DV File Extension

File Type

Digital Video Format




Video Files





Basic information about the DV file

DV is the extension given to files that are used in 4 operating systems such as: Android, Linux, Mac OS, Windows. The DV extension was originally developed for the VLC media player application. The developer of this program is VideoLAN Project Team. In addition, the MPlayer, QuickTime Player, PowerDVD, Windows Movie Maker programs can be used to open files with the DV extension.

The data in the DV files are saved in the manner characteristic for Video Files. 546 file types are given the DV extension, but most often they are not compatible and you must use a different application to handle each of them. Digital Video Format is a file whose format was originally developed for the VLC media player application by N/A. The Digital Video Format file was most likely created using the VLC media player program. DV detailed description

Tools that you can use to work with DV files

DV File Extension

What is a(n) DV file??

"DV" is an abbreviation for Digital Video File. It is a container file format for storing motion video. Most of the time, DV files are saved with MP4 extension.

This file format was developed by the ISO in 1988 and its standard was published in 1991. Since then, it has become the most popular digital video file format that can be played on many different platforms like Android, iPhones, Chromebooks, etc.

The DV file extension has been widely adopted because it stands for high quality and compatibility with both computer-based editing software and consumer equipment like camcorders.

DV File Tools

What tools are we dealing with?

We present some basic free online tools that work with DV. With their help you will be able to perform many operations on DV files. You will be able to open, preview, edit or convert your DV file.

DV File Opener

DV opener is a very popular tool among our users. You will learn a few ways to open your DV file. Opening the DV file is just the beginning. Other file operations can be the next step.

DV File Viewer

To view the contents of the DV file use the DV Viewer tool instead of installing special software. Go to the subpage, select your DV file you want to view and our tool will show you what the file contains

DV File Converter

Try to convert the DV file to a different format if problems arise while working with the DV file. Converting the DV file will give you more options for editing the data in the file.

DV File Editor

DV editor helps in the process of editing the data in our file. It may happen that you will not have the full edit option and you will need to install software dedicated to making changes to the DV file. Check out our DV file editor page and learn about the possibilities



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