Hikvision provides stand alone computer video player software for Windows and Mac OSes. While some 3rd party players can be used, the Hikvision VSPlayer has additional features for better functionality. Download the version appropriate for your operating system and install like any other computer application. See attachments for Windows version user manual (Mac OS X download includes manual).
Hikvision provides stand alone video management software that allow you to access and control your camera system remotely from a computer or mobile device. Download the version appropriate for your operating system and device type then install like any other application.