System requirements

CatDV is available for both Macintosh and Windows. It requires Java and QuickTime, both of which you can download for free if they’re not already provided on your system:

  • Java for Windows (Sun’s JRE) is available from
  • Java for Mac OS is pre-installed on Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, and available as a free download from the Mac App Store under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (if required you will be prompted to install it automatically the first time you launch CatDV)
  • QuickTime for both platforms is available from

Consult the release notes in the Read Me file for further details.


The latest version of CatDV is always available on our downloads page. You should check this site regularly for updates and bug fixes or subscribe to the CatDV announcements mailing list.
Normally minor bug fix updates are issued free of charge while a small upgrade fee is charged for major feature upgrades.

Purchasing CatDV

CatDV Pro works as a 30-day limited-functionality demo until you purchase a license, which you can do online. You will then be sent a registration code to unlock the full application. Enter the name and registration code in the Registration tab of Preferences. (The easiest way to do this is by copying both lines of your registration details and pressing the special Paste button.)
If required we can provide temporary license codes to give you full access to CatDV’s features for your evaluation. For sales and registration enquiries please contact; for technical support please contact You can also use the web shortcuts in the CatDV Help menu.