Files with dv suffix are in vast majority of cases video files saved in special Digital Video format which was originally developed for MiniDV.

There is one other file type using
the DV file extension!

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Software that open dv file

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DV file extension - Digital video file

What is dv file? How to open dv files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

dv file icon: dv filetype icon

File extension dv is mainly related to Digital Video, a digital video format launched in 1995, and, in its smaller tape form factor MiniDV, has since become a standard for home and semi-professional video production.

DV is sometimes used for professional purposes as well, such as filmmaking and electronic news gathering (ENG).

The DV specification defines both the codec and the tape format. Features include intraframe compression for uncomplicated editing, a standard interface for transfer to non-linear editing systems (IEEE 1394, also known as FireWire), and good video quality.

MIME: video/x-dv

The default software associated to open dv file:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

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Help how to open:

You can play .dv file with the free VLC player.

How to convert:

Many multimedia converters support DV format and as such it should be possible to convert to and from dv file to other multimedia formats.

Find conversions from dv file:

dv to avi

dv to mp4

List of software applications associated to the .dv file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open dv file, edit dv file, convert dv file, view dv file, play dv file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting dv files.

Software that open dv file - Digital video file

Programs supporting the exension dv on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open dv file action.

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