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WTV file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.wtv - Windows Media Center Recorded TV

The WTV video files are related to Windows Media Center. WTV file is a Windows Media Center Recorded TV File. When a TV show is recorded in Windows Media Center, it's saved as a Windows Recorded TV Show file with the file name extension .wtv, in the Public Recorded TV folder. Older versions of Windows used a different file format for recorded TV with the .dvr-ms extension.

Windows Media Center
Video files
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Windows Media Center Recorded TV related extensions:
HD QuickTime Movie
M4U Playlist File
AMC Video
Digital Video
Sony Clie Video
3GP Video File

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

Can't open a .wtv 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 .wtv file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

wtc, atv, wv, wtf, wt, wfv, tv, dtv, wvt, wtg, wtd, wtb, wgv, twv, stv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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DVD2AVI Internal Stream
WavPack Audio
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Operating systems

DataTypes.net currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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