Dashcam Viewer for Mac and Windows

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No i think it can display any numbers of channels you want in X number of windows or PIP, but i just use one window with one feed and in general just use the footage from the front camera to find a thing i have not locked by the event button.
But if / when DV play a file it then proceed to the next file ( the rear footage ) which i then have to skip as i dont want to see rear footage to get to the next segment from the front camera.

So if there was a option to put a tag somewhere to just play the footage from one of the cameras i would be happy.
I am also running into the same problem with the regular media player i use ( pot player ) even if i have just selected 1 file i want to see it also "load" all the subsequent ones and skip automatic to the next one, and that is then a rear camera file which i have no interest in.
And with pot player i dont get it assume when i load 1 file i want to play, then it just assume i want to see every other video in that directory, and most often i just want to watch that 1 file.

Of course if i dove into the settings of pot player i might be able to change that, i am just baffled it is the default, though i recognize most other people probably want to watch other files.

But as i said i have DV but dont really use it as i have on interest in seeing on a map where i am driving, i can see that just fine on the actual video feed, but of course if i lived in a bigger place or got to drive to new places more often i would maybe want the map, but as it is, it is only one or two days a year i drive on roads i have never been on before.

It is probably not a problem for other people, but it annoy me.
Ant it could also very well be that if i dove into the settings / options of DV i could get it to perform to my liking.
It is the same working on the computer, i can and often have several taps open on my one screen, but i only deal with one of them at the time, if i was to try minimized windows and say have this forum going in one window, while i was doing other stuff in another window it would frustrate me.
And thats just this forum + a similar thing where you dont have much action going on, if i was to do like streamers do play a game + run a chat + run a stream of your self playing + what not,,,,, i would go insane, i get aggravated just watching other people doing that.

Maybe what i an requesting are a "light" mode, possible working just like a regular media player, and then you could add things like map / second feed / PIP if you wanted to, and as i would like to see the software ignoring other files if you are just in 1 window mode and just want to see front camera footage.

Back in the day i used registrator viewer some, compared to DV it seem a much lighter piece of software, even if it had features DV dont have ( to my knowledge ) that i actually liked ( like RV would analyze your memory card and automatic bundle the footage up in the actual drive sessions, so instead of XXX individual files at first you just saw XX drive sessions, and you only saw the files that made a session up if you played / clicked one of then.

DV feel very massive to me, but i have another player much more simple and it is not like i use it instead.
 

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I think there is a clear and present danger that if i was to get a 360 degree action camera, it would freak the hell out of me, cuz 360 degree footage or not it is just 1 flat image i would be interested in, its just with a camera like that you dont really have to aim it.
 

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I see, wouldn't have thought to do that so haven't seen the behavior you describe.

I have the same problem with alternating front/rear views if I load a bunch of clips into e.g. VLC Media Player manually. Usually I "solve" it by manually segregating the front and rear camera clips, e.g., one folder for front views, another for rears.

That can of course be tedious. I've left my K2 on 1-minute clips for some time, so an all-day ride might have 420 minutes (7 hours) for a total of 840 clips (!).

DV is "smart" enough to distinguish between front and rear videos, so presumably there could be a checkbox to only display one or the other.
 
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Are the maps only available in the ‘pro’ version? Or are the maps available in the standard version?
I’m going to be using Dashcam viewer with a 70Mai A800 camera. The files play in the free version and was looking to buy the standard version. The extra for the pro version for the maps is a lot to shell out if the 70Mai files aren’t compatible.
 

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As I understand it, all the features are available in the free version; the big difference is that 'free' can only work with two files per session. I'm poor and cheap, but I'm soon going to put my money down here because this guy and his program deserves our support. Nobody else has put this much effort into getting us what we want since Vadim Kozlov and Registrator Viewer (RIP Vadim). And nobody else gives you all the features for free :cool:

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Put your money towards a SG camera Phil, this come with the bundle.
Though of course, then it only work with SG cameras i assume, i have actually not tested this.
 

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The SG version works only for SG cams, but it's a nice feature to get with their cams(y)

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Dashcam Viewer v3.6.0 Released for Mac and Windows

Dashcam Viewer v3.6.0 was released today for both Mac and Windows with the following new features, camera supports, and bug fixes. This is a free upgrade for registered Dashcam Viewer users:

New Features:
  • New: Data Browser. Use the Data Browser to examine and export your dashcam’s GPS track data in a variety of formats. Data can be previewed, examined, copied to clipboard, and exported to files. Invoke the Data Browser using the DATA toolbar button or File menu. The available data formats are:
    • CSV: (comma-separated-value) which is compatible with Microsoft Excel​
    • GPX: XML-based GPS data interchange format compatible with Garmin BaseCamp​
    • KML: compatible with Google Earth​
    • GeoJSON: used in GIS applications​

Data Browser showing CSV data



Data Browser showing GPX, KML, and GeoJSON formats
  • The Free version can export the current video’s GPS data, the Standard version adds the option to export data for all enabled videos, the Pro version adds the option to export data for all videos in the current Trip and data all videos loaded.​
  • Added GeoJSON data export option. Altitude will be exported if available. Also, Geotags will be exported as Point features.​
  • Users can now export GPX with version 1.0 headers (compatible with Garmin BaseCamp) or version 1.1 headers.​
New Camera Supports:
  • Added support for Aukey DR02D latest firmware file-naming convention.​
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed crash hang that could occur if user tried to resize the Export Video Clip, Shortcuts, About, Register window.
  • Fixed bug in KML exporter.
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 2 videos at a time.​

The free version is fully-functional and allows the loading of up to 2 videos at a time.

- John
Website: http://dashcamviewer.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dashcamviewer
 

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Very nice.
It is fairly often it come up with people wanting to get their hands on GPS data from dashcams.
 
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