Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: April 28, 2020
"Does anyone know how to play a .dav file on your MacBook? I have a DVD that has a DAV file on it. Does any know of an application that would play the DAV file on my Mac?" - discussions.apple.com
Yes, playing DAV files in Windows is not as hard as playing DAV files in Mac OS as there is a free DVR 365 Player software only for Windows PC, but there is no DAV player for Mac. Even VLC – which was known as "the player that simply plays everything" can do nothing about DAV files.
However, what if I tell you that there is just one perfect DAV player that could open DAV files on both Mac and Windows without hiccups, which means that you can stop your hunting for DAV player and also stop converting DAV to other main stream video formats at the cost of degrading video quality. Ok, the DAV player is called – 5KPlayer.
5KPlayer is a free and robust DAV player for both Windows and Mac OS X, it plays DAV file without installing any codec pack which beats VLC and Windows Media Player and Marks the end of DAV file won't playing on Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7 and Mac OS X.
If you don't care about video quality loss and insist to convert DAV file to a standard video format, you could use also 5KPlayer to convert DAV to MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, etc. as this DAV player is also integrated with DAV video conversion feature.
Convert DAV video files to MP4, AVI, MOV, iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.
Step 1: Move your cursor to the DAV video file in 5KPlayer Library and you will see the "Convert" button.
Step 2: Choose Convert to MP4 from the drop-down menu.
It will take a few seconds and then you will get the DAV file converted and saved as MP4 on your computer
Besides solving DAV video file not playing problem and play DAV flawlessly on your Mac and PC, 5KPlayer is also a powerful video downloader which allows you to download video files in MP4, FLV, 3GP, WMV, MP3, AAC from Facebook and other 300+ online video music site. As introduced as an all-in-one DAV player, 5KPlayer supports converting DAV to MP4 and free stream the DAV file from your Mac/PC to Apple TV via AirPlay as well.
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