The File Extensions Database


.MV8 File Extension

  • Developer by: BioWare
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .MV8 file?

.MV8 is Interplay MVE Video File

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).

Programs that open Interplay MVE Video File
Windows
FFmpeg
Mac
FFmpeg
Linux
FFmpeg

How to solve problems with MV8 files

  • Associate the MV8 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any MV8 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.MV8 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the MV8 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 .MV8 is Interplay MVE Video File. Because only the current version supports the latest MV8 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the BioWare manufacturer website after an available .MV8 is Interplay MVE Video File update.
  • To make sure that your MV8 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.