.MV File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .MV file extension:

  1. SGI Video File
  2. MivaScript File

1. SGI Video File

SGI Video File
  • Developer Silicon Graphics
  • Popularity
    4.0 (1 votes)
  • Category Video Files
  • Format Binary

An MV file is a video file saved in the proprietary Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) video format. It stores compressed video data, along with metadata about the video, such as the height and width, compression utilized, and orientation.

MV files are rare since they primarily are used on the Indigo2 workstation developed by SGI, which was discontinued in 1997, and the IRIX operating system developed by SGI, which was discontinued in 2006. These SGI platforms included utilities for creating and playing MV videos.

You will most likely only encounter MV files if you have old videos from one of the aforementioned SGI platforms. You may also receive an MV video file from a former SGI system user looking to share an old video.

NOTE: MV files may also be saved with the .movie file extension.

Since MV files are uncommon, there are few programs that support the format outside of the utilities included with discontinued SGI systems.

However, you can convert MV files to a more common video format with FFmpeg and then play the converted file with a media player such as Microsoft Windows Media Player or VLC media player.

Software's name License Platforms
FFmpeg FFmpeg Open Source LinuxMacWindows
File Viewer Plus File Viewer Plus Free Trial Windows

Updated: February 8, 2021

2. MivaScript File

MivaScript File

Script used by MivaScript, a Web-based programming language used for developing e-commerce websites; contains MivaScript source code, which defines a Web page with display information and and methods to accept and retrieve stored data.

MV files can be compiled into .MVC files using the MivaScript compiler. MVC files are then and deployed within MivaScript-based Web applications.

Software's name License Platforms
Miva Merchant Script Compiler Miva Merchant Script Compiler Free LinuxWindows

Updated: March 10, 2010

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