Open DVR-MS file

The most common choise: Microsoft Digital Video Recording

How to open Microsoft Digital Video Recording .dvr-ms files

dvr-ms file icon 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

Microsoft Windows Media Player

The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

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.

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