File Extension Library


.PYV File Extension

  • Category: Digital video and movie Files

What is an .PYV file?

.PYV file extension has been classified as Digital video and movie Files.

.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 Open .PYV file on different platforms

Open .PYV File on Windows

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

Open .PYV File on Mac

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

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

Open .PYV File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .PYV files

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