Dashcam Viewer v3.0.0 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer 3.0 is now available for download from our website. Although you might not initially notice any difference in outward appearance, Dashcam Viewer 3 is a major internal upgrade from version 2. Improvements include picture-in-picture (PiP) support on the Windows version, use of new video playback backends for both Mac and Windows versions, and adoption of a more modern web framework for the Map views. These changes result in better performance and modernization of the software.

A summary of the major new features are below:

Windows-specific New Features:
  • PiP is now available on Windows version.
  • Video playback performance is improved. Note: you must now install a codec pack to take advantage of video playback. DCV3 will direct you to the K-lite codec pack URL when you run it for the first time.
  • The occasional black screen issue is largely improved.
Mac-specific New Features:
  • Video playback is smoother, especially in accelerated modes
  • Max accelerated playback speed increased from 2x to 5x.
  • Vehicle position and route now display correctly in Google Maps option.
  • Now plays movies from Thinkware F750, F770 dashcams
  • Requires macOS 10.10 or higher
New Camera Supports:
  • Added support for Vantrue N2 Pro dashcam.
Minor Enhancements:
  • Fixed issue where using the mouse to zoom in the video would not work even if the mouse was in the movie frame window.
  • DCV3 no longer shows the annoying ‘A movie must be playing..’ error message.
  • Minor bug fixes to Movies and Geotags Window, Dashboard display.
  • The Export Movie window will now disappear after a movie clip is exported.
  • In Movies and Geotags Window, the currently-playing movie is highlighted in a brighter color.
  • Improved filtering of bad points in Viofo A119 series.
  • Fixed bug in processing GPS data for SONY AS100V.
  • Increased zoom rate.
Other Items:
  • This is a free upgrade for version 1 and 2 users.
  • macOS 10.10 is now the minimum system requirement.
  • On the Mac version, you may occasionally notice the video will appear zoomed-in when first loaded. If this happens, double-click in the movie window to properly size the movie for the window frame. This seems to be a glitch in the video backend framework.
  • DJI’s ‘SRT’ files are no longer processed in DCV3. This capability is being moved to a new product called DroneViewer. DroneViewer will be a fork of DCV3 and evolve to have UAV-specific features.
  • DCV3 is 64-bit. No 32-bit version available.
Due to the amount of source code changes in version 3.0.0, there are bound to be some bugs and quirks. Please email me with any significant issues and I will address these as fast as I can.

Dashcam Viewer 3 showing picture-in-picture view of StreetGuardian SG9665DC on Windows 10

Dashcam Viewer is PC/Mac software that allows you to playback your dashcam’s videos while simultaneously viewing your vehicle’s location on a map. There are many other features in the software which are detailed on our website (http://dashcamviewer.com). The free version is fully-functional and allows the loading of up to 5 videos at a time.

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.8 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.8 is our and available for download on our website. Changes in this version include:

New Camera Supports:

  • Added support for Thinkware F800Pro Dual-Channel dash cam

Bug Fixes:

  • [Mac version] The Reset View button (or double-clicking in the movie) will now also reposition and resize the 2nd channel PiP window to the top left corner of the main window.
  • [Mac version] Default map type is now MAPQUEST since Google changed something with their Maps service that prevents Dashcam Viewer from rendering any graphic elements onto the map (no placemarks, routes, etc.).

Dashcam Viewer is PC/Mac software that allows you to playback your dashcam’s videos while simultaneously viewing your vehicle’s location on a map. There are many other features in the software which are detailed on our website (http://dashcamviewer.com)

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.7 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.7 is now available for download. Changes in this version include:

New Features:

  • Added “real-time” Line-Of-Sight (LOS) and Route distance computations to the Geotags list items. This LOS distance provides current LOS distance between the geotag point and the current vehicle location (including altitude differences if altitude data is available). The Route computation displays the distance along the route between the geotag position and the current vehicle location.

The LOS and Route metrics show the “real-time” distance to the vehicle from the geotag point.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed bug that would ignore clicks in the Altitude plot.

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.6 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.6 has just been released on our website. Changes in this version include:

New Camera Supports:

  • Added support for Anker ROAV Dash Cam C1 Pro
  • Added support for KDLinks R100 (note: this dashcam produces no GPS data. Thanks Brian M.)
  • Added support for DJI drones in which the GPS data is embedded into movie file (in SRT format). It seems that DJI plays fast and lose with the SRT format. There are many variations of it.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed bug in which speedometer and compass could show wrong speed and direction if the Dashboard window was closed and reopened.
  • [Mac version] Fixed bug which would prevent Dashcam Viewer from running on pre-10.11 operating systems.

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.4 Released for Mac and Windows

We’ve just released Dashcam Viewer v2.7.4 on our website. This version adds the following enhancements:

New Features:

  • Added initial support for timelapse mode of Viofo A119. Still have more to do, e.g., fix click-to-go in Map and click-in-Graph
  • The Graph window can now shrink to same height as Dashboard window.
  • SRT Files: Improved time accuracy of imported data

New Camera Supports:

  • Added support for Blackvue DR750S-1CH (thanks, Brian L.)
  • Added support for Apeman C550
  • Added support for SeeZeus GT680W
  • DJI SRT: Added initial support for DJI Matrice SRT file format. Note: the SRT file format has many variants and is a moving target which makes it difficult to fully support.

Bug Fixes:

  • [Mac version] Fixed bug in which directory selections for file import/export would not always stick. This was introduced in v2.7.0.

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.3 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.3 is now available from our website. This version adds the following enhancements:

New Features:

  • Added a new Preference to control whether ancillary ‘Windows Stay On Top’ of the Main Window. Setting this checkbox off will revert Dashcam Viewer to the way windows were managed in versions prior to v2.7.0. This mode may be preferred for Surface tablet PCs. Please quit and restart Dashcam Viewer after making a change to this setting.
  • The Shortcuts, Register, About, and New Version windows will now appear above the other ancillary windows when they are displayed. (Thanks, Ian D., for the tip!)
  • [Mac version, PiP] The Picture-in-Picture window will now remember its size and position from run to run. Clicking the Reset button will no longer move and resize the PiP window to the top left.
  • The movie resolution is now displayed in the info area of the Main Window.

Bug Fixes:

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.2 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v2.7.2 is now available from our website. This version adds the following enhancements:

New Features:

  • Users can now compensate for dash cams that do not store their GPS data in UTC-relative time. Entering the correct UTC offset in the Preferences->Advanced tab will apply the correction such that UTC timestamps will no longer be displayed in Local time when exporting to CSV or GPX files. This will not affect the timestamp at the top of the movie window but will affect the output of CSV, GPX, and KML files. In addition, you can now specify the Local Time offset from UTC when exporting data to CSV file.
  • Made Preferences window modal so multiple instances will not clutter the screen.
  • Improved load speed for NextBase 412G
  • Added more verbose explanations of GPS data processing errors (these explanations appear when the mouse is hovered over the wrench symbol in the Movies and Geotags window).
  • Added Chinese translation (thanks, Ming Z!)

Screenshot from Chinese language version (click to enlarge)

  • Improved to German translation

New Camera Supports:

  • Added GPS compatibility with Viofo G1W-S.