IVR File Extension

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Internet Video Recording
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What is IVR file?

Full format name of files that use IVR extension is Internet Video Recording. RealNetworks defined the Internet Video Recording format standard. Files with IVR extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with IVR extension are categorized as Video Files files. The Video Files subset comprises 471 various file formats. The most popular program for handling IVR files is RealPlayer, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Software named RealPlayer was created by RealNetworks, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IVR files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IVR file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open IVR files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with IVR extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support IVR file

How to open file with IVR extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IVR files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Internet Video Recording files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with IVR files.

Step 1. Get the RealPlayer

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IVR files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install RealPlayer. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IVR files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit RealPlayer website and download the installer.

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

If the problems with opening IVR files still occur even after installing RealPlayer, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of RealPlayer is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that RealPlayer cannot handle files with IVR may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of RealPlayer should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign RealPlayer to IVR files

If you have the latest version of RealPlayer installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage IVR on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the IVR with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where RealPlayer is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IVR files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IVR file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with IVR extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the IVR for errors

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 IVR file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the IVR in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the IVR is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the IVR file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the IVR file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the IVR 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 IVR 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open RealPlayer

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Internet Video Recording files. It may be the case that the IVR files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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