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Need to play a .pns video file on my mac, OS X Yosemite,

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Need to play a .pns video file on my mac
JA: What Operating System (OS) are you running on your my Mac?
Customer: OS X Yosemite
JA: When did you purchase your my Mac? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: About two years ago Basically downloaded every player I could find
JA: Anything else you want the Mac expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not that I could think of
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 4 months ago.

Hi, welcome to! My name is Mike.

I am going over your question and I will be with you shortly.

Expert:  Mike replied 4 months ago.

CCTV video file format used by Pelco PNS security systems.
These .PNS files contain video data and require Pelco's media player to view.

VLC should work.

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Expert:  Mike replied 4 months ago.

Did that work for you?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Already tried that and doesn't work. Also various sources say it can't work. Please no more responses.
Expert:  Mike replied 4 months ago.

Yes if that doesn't work you need a Windows machine or run Windows on your Mac using bootcamp or a virtual system like Parallels there is no other app for Mac that can read them:



  • JPS: Side/side JPEG files
  • PNS: Side/side PNG files

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