This article will show you how to playback recorded videos from a device in Smart PSS. This device can be a DVR, an NVR, or even a single IP camera recording on a microSD card. Smart PSS is software that allows you to access your Dahua CCTV security system from a computer or a laptop where you can easily live view or playback the footage.
In this guide, we assume that Smart PSS is already installed (download it here) and that you’ve already added your device to the software. Follow the next steps to playback the recordings.
How to playback video via Smart PSS
Step 1. Launch Smart PSS.
Step 2. Click the Playback button.
Step 3. The device tree on the left will show all devices added to Smart PSS. Your CCTV security system should be listed over there. For devices with multiple channels/streams, Click the play icon to expand the tree to see all channels.
Step 4. Use the checkbox next to each channel you wish to search for.
Step 5. You can configure the parameters of the search using the drop-down boxes on the left side of the screen.
Record Type – choose the type of recording records to search for, including Events.
Stream Type – Main Stream, Sub Stream.
Time – Click the Time window to enter the time frame to search for – Please note this value cannot exceed a 24 hour period.
Click ‘Search’ to begin a search based on the parameters.
Step 6. The search results will appear in the timeline below the center window. Click the floating bar on the right side of the screen to open the Record Tray.
Step 7. Double click an entry in the list to begin playback.
Step 8. Use the controls below the video pane to control playback.
There are options for forward and reverse playback, playback speed, and to enable audio.
Note: this guide works for Dahua and their OEMs sold under these brands: Activecam, Advidia, Amcrest, Ameta, Ascendent, Backstreet Surveillance, BV Security, CCTV Security Pros, CCTV Star, CP Plus (Orange Line), Dax Networks, eLine, ENS (formerly Eastern CCTV and SavvyTech), Expose, Lorex, GSS, Honeywell, IC Realtime, Ikegami, Impath Networks, Inaxsys, IndigoVision, Infinity CCTV, Innekt, Intelbras, KBVision, Lumixen, Maxron, Montavue, Oco, Optiview, Rhodium, RVI, Saxco, Security Camera King (Elite), Space Technology, Speco, ToughDog, Tyco Holis, Tyco Illustra Essentials, Unisight, VIP Vision, Watchnet, Winic, Zuum.
(Source: Dahua Technical Department).