Tips to open MPV file

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

MPV file extension

File Name MPEG Elementary Stream Video Format
File Developer Moving Picture Experts Group
File Category Video Files

The MPV file is supported on 3 operating systems. Depending on your operating system, you may need different software to handle the MPV files. Below is a summary of the number of programs that support and open the MPV file on each system platform.

Operating systems
  • 8
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0

What is MPV file?

The MPV file has been categorized as Video Files. It was designed by Moving Picture Experts Group. Video Files consists of 546 similar files. MPEG Elementary Stream Video Format appears on 3 operating systems as a functional file. These systems consist of Android, Mac OS, Windows, although it may occasionally be found on another system, it will be non-functional. The VLC media player application is recommended to open the file. It was released by VideoLAN Project Team. Alternatively, you can use 9 other programs. The Windows Media Player, PowerDVD, Adobe Premiere Pro, MPV Decoder programs will also handle the file when the VLC media player program does not fulfill its role.

How to open MPV file?

The most common problem when using MPEG Elementary Stream Video Format is that a specific MPV is not associated with the program. Thus, when you open MPV, 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 MPV 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 VLC media player

In this case, you should first verify that the VLC media player application is installed on the computer. To do this, enter the name VLC media player into the system search engine. If we do not have this program, it is worth installing it, as it will help you automatically associate the file MPV with VLC media player. Below you will find a list of applications that support MPV files.

Programs to open MPV file

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

Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Creative Suite
MPV Decoder
MPV Decoder
VirtualDub
VirtualDub
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro
PowerDVD
PowerDVD
Windows Media Player
Windows Media 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 VLC media player with MPV files

However, it may happen that the application itself does not cause the MPV file to open in the VLC media player application, but you can set it manually. It is most convenient to call the context menu with the right mouse button and select Properties. The displayed window will contain information about the program that supports this type of file. Changes can be made using the "Change" button. The program should be visible in the window, otherwise it should be selected manually using the "Browse" button and the program installation directory should be indicated. The "always use the selected program ..." field will set the VLC media player application as the default for handling the MPV file.

Step 3. Update VLC media player to the latest version

If, despite the association of the VLC media player program with the MPEG Elementary Stream 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 VideoLAN Project Team page and install.

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

Of course, it may happen that despite the above steps, the file still does not work. This could be due to the file itself, the cleanest issues are:

The MPV file may be unusually small compared to the original file. This is most often caused by a problem while downloading the MPV file. 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. The scan should cover the entire computer, not only the MPV file that we want to open. Sometimes virus-infected MPV files cannot be recovered, so make a backup in advance.
A typical compatibility error - the program does not support the older version of the MPV file. On their websites, developers usually offer free solutions to such problems, e.g. in the form of a conversion program or an older version of the program.
There can be many reasons for this. Repairing is very dependent on the file type. Some programs offer the ability to automatically repair MPV file corruption. The easiest way is to restore the file from a backup, if there is one, or contact Moving Picture Experts Group
When reading, a message appears that the file was encrypted or corrupted. The encrypted MPV files cannot be played on other computers than the one on which they were encrypted, they must be decrypted before using on another device.
The operating system protects files in some locations (e.g. the root of the system partition) against unauthorized access. While there is usually no problem reading such a file, it may not be possible to save it. Copying the MPV file to another location will fix the problem.
This problem only occurs with more complex files. Some file types can only be opened in one program at a time. Running programs (including those in the background) should be verified. Sometimes it is necessary to wait a while before referencing the MPV file again. However, some background programs may block the MPV file while scanning. If the problem persists, restart the machine.