This article will explain and show the steps you need to take in order to backup recorded videos off your Dahua DVR or NVR (Dahua surveillance systems) via Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Before you start you need to make sure that the Dahua NVR/DVR is on the network, you need a computer (in this case Windows) and should have Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox installed.

1. Type the IP address of your Dahua NVR or DVR on Internet Explorer url bar and login using your username and password.

Login with your credentials.

Login with your credentials.

2. On the top menu, click “Playback”.

Click Playback.

Click Playback.

3. Click “File List” (on the right side of the screen).

Click File List.

Click File List.

4. Click “More” to expand the options.

Click More.

Click More.

5. Enter the following information: Channel number (or all), Type of the recordings (select All to include everything), Bit Stream type (select Main Sub to get the highest resolution), Start Time and End Time (this is the timeframe you intend to backup).

Enter the information.

Enter the information.

6. Click “Search” and all the files the fulfill your criteria will be listed.

Click Search.

Click Search.

7. Check the boxes for each of the files you wish to backup and then click “Down to Local”.

Click Down To Local.

Click Down To Local.

8. Change the the record format to ASF video format. This format is playable on all most all the default video players in the market.

Change to ASF.

Change to ASF.

9. Select the location you want to save (store) the files and then click “OK”

Select location.

Select location.

10. Progress will be displayed at the bottom of this page. Don’t close the window, wait until the backup process is completed.

Wait until the download is completed.

Wait until the download is completed.