What Is a DVT File?

How to open, edit, and convert DVT files

A file with the .DVT file extension is a DepoView Digital Video Transcript file. This is a transcript file that can be linked to a video so that when opened together, the transcript can display simultaneously as the video plays.

When the video file and transcript file are merged into one, the result uses the .DVI suffix.

DVT files in Windows 10 that open with DepoView

DVT and DVI are also acronyms 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. Use the File > Open Transcript menu item to load the DVT file into the program.

Given that DVT files are transcripts that hold text, there's a good chance that 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 a DVT file as a text document.

If you find that an application on your PC tries to open the DVT file but it's the wrong application or you'd rather have another installed program open DVT files, you can change the default program for a specific file extension guide for making that change in Windows.

How to Convert a DVT File

The DepoView program can export a video clip along with the transcript, to the TrialDirector Clip Creation Scripts format (.CCS file) via the File > Export Clip Creation Script File menu item.

Remember that DVT files are just transcripts. This means you can't convert a DVT file 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.

Still Can't Open the File?

Check the file extension to make sure it actually reads ".DVT" and not something else that just looks similar. Some file formats use a suffix at the end of the file 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 of files that are easy to confuse for DVT files include DWF, DVD, and DWT (Dreamweaver Web Page Template) files.