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✅ Digital Video

Digital Video .dv file icon
The DV file is a Digital Video file. DV is the format used by many digital camcorders, usually on Mini DV cassettes. The current DV standards document is IEC 61834.
Category: Video files
Application: QuickTime Player
Mime-type: video/x-dv
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DV aliases:
DV related links:
DV related extensions:
Microsoft Video for Windows Movie

Autodesk Animator FLIC File

QuickTime Movie

Mpeg Video

Multimedia Viewer Book

RealMedia File

✅ DeltaVision Bitmap Image

DeltaVision Bitmap Image .dv file icon
The DV file is a DeltaVision Bitmap Image. DeltaVision is a series of digital microscopes developed by GE Healthcare.
The DV format description is not yet available
Category: Graphic files
Application: softWoRx Explorer
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DV aliases:
DV related links:
DV related extensions:

⚠ Be careful with .dv files.

It's important to know that the .dv file extension can be used by various programs, not just the ones you expect. This includes potentially harmful software or malware that might create .dv files. Be cautious when dealing with .dv files from unknown sources.

🚫 The .dv file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cv, db, dc, dd, df, dg, ev, fv, rv, sv, vd, vv, wv, xv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Virt Viewer Configuration

SystemVerilog File

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VEDA Data File

Auto-trol Tech Illustrator Drawing

Microsoft CodeView Data

🔴 Can't open a .dv file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .dv file

It means that the operating system does not have a default app associated with the .dv file type. To resolve this issue and open the file, you can take the following steps:

If you don't know how to change the default app for the .dv file, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. The extension of a file serves as a hint to the operating system and various software programs about the type of data contained within the file. When you alter a file's extension, you essentially modify how software applications interpret and handle that file. Every file has a specific format, also known as its file type or file format. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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