Opening 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 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.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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