How to open Microsoft Digital Video Recording .dvr-ms files
Have you had trouble opening the dvr-ms file on your computer? What are dvr-ms files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.
What is dvr-ms file?
Files with dvr-ms suffix can be found as TV video recordings in Microsoft Digital Video format saved using the Windows Media Center.
Microsoft Digital Video Recording description
File extension dvr-ms is best known for use for one of the default video formats in the Microsoft Windows Media Center.
The DVR-MS file format, designed mainly for storing recorded TV content, was first introduced in the Windows XP and remained in use until it was replaced by the WTV format in Windows 7. However, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 also support playback of dvr-ms files.
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 stored in the MPEG-2 video stream and audio data are in the MPEG-1 Layer 2 audio stream.
Suggested software to open dvr-ms file
Windows Media Center
A media player and digital video recorder for Microsoft Windows
The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows
One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player