DV5 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DV5 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DV5 files.

What is a DV5 file?

The .dv5 file extension is used in files that mainly store digital video data recorded using digital video recorders (dvr) and close circuit television or CCTV. DV5 file type is a proprietary container format, designed to store records archives made with a certain type of DVR devices.

DV5 is a video format specially invented and promoted by Asian digital video recorder manufacturers and distributors to place their DVR products in the market. Customers often look for DVR devices and applications that support .dv5 format due to its enhanced video quality. DV5 is primarily associated with files that are mainstream in AVTech DVRs, CCTV, and IP cameras. AVTech is a Taiwanese company that is widely known to support security and intelligence needs using video surveillance technology.

Like other private DVR-related formats, DV5 is based on using the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video codec because of its space-efficient compression algorithm.

How to open DV5 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 DV5 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different DV5 openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DV5

While we know of one file format using the .DV5 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 .DV5 file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of DV5 files. Remember, different programs may use DV5 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DV5-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 DV5-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!