Unleash your dash cam’s full potential! Your dashcam captures more than just video. Dashcam Viewer finds, decodes, and visualizes the navigation data hidden within the video itself. Play your videos and watch as your vehicle’s position, speed, distance, and other data animate on graphs, widgets, and maps. Tag points of interest, export clips and data, combine multiple videos into one, and much more.

Dashcam Viewer is recommended by many dash cam manufacturers and vendors. It is compatible with over 120 camera models and is available for both macOS and Windows. See below for the complete list of supported cameras and features.

What Dashcam Viewer can do for you:

  • Watch your dashcam videos as your vehicle’s position, speed, distance, and other data is displayed on graphs, widgets, 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.
  • Use audio event detection to find key moments in your videos.
  • 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 2-movie sequential limit. Purchasing removes the limit and the splash screen.

Current Version: v3.5.2

Release Date: Aug 23, 2020   (blog, recent changes)

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Alternative download link
System Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.10 or higher
Installation Notes
End User License Agreement
How to uninstall

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Alternative download link
System Requirements:
Windows 10 64-bit recommended for best performance
Installation Notes.  Required: K-Lite Codec Pack
End User License Agreement
How to uninstall

PURCHASE THE STANDARD VERSION:

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Dashcam Viewer for macOS ($25 US)

(bulk licensing available)

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Dashcam Viewer for Windows ($25 US)

(bulk licensing available)
You will receive and unlock code which enables the Standard version features.

PURCHASE THE PRO VERSION:

  • GoPro HERO support for GPS-enabled models
  • More geotags
  • More audio event detection
  • OpenStreetMaps display

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Dashcam Viewer PRO for macOS ($75 US)

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Dashcam Viewer Pro fo Windows ($75 US)

You will receive an unlock code which enables the PRO features.


After purchasing, 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 unlock the features of the Standard or PRO version, depending on which version you purchased. A full list of version capabilities is shown in the table below.
Paid users: updates are free. Just download and install the latest version. The registration will automatically carry over.
A video tutorial showing how to register is provided in the Video Tutorials section. 

Try Dashcam Viewer yourself with these sample videos…

Single-channel sample videos (270 MB).
Dual-channel sample videos (540 MB).


Dashcam Viewer supports the following action and dash cameras. Other models may work too, they just haven’t been tested. For dashcams with 2 channels (front/rear), Dashcam Viewer supports picture-in-picture mode.

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.


Differences Between Versions


Feature Free Standard PRO
Maximum number of movies that can be loaded at once 2 1200 1200
Number of Geotags supported 2 10 100
Audio Event Detection 1 video 5 videos 100 videos
OpenStreetMap display
Zoomable, translatable, resizable movie view
“Real time” display of vehicle’s location on a Map
Automatically center map on vehicle, or keep map fixed
Vehicle route color-coded by speed
Click on vehicle’s map route to jump to that position in movie
Heads-up display of current date, time, speed, distance, position, and bearing
Heads-up display of altitude, HDOP, and Satellites-in-View 1
Trip List
User-configurable speedometer display
Compass display of direction
Weather widget for retrieving weather conditions at the location and time of movie
Picture-in-picture front and rear camera displays for 2-channel dashcams
Swappable front and rear camera views for 2-channel dashcams
Graphs of speed, distance, and bearing
Graphs of HDOP, satellites-in-View, and X, Y, Z shock sensor data1
Click on vehicle’s Graph trace to jump to that position in movie
Autoscale Graph views
Fullscreen mode
Geotag points of interest and instant jump to those points in the movie sequence
Reverse-geocoding (i.e., address-lookup at geotag location)
Import and export Geotags to a file
“Real time” display of vehicle’s line-of-sight distance from geotagged points
Movie List view shows vehicle’s top speed in each movie
Remove uninteresting movies from the various views
Export sections of movies to separate movie files ✔ 5 secs max
Export sections of movies to an image file sequence ✔ 5 secs max
Export all frames of a video section to an image file sequence
Slow-motion or fast-motion for exported clips (0.125x to 8x)
Combine multiple movies into a single large movie
Maximum number of movies that can be combined 2 100 100
Slow-motion or fast-motion export of combined movies (0.125x to 8x)
Variable playback speed control
Jump to fastest part of route instantly
Jump to any loaded movie instantly
Slider controls for switching between movies
Info display of movie file name, file size, and frame rate
Ability to skip the first N seconds of each movie
Drag and drop loading of movies
Drag and drop loading of movie directories
GPS data export to CSV, KML, and GPX file formats
GPS data import of GPX file format
Export current movie window to JPG or PNG file
Auto-load movie directory upon start-up
Click to reveal currently-playing movie in Finder/Explorer
Support for kph or mph units
Support for timezone biasing
Documented keyboard and mouse shortcuts
Support for internet proxy server connection
Gluten free
User-selectable language support: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese
Annoying startup window No No
Online Users Manual
License Personal Personal Personal or Commercial
1For dashcams that support these metrics. HDOP=Horizontal Dilution of Precision (a measure of GPS navigation accuracy at the receiver).

Please try the free version before purchase to make sure it works for you and your dash cam.

macOS Requirements:

The Mac version of Dashcam Viewer runs on macOS 10.10 and above. 1600×1200 or higher resolution recommended. If macOS Catalina issues a warning when you try to run it, see the FAQ for how to install.

Dashcam Viewer on macOS Screenshot (German-language version):

Windows Requirements:

Windows 10 is recommended but Dashcam Viewer may run on earlier OS’s (Windows 7 and 8). Please see the installation instructions. 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 (4K monitor):

Dashcam Viewer comes with a Users Manual, which includes detailed descriptions and window screenshots.  You can preview it here in English or in German (thanks, Juergen W.).

Contacts:

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

This software uses Qt and FFmpeg licensed under the LGPLv2.1 and its source can be downloaded here. The GPL version of FFmpeg, 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…

StreetGuardian, Instant Imaging CorpZetronix, ProofCam,  FalconZero, VisionDriveThe Dashcam Store.

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  1. Hey there, I was hoping to see triple channel support come soon. I’m sure that ridesharers and taxi drivers would love to be able to include the interior camera.

    Thanks!

  2. Hi, I have been testing your software with my dashcam, a Road Angel Halo Pro. Everything seems to work fine apart from PiP with the rear camera. I have followed the instructions to install the GPL version of ffmpeg but still not working. I am using windows 10. Anything else I could try?

    Thanks

    • Update: Tried the test files and PiP works fine with those, must be to do with the file structure of my cam, anything I can do?

      Thanks

      • Yes. Please send me a screenshot of your SD card directory structure showing front and rear dashcam files. Perhaps I can make some adjustments to make Dashcam Viewer process your files.

    • William, send me a couple of raw sample videos and I’ll see if I can make it work. See FAQ, question #1.

      UPDATE from William: “Just wanted to let you know that your program IS compatible with the Thinkware U1000. Works perfectly. “

  3. Hi John, I just downloaded the latest version (3.4.2) with the feature of being able to produce a series of .jpeg images from a movie. Everything works just fine but I thought you (and others) might be interested in a novel use of this feature. As you may know, the iPhone allows the taking of ‘live’ photos. They are a combination of .jpeg and .mov files that allow one to e.g., smooth the flow of running water. I exported the .jpeg and .mov files from Mac Photos (Export as Originals) then used Dashcam Viewer to create a series of .jpeg files from the .mov file.This resultant ‘stack’ can be loaded into Affinity Photo (New Stack) such that the smoothing, etc. has considerable manipulation latitude including removing tree movements due to wind and such.

    Great stuff!!

    • I have no experience with that SONY action cam. Send me some GPS-enabled videos and I’ll take a look. (see the FAQ for how to send me large files).

  4. Good news,

    My reply from a couple of days ago about dashcamviewer not working with Viofo A129 pro duo mysteriously disappeared.
    Can only guess what happend, BUT, more important, today while messing with the problem again, received a message new version 3.4.1
    Installed it and now everthing works.

    I can play H264 and H265 files in all resolutions
    Even directly from my sd card (usb3 card reader)

    and all this with my old 2008 i7 920 6.0GB nvidia geforce gt 1030 (videocard is 3 years old)

    Note: all Windows 10 64 bit PC

    Probably Earthshine Software fixed something from 3.4.0 to 3.4.1 (I did’t change any codecs, still the adviced codec pack)

    I will test it further today and will buy the full version

  5. Hi! I downloaded free version of the app for Windows, installed it, but I couldn’t open it. When I try to do so the dialog box comes up with a system failure message which says: The programme can’t be launched because there isn’t api-ms-win-crt-runtime-I1-1-0.dII on this computer. Could you please advise me what to do?

  6. Hi, I have the VIOFO A129 Pro Duo. With the files copied on to the harddrive, the video (front 1440 30fps, back 1080 30fps) playback is choppy (stuttering) (to be fair, it does with Quicktime as well, but not when using VLC). Is this due to my 2015 MacBook Pro (i5, 8gb RAM) or the codec?

    I would like to purchase the software, but this issue is stopping me from doing that.

    Thank you

    • Steve, thanks for the question. Dashcam Viewer uses the same video backend as Quicktime Player so it’s no surprise that you’re seeing stuttering on your i5 MBP–especially when attempting to play two streams of 30 fps video while concurrently updating maps and widgets. You can try copying the videos to your local hard drive and playing them from there instead of the SD card reader. But in the end you’d be better served by a more powerful MBP.

      • Hi John, just an update on this. I bought a new MBP 16″ (i9, 16gb RAM). Still have the same stuttering issue under MacOS. However, I also installed Win10Pro using Bootcamp and the files play with no issues.

        • Thanks for the update, Steve. I’m also seeing stuttering of the Viofo A129 Pro Duo videos on my 15″ 2015 i7 MBP using Quicktime Player and Dashcam Viewer. There must be something about the codec used by this dashcam model that the Mac is having trouble decoding. I don’t own this model, but perhaps there is a setting in the dashcam itself to select a different video encoding method, like H.264? In any case, I’m glad you at least have it working under Windows.

  7. Hi, re Sony AS200V. Files load and display OK but there is no map, speed or route displayed. The data is there as the Sony Action Cam Movie Creator displays the route, speed etc….

    I am doing something wrong or the Dashcam will not display it. Please note that my VSys M2F dual camera works perfectly.
    Many Thanks

    • I have not been able to crack the 70mai GPS data encoding. I have reached out to 70mai using their website’s Contact Us form, but they have not responded. So currently the Dashcam Viewer does not support the 70mai.

  8. Hi John,
    As a registered user of your Dashcam viewer software I have a quick question., I am about to purchase a VAVA VA-CD001 dashcam and would like to know if it is supported as I couldn’t see it specifically mentioned on the list included in the manual? It has been around since 2017 so assume it is but would just like to make sure.
    All the best,
    Robert T

  9. justed playing a new video but it showed down loading an show it in the map section but will not play? any ideas,and how do I attach a picture of it? to show you

  10. Hi, I have a older Allucam VG-10Z. Korean company may be closed. Can you tell me if your software will work. I have not installed it.

      • I meant I haven’t install the Allucam dashcam yet. Their website is no longer viewable. I will temp wire it and record a bit and see if its viewable with your software. I’ll report my findings. Thank you

  11. I don’t see the Viofo A119 (3) in your list of supported dash cams as of 11-24-19 so if I get the paid of this . will it still work?

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