The File Extensions Database

.GVI File Extension

  • Developer by: Google
  • Category: Video Files

What is an .GVI file?

.GVI is Google Video File

Video format used by Google Video Player, a video playback program developed by Google; similar to an .AVI file and encoded in DivX4 with an MP3 compressed audio track; can also be played by VLC if the file does not incorporate DRM encryption.

Google Video Player was discontinued in 2007 and is no longer distributed by Google.

Programs that open Google Video File
VideoLAN VLC media player
Eltima Elmedia Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
VideoLAN VLC media player

How to solve problems with GVI files

  • Associate the GVI file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any GVI file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.GVI files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the GVI 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 .GVI is Google Video File. Because only the current version supports the latest GVI file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Google manufacturer website after an available .GVI is Google Video File update.
  • To make sure that your GVI file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.