You can play black footage that has been recorded either on an NVR or your PC using MontavueGO. To do this click on the small arrow on the left side of your NVR icon. This will give you a drop down with all of the cameras connected to that device. Now select the camera with the footage you want to review. 

Now select the day and time that you want to play by clicking in the time box.

When you click in the time box you will see a box appear with two calendars. The calendar to the left is the start time and the calendar to the right is the end time. Select the day that you want to view then under the calendar enter the start and end time for the footage you wish to review.

Once you have selected the camera(s), time and date that you would like to review click on the search button.

You will then see the time bar turn green and a film reel icon will appear in the camera frame. To view the footage press the play button at the bottom of the screen.

You can zoom in or out of the time line to select more precise sections of footage or to see the entire timeline. To do this move your cursor to the timeline then use the scroll wheel on your mouse to zoom in or out.

While zoomed in on the time line you can move the timeline forward or backward by left clicking on the time line and dragging right or left.

You can change the speed of the playback by clicking on the 1x icon located to the left of the speaker icon. This will bring up a slider. Moving the slider up will increase the playback speed. Moving the slider down will decrease it.

You can playback footage that you have recorded locally in MontavueGO. To do this click on the Local tab from the top of the menu on the left.

You will now see your locally recorded files in the menu on the left. Check the file that you would like to view then click on the play button at the bottom of the screen.

Coming soon…

MontavueGO will allow you to export local footage in different file formats such as AVI, MP4, and ASF suitable for playback using a media player such as VLC or Windows Media Player. You can also export the original format which is a DAV file with its own built in player. To export your footage check the file that you would like to export. Then click on the export icon in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.

Once you click the export icon you will see the export setup window appear. Click on browse to choose a destination for your file.

Once you have chosen a destination click on the export format drop down to choose the type of file you wish to export.

If you choose to export the original format you can also export a built in player with the file. To do this check Export SmartPlayer Player. This will export a Player_eng .exe file with your footage. 

Click OK to begin the export. You will then see the Export window appear with the status bar indicating the progress of the export. 

Once the export has finished you can click on the exported tab to see your exports. Clicking on the folder icon will open the folder that the file is located in. 

If you chose to export the original format with the smart player you will see the original Dav file and the Player_Eng. Double click on the Player_Eng file to open the player.

When the player opens you may receive the following message ” the file types (.dav) doesn’t associate to the program, to you want to associate it?”  Click OK.

Now we need to add the file that we exported to the player. Click on the add files icon.

Navigate to the folder containing your file. Then select the file and click on open.

Your video is now loaded. press play to view the video.

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Gary Zito

2 Responses to “Desktop-playback”

  1. Todd Herndon

    Can the playback speed be changed to faster than 8X?

    • Gary Zito

      Hi Todd, the fastest playback speed will be 8x. The program currently does not allow any faster playback speeds.


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