An MV8 file is a video file used by several games released by Interplay Entertainment. It is typically used to store an introduction animation that appears at the beginning of a game, such as the logo animation for Dolby sound used in the game.
MV8 files are saved in the MVE format, which is often called "Interplay MVE." The files may also be referred to as "Infinity Engine Movies," which comes from the name of the game engine utilized by games using the video format.
The Infinity Engine was developed by BioWare. Interplay Entertainment licensed the game engine from BioWare to develop and release most of the games that use MV8 files.
Some PC games that use Interplay MVE video files include Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, and Icewind Dale II. These games come with .MVE video files along with one or more MV8 files.
How do I open an MV8 file?
MV8 files are uncommon since they were only used in a few Infinity Engine games that are no longer developed. You can convert MV8 files to a more common video format with FFmpeg and then open the converted file with a media player such as Microsoft Windows Media Player (Windows) or VLC media player (multiplatform).