    You may like to know that it also renders the .mov files from the new Nikon P900 camera.

    As a registered user, may I suggest a couple of updates on upcoming iterations?
    * Under the MENU… add ‘Close Movie’ (Closes current movie from the play list) and ‘Close All’ (Closes all movies in the current play list, keeping Dashcam Viewer open so that other movies can be loaded without having to close Dashcam & re-open it.)
    * Under the HELP… With registered versions change the word ‘Register’ to ‘Registered’ on this point, I have some registered software wher it displays ‘Registered to Donald Gray’ which is nice touch and give the author an indication of the source of any pirate copies out there too!)

    Power to your elbow sir. Keep up the excellent work.

    • Hi Donald, thanks for the comments. I’m still struggling with NextBase to support their dashcams but despite promises to “we’ll get back to you” it’s been sadly quiet.

      As to your suggestions:
      #2: Excellent idea! In fact, I’ve already coded it up so you’ll see this in the next release (v2.1.7)
      #1: No need for a Close Movie command since you can just load another set of movies without quitting the program.


  2. Nice software. We need to record locations of specific events along with capture an image. Is there a way during playback to snap a shot and have it saved as a jpeg and also have the coordinates recorded in a separate file or even to the clipboard so that we can add them to a database?

  3. John – Is there somewhere on the site that shows the additional capabilities received when buying the full version? Thank you

    • Excellent question. The free version has all the features of the paid version. However, the paid version has these advantages:

      1) You can load up to 1000 movies at a time instead of 5.
      2) The nagging splash screen shown at startup is removed.
      3) The merge-movies feature will combine more than just two movies at a time.

      Also, tracking purchases is the only way I gauge how many people are using the program. This is what motivates me to make improvements and add features to the program.😉


      • Thanks for the information. Another question. In the manual you show a altitude option on the graph in the MAC screenshot. I run the software on a PC, and don’t see that option.

        Is that Mac only?

        • Todd, not all dashcams record altitude, HDOP, and Sats In View. If your dashcam model doesn’t produce these metrics than Dashcam Viewer hides those graphs since they are not applicable.

  4. Hello John, just to confirm, your software does work with the whole GoPro Hero 4 series correct? I saw the name listed in the compatible devices list but it was merged with the Flytrex data logger and Phantom 2 Quadcopter. Does this mean that the GoPro will only work alongside another device or is that listing just a string of multiple compatible devices in one?

    • Support for the Hero4 movies is in context with the Phantom 2 with Flytrex GPS logger. Dashcam Viewer will play the Hero 4 video while showing the Phantom 2 position on the Google Map. This was meant to support the Phantom 2 + H4-3D combo.

  5. Dose Dashcams viewer have maximum file size limit for trial version? i tried to open 2G MP4 file, it never finished loading.

    • A large file may take a while to load. For large files be sure to use the 64-bit version.

      But keep in mind Dashcam Viewer is optimized to work with short duration files that are typical of most dashcams. These are typically 100-200MB. 2GB is definitely not typical.

  6. Hello John.

    Is it possible to make a portable Version for Windows?
    On my old Cam I put Registratorviewer on the SDcard….
    best regards

  7. Hi John

    I have a Garmin Nuvicam and have tried it first with the free version of your software before going ahead with a purchase of your full version. All that I am able to do is view the movie and there is no GPS data. I have tried to follow the instructions in your FAQ #1 but the file structure is a little weird. When I view the SD card in Windows explorer all it show up is a list of MP4 files. I can only access other files using Garmin’s GDC Player which is a pile of rubbish with no manual to help.

    Is it going to be possible for you to include Garmin Nuvicam is your list of compatible devices please?

  8. Thanks for your hard work on this, just the software I was looking for. I just bought a Thinkware F770 with the optional rear camera. Was hoping for the picture in picture feature and being able to join clips into a longer move I can export or post on Youtube. But seems features like PiP and joining clips aren’t available on the Windows version yet? Any timeline for this, I promise to buy your software as soon as these features work. :)

  9. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I’m trying to view BlackSys CF-100 videos on a Mac using your software, but I only see a black screen (I do see the map). Your FAQ says that Flip4Mac might work. I tried it and it does not work. I can see the videos using VLC though. Do you have any other idea how to make them available inside dashcam viewer?

    Thank you.

    • Hi Ondrej, my friend has a BlackSys and has the same problem. Unfortunately, the video library I use is not compatible with the movie file format produced by this dashcam. Not much I can do about it I’m afraid.

      • Thank you very much for your prompt reply John, I imagined that would be the case. I’ll use a Windows computer then. Thank you for your help!

  10. I have the Original Dash Cam (4SKC01), the Dash Cam player that’s included does not work and the downloaded version from the link above indicates I’ll only have 5 plays before having to purchase it. Please provide a registration code so that I can play the .map files from the Dash Cam.

    • TJ, you can use the trial version of Dashcam Viewer as often as you like. It’s just limited to loading no more than 5 movies at once. The .map file format is proprietary (I have not decode it yet) so for now Dashcam Viewer will play the movies but you probably will not see the GPS data.

  11. Hi, my gps track file has the extensions XML, do I have to convert the file to GPX, because I d’ont see the map

    • Never heard of that dashcam, Pete. I’d recommend giving it a try. If the video plays but you don’t see GPS data, take a look at the FAQ, question #1.

    • Conrad, try version 2.1.0. I don’t have Mac OS X 10.7.5, but I chose “10.7” as the deployment target for Dashcam Viewer 2.1.0.

  12. Does this work with DOD LS470W+? Only the DOD GS600 is listed. I would assume the file format is the same however. But not sure. If not how can i help sort compatibility?

    • Carl, please see my FAQ, question 6. The NextBase 402G, NextBase 512G, DOD LS460W (and now DOD LS470W) are my nemesis (nemesii?)! They are all very popular dashcam and all encode their GPS data in the same, proprietary format. I’ve have been unsuccessful in procuring a response from DOD regarding decoding this format. NextBase did respond with a “we’ll get back to you” but nothing more than that. Very frustrating.

      • Had I known about a) your software and b) Nextbase’s lack of interest in supporting decent viewers I might have bought another camera. On the basis of this I have reduced the star rating on my Amazon review from four to three stars.

  13. Hi, I intend wanting to buy your software to use on my Mac with a Blackvue DR650-1CH. Can you please confirm – when you try to “join” multiple sequential videos, is the software capable of automatically removing the overlap that happens at the beginning/end of the videos or does that have to be done manually ?

  14. Hello,
    Nice product.
    I play .mov file from A118C.
    In trial mode all is fine but movie in full hd doesen’t play well(stutter).
    Is there a setting or something else?

    • Hi Ice, it’s hard to say what’s going on without more information on your system. I assume you’re on a PC. Some Windows PCs with slow hard drives, CPU, or GPU may stutter the movies. Please try a newer machine if possible. Sorry about that!

  15. Does your software work with the KDLinks X1 dashcam? It’s screen interface is very similar to that of the Falconzero F170+ HD dashcam. It also imbeds the GPS data in the MOV video files.

  16. Hello John,
    With the Sony 4K that I am looking at, the GPS data file is in NMEA format. Will your software support that?
    Thank you

  17. Two questions:
    1. Does your software support the many action cams on the market such as the SONY 4K?

    2. Can the final file, the video with a street map overlay, be saved and played on any computer without having your software loaded?
    Thank you.

    • Ernest:
      1) Yes, we support the ION Adventure Cam and Contour+ Action Cam. I don’t have any experience with the SONY 4K though.
      2) I use SnapzPro (Mac) to record the entire computer screen activity to a movie file. That way all the windows of Dashcam Viewer are captures. If you’re a PC users I’m sure there’s something equivalent.

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