What is a .MV File And How To Open It – Silicon Graphics

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .mv extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .mv file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .MV file?

The file extension .MV is from SGI Video File.This file extension was developed by Silicon Graphics. The file has the binary format, and it is a video related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .mv file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .MV file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .MV file on your operating system/device.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .mv file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the FFmpeg software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MV 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 FFmpeg software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MV file on Mac

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

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: FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MV 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. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .MV file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .mv file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the FFmpeg software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MV 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the FFmpeg software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .MV file?

If you cannot open the .MV file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MV file.mv – Miva Merchant. 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 .MV file with the FFmpeg program on Windows, FFmpeg program on Mac and FFmpeg software on Linux.