IFV File Type

- The quick facts

What are IFV files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an IFV 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 an IFV file?

The Indeo Video Format or the .ifv file extension is a digital and a movie file type that is very similar to H.261, or MPEG-1 video formats. Today, users will find it hard to look for videos that are in .ifv extension since it is not used frequently anymore. There are a lot of video codecs that are now out in the public which caused .ifv to become nearly obsolete. However, some media players, like MPlayer, still support this format and some computer games still contains cut scene videos in Indeo video format.

The Indeo video format was supported by both Windows Video and Apple QuickTime software. Microsoft supported Indeo codec to Microsoft Windows XP. There are still old movies and videos that are in the said format, so having players that can play .ifv files might come in a handy. To name a few, these video players can handle .ifv types: GOM player, DivX, Avidemux, and Windows Media equipped with essential codec pack.

How to open IFV files

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

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

Last updated: September 17, 2012

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

DVRPlayer ApplicationsDVRPlayer ApplicationsUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
AAMCO DirectTech ComputerSystemAAMCO DirectTech ComputerSystemUser submitted

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