DV File - opening and understanding

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

What is a DV file?

A .DV file is a Digital Video file. Through our analysis of DV files, we know that one use of the format is Digital Video. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open DV 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 DV for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension DV

While we know of one file format using the .DV 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 .DV file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of DV files. Remember, different programs may use DV 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
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
MplayerMplayerUser submitted
Nero Kwik MediaNero Kwik MediaUser submitted
MPC-HCMPC-HCUser submitted
AVS Media PlayerAVS Media PlayerUser submitted
Total Video ConverterTotal Video ConverterUser submitted
Prism Video File ConverterPrism Video File ConverterUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DV-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 DV-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!