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DV file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .dv file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .dv file?
  • What program do I need to open a .dv file?
  • How can the .dv file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .dv files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Digital Video

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

MicroDVD Subtitle Format File

SubRip Subtitle Format

Mpeg-4 Video Container

3GP Video File

Other types of files may also use the .dv file extension.

🚫 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:

Microsoft CodeView Data
Khoros Visualization Image
Real Video Movie
Paradox Table Filter
General Database File
SystemVerilog File
Lightscape Parameter File
DesignCAD Document
VEDA Data File
Auto-trol Tech Illustrator Drawing

🔴 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:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .dv file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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