How to open DVR files

Did your computer fail to open a DVR file? We explain what DVR files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a DVR file?

Files that contain the .dvr file extension are most commonly used by the Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition. Also known as the DVR-MS file format, these DVR files store recorded television content.

The DVR files are created by Digital Video Recording Devices. This DVR file format is similar to the ASF file format and is a container file format, but the DVR file format allows for added features and functionality such as simultaneous record and playback, time-shifting and live pause.

A variety of device driver files and program overlay files have also been known to use the DVR file suffix.

Software that will open, convert or fix DVR files

These apps are known to open certain types of DVR files. Since many different programs may use DVR files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific DVR file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Adobe OnLocationAdobe OnLocationUser submitted
VideoPlayer ApplicationVideoPlayer ApplicationUser submitted
Divar Series ArchivePlayerDivar Series ArchivePlayerUser submitted
PlayerLite ApplicationPlayerLite ApplicationUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
S-NET proS-NET proUser submitted
Alone playerAlone playerUser submitted
DVR ApplicationDVR ApplicationUser submitted
TLPlayer_1ChTLPlayer_1ChUser submitted
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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with DVR-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!