.DV File Extension

Digital Video File

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What is a DV file?

A DV file is a video recorded by a digital video (DV) camera. It is saved to the camera's DV tape and uses a standard raw format for the DV video. Several video editing programs support the DV format.

More Information

While DV files most often contain generic video recorded by a digital video camera, they may also contain video saved in a program-specific format, such as QuickTime-DV or DV-AVI. If your DV file contains video saved in a program-specific format, it may not open in other programs.

How to open a DV file

You can open a DV file with many video editing and playing programs, including VideoLAN VLC media player (multiplatform), MPlayer (multiplatform), and Kdenlive (multiplatform).

How to convert a DV file

You can use Kdenlive or VideoLAN VLC media player to convert DV files to other video formats. For example, VLC media player can convert DV files to the following formats:

  • .WEBM - WebM Video
  • .TS - Video Transport Stream
  • .ASF - Advanced Systems Format
  • .OGG - Ogg Vorbis Audio
  • .MP3 - MP3 Audio
  • .FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec
  • .WAV - WAVE Audio
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Programs that open DV files

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