The File Extensions Database

.VIV File Extension

  • Developer by: Electronic Arts
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .VIV file?

.VIV is Need for Speed Car Archive

Data file used by Need for Speed 1-3 car racing games; contains vehicle data such as 3D models, .FCE meshes, and sounds; used by the game to load racing cars; sometimes edited by game modders.

Programs that open Need for Speed Car Archive
VIV Editor
Electronic Arts Need for Speed
File Type 2:

PlayStation Video File

Developer by: Sony Category: Game Files

Video file from an original PlayStation (PSX) game; contains video clips that are played back within the game; stored and a proprietary PlayStation format that cannot be opened on a Mac or PC.

File Type 3:

VivoActive Video File

Developer by: RealNetworks Category: Video Files

A VIV file is a video saved in a format created by Vivo software. It is typically used for storing adult videos. VIV files were replaced by .RM files.

VivoActive products were discontinued in 1997 and integrated into RealMedia. The format was still supported by RealPlayer for a number of years but is no longer supported.

How to solve problems with VIV files

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