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

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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.
  • 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: v2.2.2

Release Date: October 2, 2016   (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:

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)
  • 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
  • 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:

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. 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.

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  1. Just looked up compatibility with my thinkware f750 and it states windows operating system only .Is this still the case as would like to use this on my mac ?

    • Yes, Ben, I’m afraid the movie codec format used by the F750 is not compatible with Dashcam Viewer on the Mac (not is it compatible with Apple’s own Quicktime Player 7, which shares the same video backend as DV).

  2. John – really appreciate what you’re doing here. Re. the black screen/resolution too high problem; is this something that you plan on fixing in a future update or is it just something that won’t happen? (I ask purely in the interests of working with the best available quality video from the Mini0806). Thanks again.

    • Jonathan, to answer your question, Dashcam Viewer is built around a video backend, which is a 3rd party product. On some Windows computers this backend prevents movie resolutions greater than 1080p from displaying (the user sees a black screen). This has been a source of frustration for me (and a number of customers) since this software component is out of my control. My hope is that the 3rd party will address this issue in a future release of this product. Fortunately this does not occur in the Mac version of DV, and in a number of Windows configurations.

      • John – First of all, I agree with Jonathan: you’ve got a great product in DCV. As regards the resolution problem in Windows (which fortunately I’ve not encountered since my camera’s resolution is 1080), how easy would it be for you to allow other video display software such as VLC? I suppose the problem are a) it needs to have been installed as a pre-requisite for DCV, and b) keeping the VLC video in sync with the data/map windows. Good luck in getting your present 3rd party supplier to fix the 1080 limit.

        On those PCs that are affected, is the limit exactly 1080? I ask because I notice my camera produces 1920×1088, with the bottom 8 pixels being for displaying the lat/long/speed. So maybe some people whose cameras are nominally 1080 will be affected by the black screen bug if their camera outputs the on-screen data as *additional* lines rather than overlaying them on the 1080 lines of the picture.

      • John – many thanks for your prompt and detailed response (and apologies for the delay in mine!). In all likelihood, it’s my 5-year old PC that’s causing the problem! Thanks again for what looks like a great product. I’m just off to tweak my resolution down! All the best.

      • Power to your elbow, John.
        Personally, I urge others out there who are waiting for support for their dashcam before supporting John. Don’t wait. Get the paid version. At the moment, Dashcam Viewer doesn’t fully support my Dashcam (unusual gps coding) BUT I use the registered version as a darn good Viewer for my videos from my phone Canon & Nikon DSLRS, GoPro cameras as well as video from my dashcam. I am more than happy to buy the registration for what it gives me.
        It is a very good general video player.
        … No, John has not asked me to write this & I have no association with him other than being a user and supporter.

  3. HI John,
    Just purchased the full system, 2 things, The north feature only works on Bing, not on Google maps. Is that normal? What do the 4 blue arrows do on the viewer screen? Mine apparently do nothing.


  4. Hi John,

    First of all, thanks for the brand new version 2.2.2.

    Now, just a suggestion for the future. It would be nice to feature the option of opening two windows or DCV at the same time. That simple. Not needed to be both syncronized in time or space. Just, for example, for comparing two videos of the same road, recorded at different time each.



    • Second cam support only works on the Mac version of Dashcam Viewer. All you need to do is load the parent movie folder. Or you can load individual First cam movies and the Second cam movies will be automatically loaded.

  5. John – Just to confirm that V2.2.2 seems to fix the problems I reported: track freezing and getting out of sync with video as soon as DCV changes to a new segment file which later on loses GPS sync; gap in track on map and several seconds of green screen between the end of one segment and the start of the next (now the track and video display are continuous without breaks). The display of the date in the calendar pane is a lot better (all seven days of the week are now visible!) though if I was being picky the bottom of numbers on the last row of the month are missing (maybe a slight tweak in a future version). But you’ve fixed everything that matters. DCV is excellent! Martin

  6. Hi John,
    The old problem of F770 Which is solved in version 2.2.0 (extraneous data points are present at the end of the stream) is back again in this version.

    Best Regards,

    • Ack, Walid, you are right! I removed that fix in v2.2.2 because I thought another fix I did would take care of it. But it didn’t. Anyway, I’ve re-introduced the v2.2.0 fix so you’ll see it back again in the next release (v2.2.3). Thanks for reporting it!

  7. Hi John

    Do you have a timeline for DDPai M6+ support on Mac? I’ll be happy to upload a zip, but I guess you already have that since you support Windows.

    Best regards, Tom

    • Tom, unfortunately there’s not much I can do on my end to make the DDPai movies play on the Mac version of Dashcam Viewer. DDPai would have to issue a firmware update that writes the movie files in a QuickTimePlayer 7-compatible file format.

  8. I have downloaded a trail version of DCV to run on my W7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit system and installed same. On start up of the program all that is displayed is the video screen – no map, no dashboard and no graph. How do I go about getting all these to show to match the images at the top of this page?

    Also when I play back files recorded on my DDPai M6 + the playback is very jerky literally jumping each second. The video files play perfectly normally in VLC Media Player and other editing programs that I have.

    • Pete, it could be that the missing windows are lurking under the Main player window. Try selecting a window from the Windows menu to bring it to front.

      Win7 is not recommended for use with Dashcam Viewer because the video backend is not optimized for Win7. A future goal of mine is to use the VLC backend, but this is a ways off. Sorry for the trouble.

  9. Hi John, I am a full subscriber and have the street guardian sc V2 and when I watch the video I can not get all 3 info screens on the right portion. I only get 1? Please advise as I am sure this is operator error……:)

    • What if you select a window from the Windows menu? Does that work? In the next version of Dashcam Viewer I’m going to add a “Stack Windows” menu item to put all the windows front-and-center so this won’t be an issue.

      • In the windows menu is how I can get any 1 menu, but I can not get all three to load as it appears in the tutorial.

        I am wondering if this is a common problem on Windows 10, or is it something specific to my setup? Please advise

      • John , Thank you for the update today. The windows do stack now but as soon as I click any mouse gesture (another video, or any other move) the stacked windows go away. I also can’t get them to look as on demo?
        I am in so cal, email me sometime and we can catch up. Great program. refhekler@gmail.com

        • David, Manuel– I can’t replicate this behavior. I can move the various windows around and they don’t disappear. Are you sure they are not behind the main window?

          • I have rechecked now. The problem still occurs. When any secondary window dissapears (because of clicking in some, not all, of the other features of DCV), it’s needed to reclick “Stack Windows” to bring it up again at sight.

          • They are behind the main window. I was trying to replicate your demo with all 3 appearing at video startup. This will certainly work for the time being and I appreciate your work and timely responses.

  10. Hello John
    I downloaded your software and got it to work on my first set of files but the second set just does the black screen and does not play. I did not change the resolution from the first to the second. Odd
    I have the VIOFO A119. I did not see it in your list. Before I commit to purchase I would have to be assured that the A119 is compatible. I will check back occasionally to see if and when you add it to your list.
    Thanks, It does look like a good program

    • Hi James, sorry for the trouble. Any chance you can send me the “black screen” movies for testing? Also, what OS are you using?

      BTW, I haven’t officially listed the A119 as “compatible” as there appears to be a bug in the version<1.1 firmware that corrupts the GPS data.

  11. Hi John – Enjoying my registered version of the software. Couple of questions:

    1. The GPS data often times will plot to somewhere in Europe for some of the files recorded on my Falcon HD170+. And often times I get redlines that stretch to the East to these points in Europe in addition to the primary recorded path continuing on the Google Map. I have a screen shot to show you but don’t see how I can post it on your blog here.
    2. Occasionally the GPS tracking just disappears from the group of consecutive files I’ve loaded into the viewer. To my knowledge, the GPS device on the Falcon had not moved. In the latest occurrence, the weather was clear & I had no blockage of the line of sight upward that I could tell.


    • Todd, problem #1 can occur if the GPS didn’t have a lock. In that case there may be an invalid point in the data stream. Export to CSV and examine your data. If it looks normal, please send me your movie file via https://wetransfer.com. For problem #2, the only thing I can think of is that the Route checkbox is OFF (this is unlikely). If this persists, please send me the troublesome movies as well. Thanks, John

  12. Great software and any idea when in Windows we could merge movies and keep the gps data. This is keeping me from purchasing th software.


  13. Greetings John
    As a great fan & registered user of Dash Cam Viewer, even though it does not support GPS on my Nextbase 402g dashcam (yet :-; ) I use it with my 402g, Gopro 4 Black, Nikon p900 bridge camera, Canon 5D mk2 camera…

    Just a thought for when you have nothing else to do (??? you wish!)… I was playing with a time scrubber. How about adding a ‘time laps’ module that would allow a video to be saved with ‘n’ frames removed… just a thought… it could attract more users, thus more money in the pot!

    However, I am truly looking forward to the moment when you send out an update saying it now full supports the 402g…. no rush, tomorrow will do!

    Cheers and have a great day

    • Thanks for being a Dashcam Viewer supporter even though your dashcam model is not supported. I’m afraid I haven’t gotten any updates on the Nextbase 402g front. Nextbase still has not provided the decoding scheme, despite requests from me and a number of 402g customers. You can try your luck: Sales@nextbase.co.uk.

      Regarding your feature request: although I don’t have that specific implementation you can export a movie fragment of N seconds duration. That way you can exclude seconds you don’t want to see. Not a complete solution since currently the GPS data is not fragmented as well, but I plan to fix that.

  14. Unfortunately, no, the mp4 does not show any video (but the gps seems to be there), the get info Codecs says “H.264, Linear PCM, QuickTime Text”. Love the Thinkware x330. But their mac software is a bit strange, wish this viewer worked. I’d buy it in a minute!

    • Ah, that’s too bad. Not much I can do about it on my end. Interestingly the Thinkware F550 produces movies that are compatible with Mac Dashcam Viewer. But the F750, and now the x330, do not. Frustrating.

  15. Thinkware dash cam x330 is now on sale at Sams Club for $99.00 with GPS(9-4-16), too bad the MP4 has not been resolved, there’s going to be a lot of Dash Cams out there now.

    • Loni, I have not yet tested a Thinkware 330. It might work with Dashcam Viewer already (either Windows version, Mac version, or both). I won’t know until someone submits provides me with test movies.

  16. Hi John,
    A more complex one. For my job, it would be very useful to have another line, just above the time line, showing information of interest for the user. I mean, that line could be related to a table, which should be filled by the user. The first column of the “user table” would be “File” (without extention), the second column would be “minute:second” in the video of that file. The third (and even four) should be free to fill by the user. In my case, I would need a third column where I would write the official kilometer point of the road (and maybe in the four column a short comment, for instance, “bridge”). So, as I am viewing the video I could go to any kilometer point that I desire.

    Another less important suggestions:
    – Button for playing backwards the video
    – Correction: In the Spanish version appears in the time line “von” which is in German (i.e. 1:32 von 5:00). It should be “de” in Spanish.
    – Spanish version. In the first menu “ Fichero “ the first line should be “ Abrir carpeta de peliculas” instead of “Abrir fichero de películas” ( Carpeta = folder )

    Hope you don’t get annoy with me for so many things.
    Kind regards,


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