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How to Convert DVR-MS to AVI?

  1. Click the “Choose Files” button to select your DVR-MS files.
  2. Click the “Convert to AVI” button to start the conversion.
  3. When the status change to “Done” click the “Download AVI” button

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What is a DVR-MS (Microsoft Digital Video Recording) file?

Microsoft Digital Video Recording (DVR-MS) is the multimedia container file format that results when a Stream Buffer Engine (SBE) records television (TV) content. DVR-MS is proprietary to Microsoft, which designed it to store TV recordings captured by Microsoft products. In 2008 (with Windows 7), the Windows Recorded TV Show (WTV) format replaced DVR-MS.

 

How to open a DVR-MS file?

Microsoft Windows 7, 8, and 10 still support DVR-MS files. Therefore, a DVR-MS file opens with Windows Media Player. If an application requires DVR-MS, then Microsoft recommends using the following utility to convert WTV to DVR-MS: \Windows\ehome\WTVConverter.exe.

 

Other players that can open a DVR-MS file include VLC media player, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Cyberlink PowerDVD, and Cyberlink PowerProducer.

 

Developed by: Microsoft

Initial release: 2004

Useful links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVR-MS

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/ms778831(v%3dvs.85)

What is an AVI (Audio Video Interleave) file?

Audio Video Interleave (AVI) is a multimedia container developed by Microsoft. AVI is a descendant of the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF). With the assistance of third-party programs, AVI can support chapters, captions, subtitles, menus, streaming, attachments, and 3D containers.

 

How to open an AVI file?

Microsoft provides a downloadable and free AVI Viewer. Another way to view an AVI file is to use a version of Microsoft Windows Media Player that is compatible with the operating system.

 

While AVI files are optimized for the Internet, hardware players support them as well. If an AVI file does not open, then use VLC media player.

 

Developed by: Microsoft

Initial release: 1992

Useful links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Video_Interleave

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2361