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 60 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 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: v2.6.4

Release Date: May 19, 2017   (release blog, recent changes)

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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 10 recommended for best performance
(Click here for 32-bit version)
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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.
Paid users: upgrade to the current version for free. Just download and install the latest version. The registration will automatically carry over.

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

Version 2.5.0 adds powerful geotagging features to mark key locations in your videos. You can see your tags on the map and jump to them any time. You can even export them to Google Earth or Excel:

Dashcam Viewer supports the following 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 (Macintosh version)
  • Click on vehicle’s Graph trace to jump to that position in movie
  • “Real time” display of vehicle’s location and route on a Bing/Google 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 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. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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