File Extension Library

.MPV File Extension

  • Developer by: Moving Picture Experts Group
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .MPV file?

.MPV file extension is created by Moving Picture Experts Group. .MPV has been classified as Video Files. The format of .MPV file is Binary.

.MPV is MPEG Elementary Stream Video File

Video file containing an "elementary stream," or raw video data; typically contains video data stored with MPEG-2 compression; used for raw output from a video recorder or for raw input to a video authoring program; does not contain audio data.

MPV files do not use a container format like .AVI files or .MP4 files. However, they may still be played in common video players that have the appropriate codec. Sometimes an MPV file can be renamed as an .MPG file, which may allow it to be played in common video players.

MPV files are similar to .M2V files.

List of all softwares that can open the MPEG Elementary Stream Video File
Microsoft Windows Media Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
CyberLink PowerDVD 17
Eltima Elmedia Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
PentaLoop PlayerXtreme Media Player

How to Open .MPV file on different platforms

Open .MPV File on Windows

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

Open .MPV File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .MPV 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 .MPV File on Linux

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

Open .MPV File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .MPV 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 .MPV 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 .MPV files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .MPV files

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