PVR is a device similar to an old Video Tape Player / Recorder which enables the user to easily record the latest digital television and satellite / cable content for later viewing or archiving. For many user often have meet those matter:
1. Is .PVR file a streaming file that can be viewed like say .AVI files?
2. Can Windows Media Player / iTunes / QuickTime Player, or even IE8/Firefox/Chrome/Opera plays .PVR? If plug-in is needed, please provide a link or links to download.
3. If .PVR files cannot be viewed directly, can anyone suggest a converter?
4. MY TCL tv PVR records programs as a .PVR file, which looks like a kind of header file. Is there any software to enable viewing this format on my PC ? Thanks.
PVR files cant's be viewed like .avi files directly. If you have try to play the .pvr files on Windows Media Player, you will meet truble. To do this job, you need to convert PVR to AVI video format first, while AVI is a video format commonly found on many media players because of its high compression and high quality output.
Useful application will also be helpful for those who wants to have their media files played back without any problems. Here i recommend you an easy-to-use video tool, called iOrgsoft PVR to AVI Converter . With it you can freely import .pvr files to .avi files , decode pvr to avi format and play the pvr files on Windows Media Player with high qulity.
Step by step to transcode pvr files to avi format
Step 1: Download and install Video Converter, run it on your PC
Step 2: Run it and Select your input video file
Hit Add Files button or the File button on the top right panel to add .pvr files you wish to convert.
Step 3: Select the output format
After you have imported files, click the format icon next to the video to set output format, choose the .avi format as the output format.
Step 4: Convert your video files
After apply your desired video file, hit the Start button to start converting.
As .pvr is becoming a common format/codec on many of the freeview and freesat boxes. Video Converter is very important to help you convert pvr video to avi video. With it , you can also play PVR to WMV on MPC.
PVR to MP4
PVR to FLV