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DV file format description

DV file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with DV files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the DV file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing DV files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Digital Video

The DV file is a Digital Video file. DV is the format used by many digital camcorders, usually on Mini DV cassettes. The current DV standards document is IEC 61834.

Application:QuickTime Player
Category:Video files
Mime-type:video/x-dv
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Aliases:-

Digital Video related extensions

  • tod JVC Camcorder Video
  • ub1 DRS-1100 Recorded Video
  • ts MPEG-2 Transport Stream
  • nvt3 NetVue Recorded Video

#2 DeltaVision Bitmap Image

The DV file is categorized under Graphic. It is associated with softWoRx Explorer, serving as a DeltaVision Bitmap Image. DeltaVision is a series of digital microscopes developed by GE Healthcare. It seems that softWoRx Explorer is no longer supported by the maker.

Application:softWoRx Explorer
Category:Graphic files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

DeltaVision Bitmap Image related extensions

  • bit X11 Server Bitmap Image
  • rpm C64 RunPaint Multicolor Image
  • pei Performer Software PEI Encrypted Image
  • bgp Bugbiter APAC239i Bitmap Image

Did someone accidentally misspell the DV filename?

The DV filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your DV file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this DV file.

To set the DV file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set DV file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle DV files with care

Exercise caution when handling DV files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar DV files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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