.TSV File Extension

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

  1. Digital Receiver Video Recording File
  2. Tab Separated Values File

1. Digital Receiver Video Recording File

Digital Receiver Video Recording File
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    3.6 (14 votes)
  • Category Video Files
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A TSV file contains a recording of a television program and is created by various digital TV or satellite receivers, such as Tiger I555 and Freeview. It stores video in the Advanced Video Coding (AVC) format, audio in the MPEG-1 format, and text in the Teletext subtitle format.

TSV files are created by a digital satellite receiver to store a television program set to be recorded by a user. The program can then be played back by the user.

TSV files are typically encrypted by the digital satellite receiver, which means they are most likely only supported by the digital receiver that created them. However, if the recordings are not encrypted by the digital receiver, you can play your TSV files with several video players.

Some of these players are the Codec Guide K-Lite Codec Pack, Media Player Classic, and VideoLAN VLC media player. You can also convert TSV files that are not encrypted with Aiseesoft Free Video Converter and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Updated: November 24, 2019

2. Tab Separated Values File

Tab Separated Values File
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  • Popularity
    3.5 (59 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format Text

A TSV file is a tab-separated values file commonly used by spreadsheet applications to exchange data between databases. It stores a data table in which each record in the table is on a separate line, and data columns are separated by tabs.

You can open TSV files with a large number of applications, including Microsoft Excel (multiplatform) and OpenOffice Calc (multiplatform).

You can upload TSV files to Google Sheets to view, edit, save, and convert the files. You can also open TSV files on mobile devices with Google Sheets (Android and iOS) and TSV File Viewer (Android).

Since TSV files are saved as plain text, you can open them with a plain text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad (bundled with Windows) and Apple TextEdit (bundled with macOS).

Software's name License Platforms
Any text editor Any text editor AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWindowsWindows Phone
File Viewer Plus File Viewer Plus Free Trial Windows
Google Sheets Google Sheets Freeware AndroidChrome OSiOSWeb
LibreOffice LibreOffice Open Source LinuxMacWindows
MacroMates TextMate MacroMates TextMate Commercial Mac
Microsoft Excel Microsoft Excel Commercial MacWindows
Microsoft Notepad Microsoft Notepad Bundled MacWindows
OpenOffice Calc OpenOffice Calc Free LinuxMacWindows
Other text editor Other text editor LinuxMacWindows
The AppGuru TSV File Viewer The AppGuru TSV File Viewer Free+ Android

Updated: May 28, 2021

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