The LRV format was designed to store low resolution video data, required for some of the GoPro cameras. This files are generated simultaneously with HD MP4 video files, and they contain exactly the same video recording, but in lower resolution and quality. The files are used to preview a video in a GoPro application – full-size images would require too much resources.
In a situation when there is a need to quickly send a recorded video via Internet, the LRV format becomes useful. The same version of a video recorded in 4K quality in MP4, which uses about 450 Mb, in the LRV format, it will use about 20 Mb. Sending an LRV file will significantly reduce data transfer and speed up the sending process.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open LRV files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with LRV suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening LRV files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Low Resolution Video Format 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 LRV files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports LRV files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Windows Media Player or different compatible program, such as RealPlayer, Media Player Classic, QuickTime Player. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support LRV files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Windows Media Player installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
You still cannot access LRV files although Windows Media Player 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. This can be one of the causes why LRV files are not compatible with Windows Media Player. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Windows Media Player.
If you have the latest version of Windows Media Player installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage LRV on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the LRV file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the LRV is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. LRV file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
Did you receive the LRV file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with LRV extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with LRV extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Low Resolution Video Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with LRV files affecting older versions of given software.
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