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How to Playback Video from DSS Express
This article will show you how to do camera playback from DSS Express Client.
Step by Step Instructions
1. On DSS Express Client main menu, click on Playback
2. You will see the camera tree on the left pane. Select the camera you like to search, and then choose where you want the pull the recording from.
Note: Record direct to Recorder means you like to pull the video recording that saved in the recorder internal HDD. Record direct to server means the video recording is saved in Storage Server.
3. Select the date and time to search.
4. The record video result will now showing on the camera preview. Double click time with record on time axis to playback record by time (you can scroll to zoom in time axis). Click play button on window to start play from the earliest time.
5. During playback, you can control the video using button on the bottom of preview screen.
Option 1: using cut button 1. Follow previous section, in playback page, click cut button, and select start and end time on time axis to download record. Note: Record download supports several different format, such as: dav, avi, mp4, flv and asf.
2. Click download and go to download center. During the downloading process, you can pause or delete the download task using the available button.
Option 2: using download button
Click download button to enter download center, you can download record by record list and tag.