CMV File

What are CMV files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CMV file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a CMV file?

CMV files have multiple uses, and CMV compressed data is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

CMV compressed data

These CMV files contain the compressed files created in CMV, a compression software created by Mauro Vezzosi. CMV files focus more on compression ratio than on speed. It is a single file compressor and not an archiver.

How to open CMV files

Important: Different programs may use files with the CMV file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CMV file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: December 22, 2021

All known file formats using extension .CMV

While CMV compressed data is a popular type of CMV-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .CMV file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Electronic Arts Video File

We know that one CMV format is Electronic Arts Video File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

CMV opener for Windows

We have identified one CMV opener that is compatible with this specific type of CMV file.

More file formats using the CMV extension

Through our research of CMV files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Corel Move Animation

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

CorelDRAWCorelDRAWUser submitted
CorelMOVECorelMOVEUser submitted
Corel WebMasterCorel WebMasterUser submitted

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