What is a .CMV File And How To Open It – Electronic Arts

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .cmv extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .cmv file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .CMV file?

The .CMV file extension comes from Electronic Arts CMV Video. This file extension was developed by Electronic Arts. The file is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .cmv file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .CMV file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .CMV file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CMV file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .cmv file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the FFmpeg software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CMV file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the FFmpeg software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CMV file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .cmv file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the FFmpeg software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CMV file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the FFmpeg software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CMV file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .cmv file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the FFmpeg software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CMV file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the FFmpeg software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .CMV file?

If you cannot open the .CMV file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .CMV file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cmv – Corel. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .CMV file with the FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Windows, FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Mac and FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.