LRV File Extension

LRV file icon
Low Resolution Video Format
  • Developer
    GoPro
  • Popularity
    3.5 (4 votes)

What is LRV file?

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.

Additional information about LRV files

  1. Clips saved with the LRV extension utilise the MPEG-4 encoding, and the video is recorded in 240p resolution, 30 frames per second.
  2. Video in the LRV format uses a lot less disc space, therefore, recording, viewing and editing such videos does not require high computing power. After finished recording and editing of LRV files, all implemented changes can be imposed onto the main HD file.
  3. Most applications are not able to support LRV files, however, in order to open such file, user just needs to change its extension into the popular MP4.
  4. Besides LRV files, GoPro cameras also store the THM files. Such files are simply thumbnails of photos captured using the device. The same as the LRV files, they serve the purpose of enabling quicker image previewing.

Comparison of LRV and MP4

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.

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the LRV file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the LRV file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the LRV file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the LRV file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the LRV file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the LRV file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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