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PGI File Extension

Video Recording Format

What is PGI file?

A PGI file is basically a video recording file that is created in the binary format. It is associated with multiple video recording systems that are created by companies like Panasonic, Canon, and JVC. A .PGI file contains information about a video such as the title, duration, and timestamp of the recorded video. This video recording file comes with a bunch of other files and tends to complement them. These files can include ones with formats like .MOD or .MOI.

Programs which support PGI file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support PGI files. Files with PGI 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 PGI file

Updated: 11/25/2023

How to open file with PGI extension?

Problems with accessing PGI may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with PGI files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PGI files.

Step 1. Download and install DVR Software

Install software to open PGI file Problems with opening and working with PGI files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PGI files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing DVR Software or different compatible program, such as Canon DVR Software. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download DVR Software installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of DVR Software and update if needed

Update software that support file extension PGIIf the problems with opening PGI files still occur even after installing DVR Software, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of DVR Software is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why PGI files are not compatible with DVR Software. The latest version of DVR Software should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PGI files to DVR Software

After installing DVR Software (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PGI files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with PGI file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the PGI with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the DVR Software installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PGI files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with PGI file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PGI extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select DVR Software and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PGI extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the PGI file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PGI file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check PGI file for viruses
1. Verify that the PGI in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the PGI 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 scanner detected that the PGI file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic PGI file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with PGI 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Video Recording Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run DVR Software

If the systems has insufficient resources to open PGI 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 Video Recording Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PGI files.

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