What is a .DV File And How To Open It (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .dv extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .dv file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DV file?

The .DV file extension comes from Digital Video File. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a video related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .dv file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .DV file?

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

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

To open the .dv file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the MPlayer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Apple QuickTime Player, VideoLAN VLC media player and MPlayer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DV 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: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the MPlayer software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DV file on Mac

To open the .dv file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the MPlayer software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Apple QuickTime Player, Eltima Elmedia Player, Roxio Popcorn, VideoLAN VLC media player and MPlayer.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DV file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the MPlayer software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .DV file on Linux

The .dv file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the MPlayer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is VideoLAN VLC media player and MPlayer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .DV 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 MPlayer software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .DV file?

If you cannot open the .DV file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .DV file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .dv2 – Larian Studios, .dv4 – Bosch Security Systems, .dv-avi – Microsoft, .dvb – Autodesk, .dvc – Nuance Communications. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DV file with the MPlayer, Apple QuickTime Player, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Windows, MPlayer, Apple QuickTime Player, Eltima Elmedia Player, Roxio Popcorn, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Mac and MPlayer, VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.