Can you download video files? Are they original resolution & quality?

If you connect a USB drive to “backup” the video content, are these normal standard readable files that can be played with any normal video file viewer?

Alternatively, if you use Internet Explorer + Plugin, can you download video files, and if so, are they the full original quality, resolution, and bitrate? Or are they transcoded to something smaller during the “download” process?


I don’t know about IE+Plugin, but I use external USB drive and NFS share to backup any video I want. The video quality is as good and clear.

My USB drive to copy any video I need right away. My NFS share is for manually backup daily just incase I need to go back a month to view a video.

That’s interesting, are you saying that you manually plugin the external USB drive copy the files on a daily basis, and then after copying connect the drive to some other PC so you can share the files? Or that you’ve somehow connected the drive to the USB of the NVR permanently, and also simultaneously able to host it as a file share on your network?

I take it that the files you get on the drive are kind kind of .mp4 file with H.264 or H.265 encoding that plays back on normal video playback applications?


Hi Roland,

If you connect to the NVR using the Uniview EZStation software, you can easily download the video files, in .ts format (common with DVR and the ATSC broadcast format), and play them on the computer using VLC. I did not find an option to DL the files with IE. Quality seems OK, same as the original.