Information about the .wtv (wtv) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .wtv (wtv) file type.

Windows (recorded) TV file. Windows Media Center will record TV programs as .wtv files.

The .wtv file contains MPEG-2 video and audio using MPEG-1 Layer II or Dolby Digital AC-3. It supports capture rates of up to 30 mbps. Both audio and video streams are also encrypted, providing copy protection cababilities.

Earlier versions of Windows Media Center (XP and Vista without the TV Pack) used the .dvr-ms file format.

Windows 7 provides a utility to convert .wtv files to the older .dvr-ms file format. Simply right click a .wtv file in Windows Explorer and select "Convert to .dvr-ms Foramt". Microsoft also provide a command line utility "WTVConverter.exe" which does the same transformation.

The following link provides further information related to the .wtv file extension:

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .wtv files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .wtv. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.