AMV File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an AMV file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .AMV 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.

How to open AMV files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension AMV for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different AMV openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension AMV

While we know of one file format using the .AMV file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .AMV file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of AMV files. Remember, different programs may use AMV files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
VAFPlayerVAFPlayerUser submitted
MPC-HCMPC-HCUser submitted
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
AVS Media PlayerAVS Media PlayerUser submitted
AMV PlayerAMV PlayerUser submitted
5KPlayer5KPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with AMV-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with AMV-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!