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What are DVR files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DVR file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your DVR files.

What is a DVR file?

DVR files have multiple uses, and Windows Media Center Recording is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Windows Media Center Recording

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

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.

How to open DVR files

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

Programs that open Windows Media Center Recording files


Last updated: September 29, 2023

All known file formats using extension .DVR

While Windows Media Center Recording is a popular type of DVR-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .DVR file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

DVR-Studio Video Stream

DVR-Studio is a software program for editing and demultiplexing recordings of several hard disk satellite receivers on PCs.

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

WaveStar V1.x Driver

We know that one DVR format is WaveStar V1.x Driver. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DVR files. Remember, different programs may use DVR 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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