File Extension Library

.PVR File Extension

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

What are .PVR files and how to open them?

Can't open .PVR file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PVR file.

What is a .PVR file extension?

.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 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.)