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Does Smart Player convert Dav to Avi?
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Jer7of9
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February 24, 2016 - 5:27 am
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I could not find the button to convert .dav to .avi

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February 24, 2016 - 9:17 am
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Jerry,

Try and use this player here, http://www.securitycameraking……#038;ind=3

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Thanks. There are differnet versions of player. 2.11 or 2.13 or the one above is 3.xx

I look at files from ip and analog and CVI, in my experience not one player plays them all. So I bounce back and forth from different vesions of player. Was hoping there was one version that plays them all and converts to .avi

FYI when I do convert to .avi, Pinnacle (ver.18) can’t open the .avi converted from .dav, even tho it’s an .avi file now. Butttt….windows movie maker does work with .avi converted from .dav. That’s a free tip to everyone out there.

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February 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm
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Yes Smart Player – from version 3.0 – converts to AVI and other formats.
Your screenshot shows Smart Player LITE which is limited.

To convert within Smart Player you click the Export icon at the top.
It will then present you with various options.

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I see now. I have smart player lite. Where do I download the full verison of smart player that converts to .avi? I looked all over Security Camera King and could not fine the full version of Smart Player.

Thanks for your help

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February 26, 2016 - 7:05 pm
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http://www.securitycameraking……#038;ind=2

 

That is the last generation of it. 

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I’ve been having this problem too. 

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The smart player has been identified with issues on this subject. Right now we have the factory working to correct it. At present part of the work around is to just not use the smart player. Another option would be to download the file in its native format directly from the DVR/NVR. Then convert the file as needed. I too hope we get a fix for it fast.

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Every time I try to convert one of my .dav files from an NVR to .avi it will create hundreds of files… Dose this happen to any one else? For instance I pulled a .dav file off my NVR from 8-9 am this morning the file was approximately 375 mb’s when I converted it .avi it created 742 .avi files… just snippets of the original .dav file. I have tried several different converters, including the “player” app and tried converting on two different computers. any one have any suggestions?

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Thats a lot of snippets. The only thing I can think of is motion detect snippets. In general I just record constantly without motion detect on. That way I get recordings 1hour at a time and then edit. Plus it reduces the load on the cpu and runs smoother. That’s my experience and solutions.

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I would have take a look I have not seen that before unless you are recording motion events. 

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I am actually using continuous recording. So when pull the video files off they are usually broken up in to hourly events. Say I download the .dav file to a computer or USB drive in original .dav format it downloads in one continuations file and I can play it back using the Player app. It only breaks it up in snippets when converting into an .avi format. 

 

I have used the .dav to avi converter in the past and it worked flawlessly on an analog DVR system file. The only difference here is I am now using an NVR with HD IP cams and these hour long recordings are about 2.5GB’s each. I am curious if the files size has anything to do with it… I don’t see why it would matter but who knows? Has anyone else tried converting large .dav files into .avi?

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I too have a problem with converting say a 3 hour .dav file to .avi. It simply does not play and I go back and reload just the amount of file that I need. (less than an hour) Then it works fine. I thought I was the only one with this problem. With analog or CVI I can use 2or3 hours of recording and manipulate it just fine. Oh my converted .avi files do not work in Pinnacle Studio movie editor but it does work in Windows Movie Maker in Windows 10. (must be a bit of .dav left in it and converting to .avi)(avi file finalized in Windows Movie Maker works fine in Pinnacle, an extra step but it works)

I always hoped that future software updates with the NVR, File Player and Windows 10 would blend together seamlessly.

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I don’t know if it is still a limitation or not, but Windows historically can not produce an AVI over 2 GB in size when converting formats. I know that is the case through Windows XP – whether they have gotten around that or not in Win 7 or 8 or 10 I am not sure.

If that is still true, your only option is to try to pull a half hour and see if it works any better on the conversion. Your resulting AVI just needs to come in under 2GB.

That’s my 2 cents!

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