The file extension AMV is associated with AMV Player, which is a video player that plays AMV files using the Windows operating system. AMV Player is a movie player and encoder produced by X-Micro Technology Corporation which supports any codec and any AMV file that is compatible with Windows video player applications.
AMV Player is freeware that will play a wide variety of DVD and CDs. It is capable of automatically installing a missing codec without the user being required to search for the appropriate one. AMV files that are created with AMV Player are a video file type that contains data used for videos, including audio files, still images, video clips, titles, subtitles, and other components that are necessary for video playback.
AMV files typically have low resolution and are in a compressed file format designed to be used with Chinese players. The compressed format is created by MTV and used with MTV players in addition to MP3 and MP4 media applications.
How to Open AMV Files
As AMV files can be opened and played with a variety of codecs and Windows compatible applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. AMV files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If you use Windows, you can open AMV files with AMV Player, which is available as a free download on the Brothersoft website. You can also use ALLPlayer or Callum Hollywood AMV Studio to open AMV files in Windows.
Although AMV files are compatible with any Windows video player that supports this file type, you can open and play AMV files on other operating systems and platforms using Video LAN VLC Media Player. VLC Media Player is an open source media application that is available as a free download on the VideoLAN website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and UNIX-based operating systems. You can also use VLC Media Player to open AMV files on the Google Android platform.
AMV files can also be converted to another file format using a video conversion program. There are a variety of video converters available as a free download on websites such as CNET and Softpedia. Some of the video conversion programs include Freemake Video Converter, Free Studio, Koyote Free Video Converter, FormatFactory and Hamster.