The File Extensions Database

.AV File Extension

  • Category: Video Files

What is an .AV file?

.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.

Programs that open 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 solve problems with AV files

  • Associate the AV file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AV file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AV files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AV file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .AV is Video Surveillance File. Because only the current version supports the latest AV file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .AV is Video Surveillance File update.
  • To make sure that your AV file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.