The File Extensions Database

.MPV File Extension

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

What is an .MPV file?

.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.

Programs that open 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 solve problems with MPV files

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