File Extension Library

.AV File Extension

  • Category: Video Files

What is an .AV file?

.AV file extension has been classified as Video Files.

.AV is Video Surveillance File

An AV file is a video file used to store surveillance video created by various cameras, such as wireless IP security cameras and dashboard cameras. It contains encrypted recorded video compressed in H.264 format. AV files may be played by Yoosee CMSClient and SAMTECH GPlayer.

AV files are typically used for storing video recorded by eRobot Wireless IP cameras, which are used for remote video surveillance. CMSClient software allows users to play recorded AV files and convert them to .MP4 format.

AV files may also be recorded by dashboard cameras in vehicles. These cameras are used to capture driving footage, which is useful for documenting crashes and traffic violations. The dashboard cameras are also used by some police forces.

List of all softwares that can open the Video Surveillance File
Yoosee CMSClient
File Type 2 Final Draft AV Script
Developer by: Final Draft Category: Page Layout Files

An AV file is a document created by Final Draft AV (version 1), a word processor used to create screenplays for commercials, corporate videos, and documentaries. It contains a script, which includes dialogue, character information, scenes, and video and audio columns. AV files also include information about the script, such as the title, length, writer, director, and draft version.

The AV file is the main file used by version 1 of Final Draft AV to store scripts. AV files were replaced by XAV files with the release of version 2 of Final Draft AV.

To save the AV file in Final Draft AV, select File → Save or Save As and choose the AV file type. To open the AV file in Final Draft AV, select File → Open and choose the AV file type.

NOTE: Final Draft AV has been discontinued and is no longer available to download.

How to Open .AV file on different platforms

Open .AV File on Windows

  • Right-click a .AV
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .AV file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .AV files" Press "Ok"

Open .AV File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .AV file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .AV File on Linux

Right click on the .AV file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .AV File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .AV file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .AV File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .AV files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .AV files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .AV files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .AV file format
  2. You need to check the .AV file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)