Dashcam Viewer is a software application for viewing movies, GPS data, and shock-sensor data recorded by your dashcam or action cam. Dashcam Viewer supports over 70 camera models. See below for the complete list.

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What Dashcam Viewer can do for you:

  • 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.
  • “Geotag” points of interest along your route. Export these to a file. Or import them back in.
  • 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 FeaturesVideo Tutorials, 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: v2.7.0

Release Date: July 30, 2017   (blog, recent changes)

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System Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher
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System Requirements:
64-bit Windows 10 recommended for best performance
(Click here for 32-bit version)
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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. A video tutorial showing how to register is provided in the Video Tutorials section. 
Paid users: upgrade to the current version for free. Just download and install the latest version. The registration will automatically carry over.

Dashcam Viewer supports the following action and dash cameras:

Dashcam Viewer supports the following dual-channel dash 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 2-channel dashcams (Mac version)
  • Swap front and rear camera views for supported 2-channel dashcams (Mac and Windows versions)
  • Click on vehicle’s map route to jump to that position in movie
  • Click on vehicle’s Graph trace to jump to that position in movie
  • “Real time” display of vehicle’s location and route on a Google/Mapquest Map
  • Geotag points of interest and instant jump to those points in the movie sequence
  • Movie List view shows vehicle’s top speed in each movie. Uninteresting movies can be hidden from the playing sequence.
  • 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. PiP modes supported.
  • 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, file size, and frame rate
  • Optionally skip the first n seconds of each movie for dashcams that overlap sequential movies.
  • Drag and drop loading of movie directories
  • GPS data export to CSV, KML (Google Earth), and GPX file formats
  • Export current movie window to JPG or 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. 1600×1200 or higher resolution recommended. 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):
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Windows Requirements:

Windows 10 is recommended but Dashcam Viewer may run on earlier OS’s (Windows 7 and 8).  32-bit and 64-bit versions are available. 1600×1200 or higher resolution recommended. Low-end Windows PCs with poor video performance and limited screen resolution are not recommended.

Dashcam Viewer in Windows 10 Screenshot:

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

Contacts:

For questions on Dashcam Viewer that are not answered in the FAQ or bulk licensing questions, contact me at: .

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.

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  1. Hi John, there is any ability to changes the icons like the car in the middle of the wind rose. I use the dashcam on motorcycle so having a car in the middle of the wind rose its a bit strange. There is also a way to keep all feature in a main window and not to have to use the toogle “synch windows movement”.

    Thanks

      • I just tried it and it worked for me. You can try the alternative method and see if it works: click on the graph and use the “1” and “2” keys on the keyboard to lower and raise the max speed.

    • The motorcycle icon is a good idea, Pascal. I’ll add to my ToDo list. Sorry, but the sync window movement is the best way to preserve the orientation of all the windows.

  2. John,

    You may well know this already but I’ve just seen that it is possible the Nextbase 402g is a rebadged version of the DOD LS430w.

    The only reason I’m posting this is that I see you have another DOD camera working with your software and wonder if you have had better assistance with the DOD people than with Nextbase.

      • Greetings, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-c5D–YvrE for those that enjoy the restrictive software provided by nextbase for the 402G they might also find a striking similarity to the DOD video player shown in that you tube video. I was rather distressed to find the attractive pink line on the map that showed the route travelled on any segment played with the driving recorder player has evaporated. I would gladly entertain any suggestions as how to lure it back. Just another reason that I would very happily move from the feature impoverished nextbase/DOD driving recorder player to the continually evolving, improving Dashcam Viewer.

        • Doug, we all know how frustrating this is and now my 402G battery is giving up the ghost after just 16 months. To be fair they are sending me a replacement. If I’m not successful fitting the new battery to my device I’m off to buy one of the models John lists in his compatible list. I’ve contacted Nextbase a few times about their software but to date no positive response.

          Mike

          • Greetings, 16 months isn’t in my experience bad. The original battery in mine failed within a year. I contacted nextbase & they quite happily replaced the battery & did a firmware upgrade. This battery lasted about 6 months & they subsequently sent me a new one which I fitted but this sadly only lasted about 6 months. Rather than going back to nextbase I am trying to find a suitable replacement myself in the hope that its better quality. Good luck with new battery.

            Doug

  3. John – Love the software. Question: When I export a KML file to Google Earth, the file names appear on Google Earth’s map interface. Is there a way to export the KML without the file names. I’m just looking for the route to populate, nothing else. Thank you.

  4. Old Vehicle placemark icon is way better than the new dot…pls bring it back….new dot marker is bit confusing…please bring it back..please…because of dot marker, I am forced to use older version of dashcam viewer ….at least give an option so that user can choose his favourite vehicle marker in the next update…I have to delay updating my dashcam viewer till this feature is implemented 😦

    • sridhar, I added the option of reverting back to the old placemark icon just for you! Expect to see it in the next version (v2.6.7). In fact you’ll be able to revert to the old icon, or change the color of the round dot icon. 🙂

      • thanks a lot…:)..one more option will be useful..if possible implement in future versions…give an option to open two map windows simultaneously to see map at different zoom levels simultaneously…so that we can see the overview of the route in one window(zoom out view) and closeup details of route in another window…

  5. Are you planning to add support for 1440p in A119? Still not there in 2.6.6, and I’ve paid for a program that I can’t use.

    • Chris, the 1440p subject is discussed in https://dashcamviewer.com/faq/ question #3. It is unclear to me why some Windows computers can’t play the 1440p video in DV, and some can (like mine). You can still use Dashcam Viewer to at lower resolutions or use it to export your GPS data. If you are still unsatisfied send me an email and I’ll refund your money. Thanks! – John

      • Hi John, this is very puzzling and frustrating, and there doesn’t seem to be any way to resolve the apparent discrepancy between users’ experiences. My current approach is to use NovaTrakt to extract the GPS data for RegistratorViewer. I appreciate your kind offer of a refund but, as I bought it 3 years ago for use with an earlier camera, I won’t pursue that issue.

        I’d certainly like to hear from anyone who has had the problem and found a way to fix it.

  6. suggestions:
    1) old Vehicle placemark icon is better than the new dot..at least give an option to choose.

    2)give an option to open two map windows to see map at different zoom levels simultaneously.

    • thanks a lot…:)..one more option will be useful..if possible implement in future versions…give an option to open two map windows simultaneously to see map at different zoom levels simultaneously…so that we can see the overview of the route in one window(zoom out view) and closeup details of route in another window…

    • As Nextbase are advertising on British TV with the programme ‘Car crash, Britain’ its a shame that they don’t listen to customers and make their software compatible with DashCam Viewer. Some customers are considering changing to devices like this Viofo A119 which sounds extremely good. Thanks DaRkS!De for telling us about it. I’m green with envy and hopeful that you are using a PC.

  7. Well, I love the look of the interface, and there is certainly a lack of decent dashcam viewing software available, the Mio software doesn’t even support 2ch for their 2ch camera. Sad to say that I can’t get any video to play with DashCam Viewer.. I have both the Mio MiVue 698 Dual and the Mio MiVue 388 (in wife’s car) and even despite the 388 being listed as compatible, no video will play. GPS track info is read fine, the maps are accurate and the speed etc shows, but only statically as I click along the timeline speed graph as the video screen remains black and doesn’t play the video. I’ve tried it on my main PC, an i7 with an nVidia GTX980Ti running win 10, my server a Dell running server 2012 R2 and my Surface 3 running win 10, and its the same on all of them, everything looks right, but no video playback for either camera. My next step is to grab a Macbook pro from work and try it on that.

    • Update on this post, I have now tried it on the Mac version and it works great with the MiVue 698 Dual.. but of course there is no 2ch support yet, plus, I don’t actually own a Mac.. but it did play video fine, even in super HD from the front camera.

      • Yes, the 6xx series movies only seem to play in the Mac version of Dashcam Viewer. I think it’s related to an incompatibility with the codec and Microsoft DirectShow libraries.

    • Robert, a few of the dash cam movies I’ve tested play on either Mac or Windows, but not both. In the cases where this occurs I’ve pointed it out on the DV homepage (e.g., MiVue 580 and 658 are Mac DV only). But perhaps I’ve missed some cases. I will have to go back and see if my sample 388 movies play on my PC. (Edit: You could try adding a codec pack and see if this helps. http://shark007.net or search for K-Lite pack).

  8. Those of us with Nextbase dashcams continue to be disappointed by their attitude to your software. So much so that as my missus has grown to like our dashcam I now have permission to research a new one. Obviously it will not be a Nextbase while I cannot use Dashcam Viewer with it. I warned them some time ago but presumably while their sales are OK they aren’t interested.

    • While I am happy with the NextBase image quality, I too am fed up with the NextBase software. I have tried to get the GPS coding from the as well with no luck. I am also looking for a different brand camera. I love the Dashcam Viewer and the willingness John to listen to his users.
      I would like to know what other cameras are out there that give high quality image & performance.

      • That makes (at least) 3 of us. With my NextBase 512G relegated to the back seat I’m in the market for a new dashcam. One of the requirements for any new kit is that it offers seamless compatibility with all the many features of “Dashcam Viewer” – and that puts NextBase out of the frame. Sorry NexBase but you’re being overtaken by an increasingly competitive market.

        • Guys, don’t relegate your NextBase dashcams to the closet just yet! I can’t go into details but there’s been some progress made in the NextBase decoding by a 3rd party. I’m hopeful at least the 512G will be supported in the near future. Stay tuned.

          • Thank you John – as ever, on the case!
            Perhaps I should have said back shelf rather than back seat… that’s the dog’s domain. It’s a new forward facing camera that I will be getting, this time making sure beforehand that it offers full compatibility with your viewer.
            Regards, Brian

          • I had a broad grin on my face until I realised I have a 402G . . . . grhh

            but as Brian says, John, you are keeping a constant track on what your customers or potential customers are saying which is unusual and excellent in this day and age.

          • Rather sad reflection on Nextbase (I have a 502G (the g probably for Gopping software)) that this forum has become a centre of gripes about the crappy nextbase software. I am hoping given the lethargy shown by nextbase that the 512 & 502 will probably use the same code and thus save me the expense of replacing it (at least until it dies of natural causes). I was informed bryn@nextbase.co.uk (head of Marketing Tel 0203 195 0868) “We are however looking at a number of alternatives to bring more features to our player in the near future.” that was on 5/5/2016, sadly beyond my ability to hold my breath. Personally I think that the ability to be able to use the data harvested by the camera is 50% of the reason to have one.
            Nextbase amongst others could learn a great deal by looking at the way Dashcam Viewer is conducted.

          • Well put, Doug. I echo your frustration. I’ve also reached out to NextBase and got the same result. That said, with the help of a 3rd party I hope to have a solution for the 512G soon.

          • John, if I sent you a couple of Nextbase 402G files would it be possible to see if they work on your software? I know that’s really saucy of me but – yep, that’s me, a real creep. Just wish I’d spent that extra few bob on the 512G.

            Mike

          • Good news– Dashcam Viewer 2.6.5 has 512G compatibility. Plus 302G compatibility in the Window version. Please download it and give it a try. Thanks for the samples, Brian. Also, special thanks to Brian K for his help with the 512G.

  9. Is Dashcam Viewer compatible with EBORN HD Dash Cam with Built in GPS ,170° Angle View,1080P 1296P,32GB Card included,Car Dashboard Camera Recorder DVR with 2.7 inch LCD, Parking Monitor ?

    Is Dashcam Viewer licence in perpetuity or annual subscription?

    John Ball

    • Hi John, I’m not familiar with that dashcam model. Please see FAQ, question #1.

      Is Dashcam Viewer license in perpetuity or annual subscription?

      Good question. The license has been “in perpetuity” since day 1. Dashcam Viewer customers have had free updates since version 1.0 came out in 2014. I have no plans to change that but I can’t guarantee that the licensing scheme will never change.

      • Camera support from your list

        HP f800x, HP F210, HP F310 , HP F520G (Mac version)

        When i read the list and you have (Mac Version ) is this in addition to Windows versions or Mac only)
        Please clarify

          • The movies from all of those HP dashcam models play correctly on the Mac version. Unfortunately, they do not play on the Windows version. I think there is some sort of codec incompatibility with the video backend used in Windows Dashcam Viewer. Sorry about that.

  10. Hi, I contacted you about a year ago, asking about “switching between front and rear cameras” on the software. You said it was on your ‘to-do’ list… I’ve just opened up DashCam Viewer for the first time since last year…. I have upgraded to the ‘current’ version = 2.5.9
    I still don’t see the ‘ability’ to switch between front and rear cameras?

    Is this coming anytime soon?… I have to open BlackVue for this function?…
    April 8th 2017

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