A video with a .mpv extension usually contains MPEG elementary stream composed of uncompressed and raw video data that adopt MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 compression standard. MPV files are primarily used for exporting raw data from digital video recorders or storing raw video data on certain digital video recording or creation programs. Meanwhile, MPV files don’t contain audio data.
Although the MPV file is an obsolete video file type, it is still supported by many common media players and applications. In addition, some MPV files can be renamed to .mpg or .mp4.
Typically, your computer will associate the MPV file with an application supporting it. You only need to double-click the file to open or play it. If this were not the case, right click on the MPV file, go to Open with > Choose default program, and select the program you want to play the MPV file with. Both VLC media player and Windows Media Player support the playback.
If you still fail to open the MPV video, then, the most workable solution is to re-encode or convert it to a popular video format. The following part will expound on how to implement the conversion.
Many free video converters are capable of handling MPV files. For efficient and simplest video format conversion including MPV, we recommend WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory. It focuses on easy-to-handle and fast operation while delivering high-quality conversion. Over 500 formats and devices are supported as outputs. On top of that, Free HD Video Converter Factory is a practical video player and basic video editing software, enabling you play and further modify video files. Here is how to convert MPV to MP4 in this video converter.
Start Free HD Video Converter Factory, click Converter on the main interface.
Click the Add Files button on the Video Converter interface, browse and select the videos you want to convert, and hit Open. You can also direct drag them into the interface.
Click the format icon on the right side, then, select MP4 under the Video tab. There are also other popular video formats including MPG, AVI, WMV, MOV, and MKV at your disposal.
Click the triangle button on the bottom, designate the output path, and finally, click Run.
MPV largely refers to a kind of MPEG elementary stream of raw video data, without comprising audio, soundtracks or other non-video information. In despite of the extension, MPV files can be directly opened by a range of common media players and applications, for instance, VLC. Additionally, you can convert MPV to a widespread video format in case of any compatibility problems on your devices. We have walked you through what is and how to play MPV files. If you think it is helpful, please share the information with more friends.
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