The File Extensions Database


.PYV File Extension

  • Category: Digital video and movie Files

What is an .PYV file?

.PYV is Microsoft PlayReady video

The pyv file extension is used for video files based on PlayReady.

Microsoft PlayReady technology is a content access and protection technology designed to meet these needs for digital entertainment content, products, services, and devices. This media type consists of video and optionally audio samples.

MIME: video/vnd.ms-playready.media.pyv


How to open:

If Silverlight is installed in the computer, the .pyv videos can be played back in anyweb browser.

How to convert:

As these videos are DRM protected, a conversion is unlikely.

How to solve problems with PYV files

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