Open DV file

The most common choise: Digital video file

How to open Digital video file .dv files

dv file icon Have you had trouble opening the dv file on your computer? What are dv files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is dv file?

Files with dv suffix are in vast majority of cases video files saved in special Digital Video format which was originally developed for MiniDV.

Digital video file description

File extension dv is mainly related to Digital Video, a digital video format launched in 1995, and, in its smaller tape form factor MiniDV, has since become a standard for home and semi-professional video production.

DV is sometimes used for professional purposes as well, such as filmmaking and electronic news gathering (ENG).

The DV specification defines both the codec and the tape format. Features include intraframe compression for uncomplicated editing, a standard interface for transfer to non-linear editing systems (IEEE 1394, also known as FireWire), and good video quality.

MIME: video/x-dv

Suggested software to open dv file

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

There are other DV filename extensions with the same .dv suffix

dv - DeltaVision image

A dv file extension is related to the DeltaVision image file format used by GE Healthcare.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

We can help you to open your file

Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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