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. 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. Use the File > Open Transcript menu item to load it 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 the file as a text document.

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

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 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.

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 file formats use a suffix at the end of the file that looks a lot like this one 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.

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