.TMV File Extension

.TMV File Extension

File Type 1

TimeMap Visual

Developer LexisNexis
3.1  |  7 Votes
Category Spreadsheet Files
Format N/A

What is a TMV file?

File created by TimeMap, a timeline graphing program; contains a timeline project, which includes formatted fact boxes, text boxes, images, fonts and time scales; can be edited after its created.

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To create a TMV file:

  1. Select File → Save As → Save As Visual... or File → Save or click the floppy disk icon.
  2. Choose the save location, name the file, and verify the "Save as type" drop down menu as TimeMap Visual (*.tmv).
  3. Select Save.

NOTE: The TMV file is similar to the .TMVT file.

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Programs that open TMV files

Updated October 22, 2013
File Type 2

TextMaker Template

Developer SoftMaker Software
2.5  |  4 Votes
Category Text Files
Format Binary

What is a TMV file?

Document template created by TextMaker, the word processor included with SoftMaker Office; can be used for making TextMaker documents (.TMD files) from the same template; uses a proprietary format but can be converted to the Microsoft Word .DOTX format in TextMaker.

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TMV files were replaced by .TMVX files.

Programs that open or reference TMV files

Updated April 3, 2018
File Type 3

8088 Corruption Video

Developer Jim Leonard and Sandor Tojzan
2.0  |  1 Vote
Category Video Files
Format N/A

What is a TMV file?

A TMV file is a video meant to be played in 8088 Corruption, a program created to prove that an original, 1981 IBM Personal Computer could play video. It contains a full-motion, 30 FPS video. TMV files are quite rare, so most popular media players cannot play them.

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Screenshot of a .tmv file in VLC media player
TMV file open in VLC media player

In 2004, Jim "Trixter" Leonard began experimenting with ways to encode and play full-motion video on an original IBM Personal Computer. Due to the computer's limitations, this ended up becoming quite a task.

However, after months of tinkering, Leonard produced a working video format and player that allowed him to play a full-screen, color, 30 FPS video on the IBM 5150. With help from fellow developer Sandor "gODjR" Tojzan, Leonard was able to refine the TMV video format and show it off to the world, using a video player he called 8088 Corruption.

Impressed by Leonard and Tojzan's accomplishment, other developers have continued tinkering with the TMV format and produced TMV players for UNIX, Windows, and even the GameBoy Advance. Leonard himself last updated 8088 Corruption in 2013.

How do I open a TMV file?

You can play a TMV video in 8088 Corruption for Windows or VLC media player (cross-platform). You can also convert TMV files to a more usable video format using FFmpeg (cross-platform).

Programs that open TMV files

Updated September 11, 2020

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