How to open VIV file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

VIV files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing VIV file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with VIV extension. However, it should be remembered that VIV file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is RealNetworks VivoActive ActiveX Control Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning VIV files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with VIV extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • RealNetworks VivoActive ActiveX Control Format

    .viv file extension

    Category: Digital Video Files

    OS Software
    Windows RealNetworks RealPlayer RealNetworks RealPlayer
    VivoActive PowerPlayer VivoActive PowerPlayer
    MAC OS RealNetworks RealPlayer RealNetworks RealPlayer
    VivoActive PowerPlayer VivoActive PowerPlayer
  • PlayStation Video Format

    .viv file extension

    Category: Games Files

    OS Software
    Windows Playable only on a PlayStation Playable only on a PlayStation
    MAC OS Playable only on a PlayStation Playable only on a PlayStation

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from VIV files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning VIV extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning VIV extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the VIV file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports VIV file extension
  • VIV file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with VIV files


If VIV file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a VIV file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open VIV file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing VIV in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit VIV format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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