MP1V File Extension

MP1V file icon
MPEG-1 Program Stream Format

What is MP1V file?

MP1V is a file extension commonly associated with MPEG-1 Program Stream Format files. Files with MP1V extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. MP1V file format, along with 513 other file formats, belongs to the Video Files category. VLC media player supports MP1V files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. Software named VLC media player was created by VideoLAN Project Team. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MP1V files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support MP1V file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open MP1V files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with MP1V 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 MP1V file

Updated: 10/21/2020

How to open file with MP1V extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MP1V files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with MP1V files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install VLC media player

Install software to open MP1V file Problems with opening and working with MP1V files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MP1V files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install VLC media player. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MP1V files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download VLC media player installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit VideoLAN Project Team website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of VLC media player

Update software that support file extension MP1VIf you already have VLC media player installed on your systems and MP1V files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of VLC media player installed, it may not support MP1V format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using VLC media player.

Step 3. Assign VLC media player to MP1V files

If you have the latest version of VLC media player installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage MP1V on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with MP1V file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the MP1V with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where VLC media player is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open MP1V files and clicking OK.
Associate software with MP1V file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the MP1V file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select VLC media player and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MP1V extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the MP1V for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the MP1V file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check MP1V file for viruses
1. The MP1V may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the MP1V is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the MP1V file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with MP1V extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic MP1V file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with MP1V extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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 in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run VLC media player

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with MP1V extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with MPEG-1 Program Stream Format file. It may be the case that the MP1V files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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