File Extension Library

.PVR File Extension

  • Developer by: Imagination Technologies
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .PVR file?

.PVR file extension is created by Imagination Technologies. .PVR has been classified as Raster Image Files. The format of .PVR file is Binary.

.PVR is POWERVR Texture File

Texture file used by mobile devices and the Sega Dreamcast; provides a container that hosts compressed texture data that is optimized for POWERVR graphics chips; designed for displaying performance graphics in devices with smaller hardware footprints, such as mobile devices.

PVR files may be compressed from other image formats, such as .PNG, using the Imagination Technologies PVRTC compression utility. Since PVR files are optimized for POWERVR chips, it is recommended that texture graphic files be converted to this format in POWERVR devices.

NOTE: The PVR file format is lossy.

List of all softwares that can open the POWERVR Texture File
Imagination Technologies PVRTexTool
Code'n'Web TexturePacker
Adobe Photoshop with PVR plugin
Speud Blue Swirl Dream Explorer
Code'n'Web TexturePacker
Imagination Technologies PVRTexTool
Code'n'Web TexturePacker
File Type 2:

Wintal PVR Video File

Developer by: Wintal International Category: Video Files Format: Binary

Video file created by Wintal International PVR devices; contains MPEG-2 video recorded in the PAL/NTSC format; can be copied to a Mac or Windows computer using a USB connection.

PVR files can be converted to .MPG files using Winal International PVRX2 Player.

How to Open .PVR file on different platforms

Open .PVR File on Windows

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

Open .PVR File on Mac

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

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

Open .PVR File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .PVR files

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