How to Convert Recorded Video Files for Easy Viewing


 

How to Convert Recorded Video Files for Easy Viewing

 

Be sure you first backup your previously recorded video files to a USB Flash Drive by following the steps listed in the KB Article for your DVR.  Just search for your DVR's SKU and "backup".  For example:  "SBN4 backup"


  • Next plug the USB Flash Drive into your computer and transfer the video files from your Flash Drive to the desktop of your computer.
  • The recorded video files then need to be converted to AVI files to be viewed on a media player that plays AVI files. We recommend "VLC media player".

To convert H.264 or LVF video files to AVI files select one of the following links for the "AVI Generator" conversion tool for your particular DVR:
 
  • DVRs purchased before 2012 and have H.264 files should use this AVI Generator Link:
  • DVRs purchased after January 2012 and have H.264 files should try using these AVI Generator Links in this order:
  • The 9124, 9128, SFN6, and the SBN4/SBN8's purchased after December 1, 2012 need to use NetDVR and choose the "offline" mode once installed.
  • Older Model DVRs which have LVF files need to use this link:
 
  • After downloading and installing the Video Converter, simply select the file that needs to be converted first  by clicking on the "open" button.
  • Then click "save as" button to name your newly converted file and then select a location for your file to be saved.
  • Last, Press Start.  Your files will be converted to AVI files that you can view on VLC on any computer.
 

***ATTENTION: IF ONE AVI GENERATOR VERSION DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU, PLEASE TRY ANOTHER VERSION!!***

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Last update:
2014-03-12 13:17
Author:
Patricia Pyle
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