How Can I Open MQV Files?

The same file extension may be used by different file types and different programs, and sometimes it can be tough to figure out which program to use. When you need to open MQV files, start by double-clicking it. If it doesn’t open, or you receive an error message, take the following steps to try to open it.

Step 1: Try Different Software Programs

If you can’t open MQV files, you may not have the right program installed on your computer. You can start by installing some of the most common programs associated with MQV files. The primary software associated with MQV files is Sony Movie Player Format. You can download one of these programs from the developer’s website.

Step 2: Use the File Type as a Hint

If you know the type of file you’re working with, that might help you figure out how to open it. MQV files are usually Video Files. Look for a program on your computer that opens this type of file, and see if it will open the MQV file.

If you’re not sure of the file type, you can find it within the MQV file itself. Follow the steps below to find this information.

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On a Windows Computer:
  1. Right-click the file icon.
  2. Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Find the file type listed under “Type of File”.
On a Mac:
  1. Right-click on the file icon.
  2. Select “More Info” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Look for the file type listed under “Kind”.

Step 3: Ask a Developer

If you’re still having trouble opening your MQV file, a software developer may be able to help. If you know which software program should open your file, contact the developer who created that program. If you’re not sure which program to use, consult the list below to find the developers for the most common programs associated with MQV files:

Software Developer
Sony Movie Player Format Sony Corporation of America

Step 4: Use a Universal File Viewer

If the above steps don’t help, a universal file viewer like File Magic (Download) might be able to help you open your MQV file. Universal file viewers can open a variety of file types, depending on the format. Just remember that some files are incompatible and will only open in binary format.


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