Software & Apps File Types What Is an XV File? How to open, edit, and convert XV files By Tim Fisher General Manager, VP, Lifewire.com Tim Fisher has 30+ years' professional technology support experience. He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tim Fisher Updated January 17, 2020 File Types Design Cryptocurrency MS Office Windows Linux Google Drive Apps File Types Backup & Utilities View More Tweet Share Email A file with the XV file extension is most likely a Khoros Visualization Image file. However, some XV files may instead be used as a container format by the Xunlei (also called Thunder) download manager software to store video content. These types of files are generally protected in such a way where you can't open or convert them using any other computer but the one that created it. How to Open an XV File Khoros Visualization Image files in the XV format can be opened with the free XnView program. The Xunlei program should be able to open XV files that are used in that program, but, as we mentioned above, it's possible that they can only be used on the same computer that created them. If you find that this is the case for you, keep reading to see how you can convert the XV file to a more common video format for use on any computer. Another way to open an XV file is to use Notepad++, Windows Notepad, or some other text editor. Although this won't be helpful for either of the formats we just mentioned, there are at least a few other formats out there that use the XV extension, some or all of which might be text-based. This means you may get full use out of whatever it is they contain simply by opening them as you would any other text file. Considering the multiple uses for this extension, you may find that the program that opens automatically (if any) when you double-click on an XV file isn't the one you'd like to open. Fortunately, that's easy to change. Learn how to change file associations in Windows. How to Convert an XV File XnView, the same program from above that can open XV files, should also be able to convert the XV file to another image format like JPG, PNG, GIF, and others. If XnView doesn't let you convert the XV file to an image format you want the file to be in, first convert it to a supporting format using XnView, and then import that file into a free image converter software program which you can use, finally, to save the file to that ultimate format you were after in the first place. For XV files used by Xunlei, XV Converter is a free, portable program that can convert them to FLV, but the entire program is in Chinese. Visit TechiSky for the download link and picture instructions on how to add XV files to the program and then convert them to FLV. Once you have the XV file in the FLV format, you can use any of these free video converters to save the FLV file to MP4, MKV, AVI, or some other similar video format. Still Can't Open the File? If your file doesn't open with the programs mentioned above, you might be misreading the file extension. Double-check that you're dealing with an XV file and not something else that look similar, like an XVID or XVO file. Follow these links for help opening and converting those file formats.