A GIFV file is a video file backed up in a format developed by Imgur that makes improvements to the GIF format. It uses the H.264 video compression protocol and this in turn is stored within an .MP4 container.
It is well known that GIF is a popular format for exchanging short animation files on the web and other means of exchanging information, both Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. One of the most notable characteristics of GIFV files is they are digitally smaller than conventional GIF files, therefore it means a faster load. Another significant fact is that the Imgur site converts uploaded GIF files to GIFV format.
Open GIFV File on Windows
Find a GIFV file in question in Windows OS File Explorer and double click on it to launch the corresponding application.
If a GIFV file is not opened in an application and you instead get a "Windows can't open a file" error message you should try looking for an application which can open the file in question.
If you know the application which can open GIFV file then run it and see if there is a File->Open main menu option in the application.
If you don't know the application which function as GIFV file opener then try to search online for "GIFV viewer", "application to open GIFV file" or "open GIFV file" queries in the search engine you like.
Install the application you found and check if it can open GIFV file
Open GIFV File on Mac OS
Find a GIFV file in question in Mac OS Finder and double click on it to launch the corresponding application.
If a GIFV file is not opened in a Mac OS application and you instead get a "There is no application set to open the file" error message you can click on "Search App Store" in the error dialog and Mac OS will show you applications compatible with GIFV file.
If you know the Mac OS application which can work as GIFV file opener you can choose the "Choose Application..." option in the error box to associate the file extension and open GIFV file in it.
If you don't know the application which can open GIFV file then try to search for "GIFV viewer", "application to open GIFV file" or "read GIFV file" queries in the online search engine you like.
Install the application you found and check if it can read GIFV file
Open GIFV File on Android
If you downloaded a GIFV file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:
In the Android apps list on your Android device find "My Files" or "File manager" app and tap to start it.
Tap on "Downloads" folder inside the app.
You should see your downloaded GIFV file in that folder.
Tap on the file. If Android device supports opening the file you downloaded it will open in the corresponding app.
If file does not open you can look for the corresponding app that can open the file by searching Android App Store for the "GIFV".
If you cannot open the file with the apps from Android App Store it is possible that the file could only be opened on desktop platforms such as Windows or Mac OS. Try searching for "GIFV viewer", "GIFV file reader" online and see if any desktop applications can open it.
It is also possible that the file you downloaded is outdated and is no longer supported.
Open GIFV File on iPhone or iPad
To open GIFV File on iOS device follow steps below:
Open Files app on your iPhone or iPad device. You can find it by swiping down on the home screen and typing "Files" in the search bar.
Tap on the Downloads folder on the Files app home screen.
You will see all files that you recently downloaded. Tap on the GIFV file to view it.
If you have the right app that can open it it will automatically launch and open your file.
If you don't have the app which can open it you need to serch Apple app store for "GIFV". This way you can find apps which can open GIFV files.
If this doesn't help it is possible that your file could be opened only by the desktop application. To find an app which can open it on desktop look for "GIFV viewer" or "GIFV file" online in your favorite search engine.
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