How to open MLV files

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

What is a MLV file?

MLV files are Magic Lantern raw Video format v2.0 files, which you can read more about below.

The MLV file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a MLV opener may not be able to open all kinds of MLV files. In this case, though, we only know of one specific use.

Magic Lantern raw Video format v2.0

Through our analysis of MLV files, we know that one use of the format is Magic Lantern raw Video format v2.0. 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.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

MLV file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of MLV files. Remember, different programs may use MLV 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 programs that we know for certain can work with MLV-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with MLV-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!