MVE is an obsolete in-game video file format used in various old games produced by Interplay Entertainment like Baldur's Gate, Descent, Fallout, etc., which contains a movie or cutscene that appears in a game. Some people wonder whether there is a way to play MVE files from outside the game because MVE files are uncommon and few programs support the file type. In spite of this, there is still a way out. This post will show you how to play and convert MVE files step by step.

You're recommended to install this handy utility, which works as either an MVE player or an MVE to MP4 converter:

Kevincy Kevincy | Updated on Apr 12, 2024
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(One-Stop Solution) How to Play and Convert MVE Files?

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a novice-oriented video and audio processor primarily designed to fix any A/V format incompatibility problems. Equipped with the rich codecs, it offers a straightforward way to play and convert MVE files. The intuitive GUI and perspicuous layout make it much easier to convert MVE to MP4, AVI, MKV, etc. without a hitch.

Free download Free download this MVE player and converter, then follow the instructions get the job done.

More than an MVE to MP4 Converter
More than an MVE to MP4 Converter
  • Play and Convert MVE Files in several mouse clicks.
  • 500+ configured presets available for fast conversion.
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Step 1. Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open "Converter" module

Step 2. Press "Add Files" button or just perform a drag-n-drop to import your MVE files.

Step 3. After loaded, you're able to click on the "Preview" button on the left to play each MVE file with the built-in media player.

Step 4. Open the output format library of 500+ configured presets on the right side. To convert MVE to MP4, go to "Video" category and choose "MP4" profile.

Step 5. Specify a destination below. Finally, hit "Run" button to batch convert MVE to MP4 with GPU acceleration.

MVE Player & MVE to MP4 Converter

How to Play MVE Files with FFplay?

Since the MVE file is an obsolete video format primarily used for playback in Interplay games, few media players can decode and play MVE file successfully AFAIK. VLC Media Player seems to be able to only play the audio part, but not the video. After rummaging through the web, I found that, FFplay, a very simple and portable media player using the FFmpeg libraries and the SDL library, can be used as a MVE player and works very well.

Step 1. Download FFmpeg from Official Website or VideoHelp Release Page.

Step 2. Unzip FFmpeg package to local drive and open the subfolder "bin" in "FFmpeg full build" folder.

Step 3. Move MVE files into this folder, then open "Command Prompt" window (Win + R).

Step 4. Input "cd [the path of "bin" folder]" to locate the FFplay media player, e.g. "cd C:\Users\WonderFox\Desktop\ffmpeg-4.4-full_build\bin" (without quotes). Then press "Enter".

MVE Player

Step 5. Input "ffplay movie_name.mve" to play the MVE file, e.g. "ffplay sample1.mve" (without quotes). Press "Enter".

Step 6. In the same way, you're able to play other MVE files.

Play MVE File

Video Record/Download/Edit/Convert

In addition to playing and converting MVE to MP4, HD Video Converter Factory Pro can bring you more surprises. It is actually a clean and robust toolkit integrated with the video downloader, recorder, editor, compressor, converter, GIF maker and more handy features, allowing you to process video like a Pro, even if you have no editing experience. Don't hesitate, it won't let you down. Download this functional application and give it a bash now!

How to Convert MVE Files to MP4 with FFmpeg?

FFmpeg is a command-line-based program widely used for video/audio format transcoding, basic editing, etc. Many well-known media players, editors and converters are developed based on it, such as VLC, Plex, Shotcut, Kodi, Blender, HandBrake and so forth. In a nutshell, FFmpeg is capable of MVE to MP4 conversion.

Step 1. Go back to the aforementioned procedure, from Step 1 to Step 4.

Step 2. Input "ffmpeg -i input.mve output.mp4" to convert MVE to MP4, e.g. "ffmpeg -i sample1.mve sample1.mp4" (without quotes). Then press "Enter".

Step 3. FFmpeg will start to convert MVE to MP4. Once the process is complete, you'll play the MP4 file with any media player and device.

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Convert MVE to MP4 FFmpeg

How to Convert MVE to MP4 with HandBrake?

If the command lines are troublesome for you, HandBrake is an awesome and handy MVE to MP4 converter with an intelligible GUI. Download and install it from Official Website.

Step 1. Run HandBrake, import a MVE file or simply drag and drop it into the interface.

Step 2. Once HandBrake scans and reads the MVE video information, select a preset on the right side.

Step 3. Select "MP4" under "Summary" tab.

Step 4. Specify an output folder on the bottom.

Step 5. Press "Start Encode" button on the top bar to convert MVE to MP4.

Note: Make full use of "Add to Queue" feature for HandBrake batch conversion. If it shows "No valid source or titles found" message, make sure the MVE is normal and try FFmpeg.

HandBrake MVE Converter

Final Words...

Someone would like to take a chance on some online MVE file converters. Unfortunately, none of some long-standing and reliable online video converters support this file type, and I didn't find such a website after rummaging through the web. If you happen to know a better solution, feel free to drop me a line. I'd like to update this post by then.

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