Files with wtv file extension can be usually found as TV recordings made using Windows Media Center and captured using TV tuner. 

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WTV file extension - Windows Media Center TV recording

What is wtv file? How to open wtv files?

File type specification:

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

wtv file icon: wtv filetype icon

The wtv file extension is mainly related to a video format introduced with Windows Media Center.

The WTV Windows Media Center video format is successor of the DVR-MS Windows Media Center video format and was introduced in Windows 7.

WTV format contains video in MPEG-2 stream and audio stream uses MPEG-1 Layer II or Dolby Digital AC-3 (ATSC A/52) audio format.

Microsoft developed an update for the Microsoft Windows Vista, that enables playback of WTV video files in the Microsoft Windows Vista Media Player.

This wtv file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open wtv file:

Windows Media Center icon

Microsoft Corporation logoWindows Media Center  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Windows Media Center is media player and digital video recorder for Microsoft Windows. It is also able to manage the most of digital TV tuners for computers. Windows Media Center supports playback of popular video and audio formats including 3GP, AAC, AVCHD, MPEG-4, WMV, WMA, AVI, DivX, MOV, and Xvid files.

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows Media Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Media Player is default multimedia player installed in Microsoft Windows. WMP can manage music, videos and pictures in computer, play or view them, sync them with portable devices, or burn them on CD/DVD media. It also supports home media sharing with other computers.

Microsoft Windows Vista icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows Vista  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Vista is operating system for desktop computers, laptops, tablet computers and media centers. Windows Vista was released in 2007 as a successor of Microsoft Windows XP. Windows Vista was distributed in six editions: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate. Windows Vista contains many new features, such as new GUI called Aero, multimedia tools, redesigned settings sub-systems, security improvements etc. In 2009 was Windows Vista replaced by new Windows 7.

Microsoft Windows 7 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 7  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Operating system released in 2009 available for desktops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets and media centers. It was replaced by Windows 8 and Windows 10. Support ends on January 14, 2020.

Microsoft distributes Windows 7 in four editions: Windows 7 Starter is designed for netbooks. Windows 7 Home Premium is used in home computers and notebooks. Windows 7 Professional is for business using and Windows 7 Ultimate contains all features from all previous Windows 7 editions and some others.

Help how to open:

Use Windows Media Center or Nero Vision (supported from version NERO 9 Reloaded).

How to convert:

In Windows 7 go to the folder where your recorded TV files are stored (usually C:\Users\Public), right-click the file that you want to convert, and then click Convert to .dvr-ms Format.

Find conversions from wtv file:

wtv to dvr-ms

wtv to mkv

wtv to mp4

Find converter to wtv file type:

dvr-ms to wtv

ts to wtv

wmv to wtv

List of software applications associated to the .wtv 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 wtv file, edit wtv file, convert wtv file, view wtv file, play wtv 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 wtv files.

Software that open wtv file - Windows Media Center TV recording

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

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