Tips to open MP2V file

Can't open the MP2V file? You are not the only one. Thousands of users face similar problems every day. Below you will find tips on how to open MP2V files as well as a list of programs that support MP2V files.

MP2V file extension

File Name MPEG-2 Video Format
File Category Video Files

The MP2V file is supported on 4 operating systems. Depending on your operating system, you may need different software to handle the MP2V files. Below is a summary of the number of programs that support and open the MP2V file on each system platform.

Operating systems
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0

What is MP2V file?

The file with the extension MP2V is the Video Files file type. In addition to this file, the Video Files category includes 546 related files. MPEG-2 Video Format is supported by 4 operating systems. The file will work on Android, Linux, Mac OS, Windows systems, unfortunately not on others. The QuickTime Player application is recommended to open the file. It was released by Apple, Inc.. There are also 7 alternative programs to handle the MP2V file. You can use VLC media player, Media Player Classic, Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker in case QuickTime Player cannot be used.

How to open MP2V file?

The most common problem when using MPEG-2 Video Format is that a specific MP2V is not associated with the program. Thus, when you open MP2V, the program selection wizard or some other program starts. This problem can be easily remedied.

The first thing you should do is just "doubleclick" on the MP2V file icon you want to open. If the operating system has an appropriate application to support it and there is also an association between the file and the program, the file should be opened.

Step 1. Install QuickTime Player

An often overlooked issue is to make sure that QuickTime Player is installed on the computer. The easiest method is to use the system search engine by entering the program name QuickTime Player in it. If it is not, installation may solve the problem, as most applications create file associations during installation. Below you will find a list of applications that support MP2V files.

Programs to open MP2V file

Remember to download programs supporting MP2V files only from verified and safe sources. We suggest using the websites of software developers.

Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker
Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player
Media Player Classic
Media Player Classic
VLC media player
VLC media player
QuickTime Player
QuickTime Player
VLC media player
VLC media player
VLC media player
VLC media player
VLC media player for Android
VLC media player for Android
Step 2. Create association of QuickTime Player with MP2V files

If the application is or has been freshly installed, but the MP2V file still does not use the QuickTime Player program, it means no association. It is most convenient to call the context menu with the right mouse button and select Properties. Information about the file and the program that the file is associated with are available here. Using the "Change" button we can select the desired program. It may happen that in the next window there will be no appropriate program - however, this can be corrected with the "Browse" option where you should manually indicate the program location. The "always use the selected program ..." field will set the QuickTime Player application as the default for handling the MP2V file.

Step 3. Update QuickTime Player to the latest version

If, despite the association of the QuickTime Player program with the MPEG-2 Video Format file, the file still does not open, check the program version and possibly update it to the newest version. Some applications allow you to update from the program level, and for others you need to download the installer from the Apple, Inc. page and install.

Step 4. Check for the following problems with the MP2V file

If the above steps do not help, you can assume that the file itself is not correct. File problems can be divided into the following:

The affected file may be 0 KB or smaller than expected. This suggests truncating the MP2V file contents when downloading or copying. The file should be downloaded again, making sure that the process has finished correctly.
The operating system may be infected with a computer virus. A quick virus scan using an up-to-date antivirus program should clear up any doubts. Alternatively, you can use the scanners available online. However, it is important to scan the entire system, not only the file MP2V or the program directory. However, remember that not every infected MP2V file can be recovered, so it is important to take care of regular backups.
Older version of MP2V file may not always be supported by the latest software version. Help should be sought from the software developer, as they usually recommend using free file converters or installing an older version of the program.
There can be many reasons for the failure. Depending on the type of file, it is necessary to repair it accordingly. Sometimes the program itself has options to repair the most popular MP2V file corruption. You can restore the file from a backup or use N/A help.
The program can also signal the fact of encryption. The encrypted MP2V files can be used by the device on which they were encrypted, on any other device it is required to have the appropriate cryptographic key and decrypt the file before its recovery.
Some of the system directories are excluded from modification. These directories are write-protected to them and it's very hard to fix this problem. If possible, you can try to move the MP2V file to another location.
This problem usually affects more complex files. In this case, the MP2V file is blocked by the first application to open it. Running programs (including those in the background) should be verified. If the error persists after closing other programs, wait for a while. However, some background programs may block the MP2V file while scanning. If nothing helps, please reset the device.