What Is a DVT File?

DVT files are transcripts linked to a video for use in DepoView

What to Know

  • A DVT file is a video transcript that opens with the DepoView software.
  • Convert one to CCS with that same program.

This article explains what a DVT file is and how to open or convert one on your computer.

What Is a DVT File?

A file with the .DVT file extension is a DepoView Digital Video Transcript file. It can be linked to a video so that when opened together, the transcript can display simultaneously with the video. When the video and transcript are merged into one, the result uses the .DVI suffix.

DVT files in Windows 10 that open with DepoView

DVT and DVI are also short for terms like digital video technology, digital visual interface, data verification test, and digital video transport, but they have nothing to do with the file formats mentioned here.

How to Open a DVT File

DVT files can be opened with inData's DepoView, via the File > Open Transcript menu.

Given that DVT files are transcripts that hold text, there's a good chance one can be opened using a text editor, like Notepad in Windows or TextEdit in macOS. See our Best Free Text Editors list for some other options for opening the file as a text document.

If you find that an application on your Windows PC tries to open the file, but it's the wrong application, or you'd rather have another installed program open it, you can change the default file opener in Windows.

How to Convert a DVT File

DepoView can export a video clip and its transcript to the TrialDirector Clip Creation Scripts format (.CCS file) through File > Export Clip Creation Script File.

Remember that DVT files are just transcripts. This means you can't convert one to MP4 or any other video format. If you need to save the DVT file to a video, it needs to first be merged with the video file itself.

If you have a video you need to convert, there are lots of free video file converters available.

Still Can't Open It?

Check the file extension to make sure it actually reads ".DVT" and not something else that just looks similar. Some filenames end in something that looks a lot like DVT, even though the formats are entirely different.

DVTPLUGIN files are one example. These are Xcode DVT plugins that open with Apple'x Xcode software, but that have absolutely nothing to do with DepoView or transcript files in general.

Some other examples include DWF, DVD, and DWT (Dreamweaver web page templates).

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