DV-AVI File Extension

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Microsoft DV-AVI Video Format
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What is DV-AVI file?

Full format name of files that use DV-AVI extension is Microsoft DV-AVI Video Format. Microsoft DV-AVI Video Format specification was created by Microsoft. Files with DV-AVI extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. DV-AVI file belongs to the Video Files category just like 344 other filename extensions listed in our database. Windows Movie Maker supports DV-AVI files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. Windows Movie Maker software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about DV-AVI files or the Windows Movie Maker software program.

Programs which support DV-AVI file extension

The following listing features DV-AVI-compatible programs. Files with DV-AVI 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 DV-AVI file

How to open file with DV-AVI extension?

Problems with accessing DV-AVI may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with DV-AVI extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DV-AVI files.

Step 1. Download and install Windows Movie Maker

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DV-AVI files is that no program that can handle DV-AVI files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Windows Movie Maker or one of the recommended programs (for example, DVMP Pro, SE-MediaPlayer) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Windows Movie Maker installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Windows Movie Maker and update if needed

If you already have Windows Movie Maker installed on your systems and DV-AVI files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why DV-AVI files are not compatible with Windows Movie Maker. The most recent version of Windows Movie Maker is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Microsoft DV-AVI Video Format files with Windows Movie Maker

After installing Windows Movie Maker (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DV-AVI files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DV-AVI with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Windows Movie Maker is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DV-AVI files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DV-AVI file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DV-AVI extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the DV-AVI for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DV-AVI file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The DV-AVI may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

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

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the DV-AVI file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the DV-AVI file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative 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 Microsoft DV-AVI Video Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Windows Movie Maker

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DV-AVI files. Close all running programs and try opening the DV-AVI file.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft DV-AVI Video Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DV-AVI files.

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