File Extension Library

.WVM File Extension

  • Developer by: Google
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .WVM files and how to open them?

Can't open .WVM 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 .WVM file.

What is a .WVM file extension?

.WVM file extension is created by Google. .WVM has been classified as Video Files. The format of .WVM file is Binary.

.WVM is Google Play Video File

A WVM file is a video file used by Google Play Movies & TV, an Android app used to watch purchased or rented movies and TV shows. It contains video downloaded from Google Play that is saved in a proprietary format similar to MPEG-4. WVM files are encrypted with Widevine, a DRM platform for protecting copyrighted content.

You probably will never see the actual WVM file on your Android device. You will most likely only see the movie or TV show in the WVM file within the Google Play Movies & TV app. However, if you have a file manager installed you can navigate to the WVM file located in the following directory:

WVM files appear to be saved in the same format as .WMV files but are not interchangeable. Do not attempt to change the ".wvm" extension to ".wmv". If you come across a WVM file you will not be able to play it on your computer because of the DRM encryption. The WVM file is created and encrypted in order to be played only in Google Play Movies & TV.

NOTE: You can convert a WVM file to another file, such as .MP4 or .MKV, which is supported by other desktop and mobile video players. Handbrake and Brorsoft Video Converter allow you to convert WVM files to other video formats.

List of all softwares that can open the Google Play Video File
Brorsoft Video Converter
Google Play Movies & TV

How to fix problems with .WVM files

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