How Do You View Dash Cam Footage on PC?

play dashcam videos on PcDashcams nowadays play an important role in safe driving. Usually the videos recorded on these cameras will be of AVI, MOV or MP4. To play these videos there are various video players available like VLC media player, and others. Usually, these cameras gets switched off once the car is off, it becomes quite difficult to play the videos. You need to use either Wi-Fi card reader, power cable, OTG etc. and transfer the video to other devices like mobile or PCs to play. First, let’s try the most common and simple method that allows you to play Dash Cam videos on your PC.

How to Get Dash Cam Footage?

Remove Memory card from Dash CAM

Before removing the memory card, make sure you have turned off the ignition of the car else this can lead to memory card corruption or unplayable video.

Connect Your Dash Cam Card to Card Reader

Some of the memory cards need an adapter to be inserted into card readers. First, insert your memory card into the adapter and then insert this adapter into the correct slot of the card reader. Make sure that you have got the right card reader which can read your Dash Cam memory card. Be careful while doing this, there are chances of firmware corruption, if something goes wrong.

Connect the Card Reader to Your PC

Now, connect this card reader having memory card into your USB port of your PCs. Drivers on your Pc tried to identify the device and the ‘Autoplay’ window pops up. You will be able to get footage off Dash Cam by clicking on the ‘Open folder to view files’ button, then click on the “DCIM” or "DSC000" folder.

In case your Dashcam had Applications to play the videos, you will find a file with .exe extension, just double click on it to view your videos. If not, then you will directly get the list of videos recorded on Dash cam. Now, you can copy all videos and move them into any location of your choice on your PC. Once copied successfully, just double click on the file that you want to view. The video will be played. If you are unable to play video on PC then, follow Step 4.

Repair Corrupt Dash Cam Videos – Remo Video Repair Tool

In case if your Dash Cam video is not playing, your video fails to play then, the video itself might be corrupt. Either while transferring the videos from card to PC or due to memory card errors, your Dashcam video may fail to play on PC or any device. This ensures that video is corrupt.

Remo Video Repair tool will help you repair such unplayable Dashcam videos and play without any issues. Remo offers two different tools to repair these dashcam videos. Before proceeding with repairing the video, you need to first know the video type and then get a suitable tool.

To do this, first copy the video to your PC as explained earlier. Follow the steps mentioned-below.
  • Open Windows Explorer, go to View > Options > Change folder and search options -> uncheck Hide extensions for known file type, Doing this will make all hidden file types visible
  • Open File Explorer, right-click on Attributes (like name, size) > More
  • Select File Extension and click on OK. This will display the file type of the video.

Remo Repair MOV

If the video type was found to be .mov or .mp4, then this tool comes in handy. This tool fixes your corrupt MOV & MP4 videos in simple steps and renders you a healthy playable video. In addition to these, this app even helps to repair corrupt quicktime MOV videos. It supports various codecs like -

    • Video - avc1, mp4v, mjpeg
    • Audio – sowt, RAW, mp4a
NOTE: You need a healthy playable video that is recorded on the same dashcam, with same codec to make the repair process easier and accurate.

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To play corrupt Dashcam video on PC download Remo Repair MOV tool, install and launch the app. On the main screen, click on Corrupt File to provide the corrupt video and then click on the Healthy File option to provide the healthy playable video as explained.  Then click on ‘Repair’ to start the fixing process, once done you can ‘Preview’ and ‘Save’ the repaired, playable video at any location of your choice.

Remo Repair AVI

In case, the video type is .avi, .xvid, or DivX, this tool comes in handy. This tool will repair corrupt .avi files on Windows & Mac.

In order to fix corrupt/unplayable dashcam .avi video first download Remo Repair AVI tool, install and launch the tool. Now, click on Browse to provide the location of the corrupt AVI dashcam video and then hit the ‘Repair’ button to begin the process. Once done, you can ‘Preview’ and ‘Save’ the repaired / playable video on any player.

With these simple steps you can watch your Dash cam videos on your PCs. While performing these steps, make sure you have inserted the card properly and even when you are moving the videos you need to be more careful. So these, precautions lets you avoid video corruption issues and hence you can play the dashcam videos on PCs without any issues.

How Do You View Dash Cam Footage on PC? was last modified: December 9th, 2020 by John Harris

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