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.DV File Extension

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File TypeDigital Video File

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CategoryVideo Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.


Recorded video file created by a digital video (DV) camera; saved to the camera's DV tape and uses a standard raw format for the DV video; supported by several video editing programs.

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NOTE: The ".dv" extension is also sometimes used for other video formats such as QuickTime-DV or DV-AVI. In these cases, you will need to open them with their respective software programs.

Programs that open DV files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Apple QuickTime Player
Adobe Flash Professional CC
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
CyberLink PowerDirector 14 Ultra
CyberLink PowerDVD 15
Microsoft Windows Movie Maker
VideoLAN VLC media player
Mac OS X LogoMac
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iMovie 10
Adobe Flash Professional CC
Eltima Elmedia Player
Roxio Toast 14
Roxio Popcorn
VideoLAN VLC media player
Linux LogoLinux
VideoLAN VLC media player
Updated 8/24/2012