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Details of extension .gifv

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .gifv file extension, which is related to Imgur GIF Video File.

We'll explain what exactly a .gifv file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .gifv files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too.

Let's see the file format associated with this file extension!


  1. Imgur GIF Video File

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Imgur GIF Video File

gifv file - Imgur GIF Video File
The GIFV file belongs to the Video category and works with Imgur, being used as an Imgur GIF Video File. Gif files that users upload to the Imgur website are automatically converted into the background to mp4 files. They get the gifv extension but they are essentially mp4 files. The developer is still actively supporting the Imgur, likely. Based on our current information, Imgur does not use other file types.
Application: Imgur
Program name: -
Category: Video files
Mime-type: video/mp4
Related extensions:
.mp4 Mpeg-4 Video Container
.264 H.264 Bitstream

The .gifv file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .gifv extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .gifv file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.ifv Indeo Format Video
.giff CompuServe Bitmap Image
.giv GIV Data
.gfv GfsView Data
.gif CompuServe Bitmap Image

The .gifv extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .gifv filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

giv (1), ifv (1), gfv (1), gif (1)

Having trouble opening a .gifv file?

If you want to open a .gifv file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .gifv association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.gifv

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program with which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android