DVI File Type

- The quick facts

What are DVI files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DVI 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 DVI file?

A .DVI file is a Device Independent Document (TeX/LaTeX compiled) file. Through our analysis of DVI files, we know that one use of the format is Device Independent Document (TeX/LaTeX compiled). 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 DVI files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different DVI openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: April 28, 2021

Other file formats using extension .DVI

While Device Independent Document (TeX/LaTeX compiled) is a popular type of DVI-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .DVI extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Digital Video Interactive video

Through our analysis of DVI files, we know that one use of the format is Digital Video Interactive 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.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different DVI openers which you will find listed below.

Klasik Video driver

Through our analysis of DVI files, we know that one use of the format is Klasik Video driver. 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.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different DVI openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

MiKTeXMiKTeXUser submitted
dvioutdvioutUser submitted
TeX previewer/printer_driverTeX previewer/printer_driverUser submitted
DVIOUT DVI viewerDVIOUT DVI viewerUser submitted
TrueTeX PreviewerTrueTeX PreviewerUser submitted
EvinceEvinceUser submitted
TeXplus ViewerTeXplus ViewerUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
PCTeX ApplicationPCTeX ApplicationUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DVI-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 DVI-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!