How to Download and Use Multi Backup Player for SSF Files
SSF files are a type of video format that are used by some digital video recorders, such as the VMAX IP Plus series from Digital Watchdog. SSF files are proprietary and require a compatible video player to view them, such as the Multi Backup Player program that is included with the Pivot CMS software. In this article, we will show you how to download and use Multi Backup Player for SSF files.
How to Download Multi Backup Player
Multi Backup Player is a standalone application that is included with the installation of Pivot CMS by default. Pivot CMS is a software that allows you to monitor and manage multiple digital video recorders from a single interface. Pivot CMS is compatible with Windows OS only. If you still need to install Pivot CMS, you can download it from the Digital Watchdog website[^1^]. After installing Pivot CMS, you can find Multi Backup Player in the same folder as Pivot CMS, usually C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Digital Watchdog\\Pivot CMS.
How to Use Multi Backup Player for SSF Files
Multi Backup Player allows you to open and view SSF files, as well as convert them to AVI format if needed. To use Multi Backup Player for SSF files, follow these steps:
Copy the SSF files that you want to view to your computer.
Launch Multi Backup Player from the Pivot CMS folder.
Click the Single CH tab, then click the Search Icon (magnifying glass).
Locate and select the folder containing your SSF files.
Click the OK button to upload the files. The SSF file list from your selected directory will display.
Click on the SSF file that you want to view, then click the Play button on the toolbar. You can also use the slider bar and the buttons on the toolbar to control the playback speed, volume, zoom, etc.
If you want to convert the SSF file to AVI format, click the Pause button on the toolbar. This will enable the use of the AVI Export Function.
Click on the AVI Export icon on the toolbar. The AVI Export window will display.
Confirm that the AVI Save Time matches the Recording Info (Time) settings. You can also enable some optional options, such as including audio data, executing real-time playback, or inserting OSD (image information) into AVI file.
Click the OK button to proceed.
Select the directory where you want to save the AVI file. Name the file, then press the Save button to convert the file. The duration of this process will vary depending on the video quality, length of the file, and if you chose to include additional export options.
After converting the SSF file to AVI format, you can view it using any common video player application.
In this article, we have shown you how to download and use Multi Backup Player for SSF files. Multi Backup Player is a useful tool that allows you to view and convert SSF files that are exported from some digital video recorders. If you have any questions or feedback about this article, please feel free to leave a comment below. 061ffe29dd