.PVR File Extension

2 file types use the .pvr file extension.
File Type 1

POWERVR Texture File

Developer Imagination Technologies
3.3  |  23 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is a PVR file?

Texture file used by mobile devices and the Sega Dreamcast; provides a container that hosts compressed texture data that is optimized for POWERVR graphics chips; designed for displaying performance graphics in devices with smaller hardware footprints, such as mobile devices.

More Information

PVR files may be compressed from other image formats, such as .PNG, using the Imagination Technologies PVRTC compression utility. Since PVR files are optimized for POWERVR chips, it is recommended that texture graphic files be converted to this format in POWERVR devices.

NOTE: The PVR file format is lossy.

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Programs that open or reference PVR files

Updated February 9, 2012
File Type 2

Wintal PVR Video File

Developer Wintal International
2.8  |  9 Votes
Category Video Files
Format Binary

What is a PVR file?

Video file created by Wintal International PVR devices; contains MPEG-2 video recorded in the PAL/NTSC format; can be copied to a Mac or Windows computer using a USB connection.

More Information

PVR files can be converted to .MPG files using Winal International PVRX2 Player.

Programs that open PVR files

Wintal International PVRX2 Player
Updated March 2, 2010

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