The File Extensions Database

.MVR File Extension

  • Developer by: IBM
  • Category: Web Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .MVR file?

.MVR is IBM HotMedia Multimedia File

Published multimedia file created by HotMedia, an older program used to develop Web animations; stores a multimedia package, including video and audio files, animation settings, and Java .CLASS files required to play the animation.

HotMedia MVR files were designed for low-bandwidth Internet connections. They load and run in a Web browser within a Java applet called the IBM HotMedia player. Some websites still have MVR files, but multimedia audio and video are much more commonly provided by Flash technology or RealPlayer video (.RM and .RA files).

IBM, the developer of HotMedia, no longer supports the software. The last version of the software, version 3.5, was released in 2000. However, it is no longer available for download.

Programs that open IBM HotMedia Multimedia File
IBM HotMedia
IBM HotMedia

How to solve problems with MVR files

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