CAVS file format description

Many people share .cavs files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .cavs file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .cavs files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cavs - Chinese AVS Video

The CAVS video files are related to FFmpeg. The CAVS file is a Chinese AVS Video. The Audio Video Coding Standard of China (AVS) video standard is a streamlined, efficient video coder employing the latest video coding tools and dedicated to coding HDTV content.

Video files
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Chinese AVS Video related extensions:
Interplay ACM Audio
Sony ATRAC9 Compressed Audio
DTS Core Audio Stream
DTS-HD Master Audio
Microsoft DV-AVI Video
FFmpeg Video Stream

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cavs file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cavs files. Be especially cautious with .cavs files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cavs file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .cavs file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

avs, cas, cav, cvs, favs

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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