How to open AMV files

Did your computer fail to open an AMV file? We explain what AMV files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is an AMV file?

AMV stands for Anime Music Video. Files that contain the the .amv file extension are compressed video files. AMV files are most commonly used by portable media players that have been created in China. These files are saved with low resolution in order to fit onto the screen of the media device that the video file is being played on.

Although the files were created for portable media devices, AMV files can also be played on a computer. The AMV file format is a proprietary video format that was produced for certain MP3 and MP4 players with video playback functionality.

Software that will open, convert or fix AMV files

These apps are known to open certain types of AMV files. Since many different programs may use AMV files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific AMV file.

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterVerified
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerVerified
K-Lite Codec PackK-Lite Codec PackVerified
AVS Media PlayerAVS Media PlayerUser submitted
Applian FLV and Media PlayerApplian FLV and Media PlayerUser submitted
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
MediaPlayerLiteMediaPlayerLiteUser submitted
Daum PotPlayerDaum PotPlayerUser submitted
ALLPlayerALLPlayerUser submitted
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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with AMV-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!