Open MPV files

  • Full name
    MPEG 1 Video Format
  • Developer
    Moving Picture Experts Group
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a MPV file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a MPV file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your MPV file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is MPV file?

The file extension MPV identifies video files that have been compressed using the MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 method. This is a so-called elementary stream, which contains only the video stream (without sound).

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In principle, most video players and editing programs should be able to handle MPV files. However, if the extension MPV is not recognized or it does not appear in the file chooser, changing the extension to mpg can help.

Programs which can open a MPV file

How to open file with MPV extension?

In order to open a file with MPV extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening MPV file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with MPV files, follow the instructions below.
Install VLC media player or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening MPV files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support MPV files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of MPV files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set VLC media player as the default program for opening MPV files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate MPV files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the VLC media player applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where VLC media player has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with MPV files

Sometimes problems with opening MPV files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • MPV files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open MPV files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • MPV file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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