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BDMV File Extension

Blu-ray Information Format
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    Blu-ray Disc Association
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What is BDMV file?

Files with .BDMV extension store information about Blu-ray contents. BDMV files used dedicated set of names for specific data. Such files don’t store actual video or audio data and are pure text files. BDMV can be described as metafiles, as they describe the structure of video, audio, menu and other elements data stored on a disc. BDMV files are stored in main disc folder. BDMV files may also be found on ripped Blu-ray disc, but they are useless unless a proper player is used to open them.

The most common files with .BDMV extension are:

  • Index.bdmv – describes contents of Blu-ray main file or backup directory tree; only one Index.bdmv files is stored in BDMV and BACKUP directory.
  • MovieObject.bdmv – describes video objects; just as Index.bdmv, only a single such file can be present on the disc,
  • Id.bdmv – contains certificate information,
  • Sound.bdmv – less common file which store HDMV Interactive Graphic audio stream data, typically saved in AUXDATA folder.

Movies that use BDMV files can be played on a computer using dedicated tools. Blu-ray format was developed and is maintained by Blu-ray Disk Association; in 2018 fifth version of the standard was released.

Programs which support BDMV file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with BDMV files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with BDMV suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support BDMV file

Updated: 04/13/2023

How to open file with BDMV extension?

Problems with accessing BDMV may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with BDMV extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install PowerDVD software

Install software to open BDMV file Problems with opening and working with BDMV files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with BDMV files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing PowerDVD or different compatible program, such as VLC media player, Corel WinDVD. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download PowerDVD installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit CyberLink Corp. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of PowerDVD

Update software that support file extension BDMVYou still cannot access BDMV files although PowerDVD is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that PowerDVD cannot handle files with BDMV may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using PowerDVD.

Step 3. Assign PowerDVD to BDMV files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BDMV files with latest version of PowerDVD you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with BDMV file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the BDMV file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the PowerDVD installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open BDMV files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with BDMV file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BDMV extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with BDMV extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the BDMV is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper BDMV file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check BDMV file for viruses
1. Check the BDMV file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the BDMV is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the BDMV file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the BDMV file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the BDMV file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with BDMV extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Blu-ray Information Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle PowerDVD

If the systems has insufficient resources to open BDMV files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Blu-ray Information Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the BDMV files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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