How to export recordings using SwannView Link software

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2017 03:08PM AEST

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How to export recordings using SwannView Link software?
 

Choosing a download path

  1. Open SwannView Link software and click  icon to Local Settings.
  2. Under General, click Browse for Download Path; otherwise, you can get the downloaded file under C:\DownloadFile by default and proceed to downloading recordings.
    1. Select the path you want to save recordings to.
    2. Click on OK then Save to apply all changes.

Downloading recordings

  1. Click on Playback  and choose Remote Playback.
  2. Look for your DVR or NVR and click the camera  icon to display all cameras.
  3. Choose the date you want to search from.
    (BLUE box is the selected date; ORANGE outline is the current date)
  4. Click and drag a camera to one of the 4 boxes to the left. It should look something like this: (Channel 1 was dragged to the upper left; ORANGE boxes shows there are recordings)
  5. Click the Save icon  located at the upper-right corner of the channel window.
  6. On the download window that showed up, tick the checkbox of the recording you want to save.
  7. Click on Download once you’re done selecting file(s).
  8. Once downloading is finished, under Progress, it will show Finished.
  9. Click on  icon then select Transcode.
    1. If you are using a DVR-1580/4550/4750, skip this step and proceed to How to play exported recordings.
  10. Select Add and locate the file you just exported.
  11. Click Browse and choose a path where you want to save the converted file.
  12. Click on Transcode and it will convert the 264 file to MP4.
  13. Proceed to the next step.

How to play exported recordings?

  1. Go to the folder where the file was saved.
  2. If the default media player (like Windows Media Player) can’t play the file, you can try downloading VLC Media Player.
  3. After downloading and installing the software, right-click on the file and choose Open with then choose VLC.

NOTE: the software used on this guide is v2.1.2.43 wherein downloaded recordings are converted automatically to MP4 format if you are using DVR-1580/4550/4750.

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