File Extension Library

.BU File Extension

  • Developer by: Samsung
  • Category: Video Files

What is an .BU file?

.BU file extension is created by Samsung. .BU has been classified as Video Files.

.BU is Samsung CCTV Video File

Video file created with a Samsung DVR, such as a CCTV (closed circuit television) recording system; contains surveillance video in a proprietary Samsung format that can only be played back on Samsung devices or with Samsung's video software.

BU files are saved along with a corresponding .DB2 file that contains information about the BU file. BU files are often several megabytes in size while DB2 files are typically only a few kilobytes.

List of all softwares that can open the Samsung CCTV Video File
Samsung SmartViewer

How to Open .BU file on different platforms

Open .BU File on Windows

  • Right-click a .BU
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .BU file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .BU files" Press "Ok"

Open .BU File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .BU file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .BU File on Linux

Right click on the .BU file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .BU File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .BU file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .BU File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .BU files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .BU files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .BU files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .BU file format
  2. You need to check the .BU file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)