.IVF File Extension

Indeo Video Format File

Developer Intel
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What is an IVF file?

An IVF file contains video in the Indeo Video Format (IVF), also known as the "Intel Video Format." It stores video data encoded with the Indeo video codec. IVF files are typically home movies created with Intel video-editing software.

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Screenshot of a .ivf file in VideoLAN VLC media player 3
IVF file open in VideoLAN VLC media player 3

The IVF format includes a container header, a video stream header (similar to the header in the .AVI format), and an optional audio stream header. It also contains video stream information, container description chunks, and 32-bit data for each video frame.

NOTE: IVF uses the MIME type video/x-ivf.

How to open an IVF file

You can open IVF files with several media players, including Microsoft Windows Media Player (Windows) and VideoLAN VLC media player (multiplatform). For example, to open an IVF file with VLC media player in Windows, select Media → Open File....

How to convert an IVF file

Several apps, including VideoLAN VLC media player and CoolUtils Total Movie Converter, can convert IVF files to other formats.

For example, VideoLAN VLC media player can convert IVF files to the following formats:

  • .MP4 - MPEG-4 Video
  • .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 IVF files

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