Open dvr file

dvr file icon Did your computer fail to open dvr file? We explain what dvr files are and recommend software that we know can open your dvr files.

What is dvr file?

Files with dvr file extension can be usually found as old TV recordings saved using the Windows XP Media Center Edition. Seems like MPEG-2 based format.

dvr file description

File extension dvr is probably best know for its use in old Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, which introduced the DVR-MS video format for storing recorded TV content.

It was eventually replaced by the dvr-ms extension by later versions of Microsoft Media Center.

It is similar to ASF format, DVR-MS format uses Personal Video Recorder (PVR) functionality, including time-shifting, live pause, and simultaneous record and playback. Video data are encoded as MPEG-2 video stream and audio data are encoded as MPEG-1 Layer II audio stream. 

Some satellite and Digital-TV HDD receivers record TV content in the similar recording format as Windows Media Center and they use file extension dvr for recorded files as well.

Software that will open dvr file

Microsoft Windows Media Player

The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows

Windows Media Center

A media player and digital video recorder for Microsoft Windows

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

Other dvr file extensions

dvr - DESQview data

Files with dvr file extension are used by DESQview, very was very popular software on MS-DOS.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

We can help you to open your file

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