PVR Converter - Convert PVR Video to Other Popular Video Formats

How to Convert PVR Files to AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, MOV, FLV, MXF, OGV, 3GP, WebM, SWF, etc?

Jul 3, 2015, Posted by Andrew Smith

What's PVR Formats?

PVR files with .pvr extension are television videos recorded by PVR (Personal Video Recorder) device or software. PVR is also called DVR (digital video recorder). It records video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card, SSD or other local or networked mass storage device. With PVR you can record television program while you are working or sleeping and watch it while you are free. You can pause to do other things, fast forward to skip commercials, rewind to watch interested clips again while watching television show you recorded.

PVR recorded files don't always use .pvr extension, but most of them are in MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 format. The video is encoded by H.264, MPEG-4, or MPEG-2 codec. And audio is encoded by MP3, AC3 or AAC codec. If you want to play these files on computer or portable devices, or edit them with video editing software, you will find few of players or editors support them. In order to play PVR file in more players, or edit it in more editor, or upload it to more video share site, you should convert it to more popular format, like MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, etc.

PVR Converter Mac/Windows

This step by step guide introduces a useful tool named Faasoft PVR Converter, which can help you in the following aspects:

  • To play PVR files on Mac OS X, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, iTunes, QuickTime, etc, convert PVR files to MP4 and MOV formats;
  • To edit PVR files in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, etc, convert PVR files to MOV and ProRes formats;
  • To play PVR videos in Windows, Windows Media Player, edit PVR in Windows Movie Maker or embed PVR in PowerPoint, convert PVR files to WMV and AVI formats;
  • To play PVR movies in Android phones and tablets, convert PVR files to MP4, 3GP, MKV, WebM, etc;
  • To upload PVR videos to websites to share with family, friends and the world, convert PVR files to MP4, MOV, AVI, WebM, FLV, and OGV formats;
  • To play PVR files in Xbox 360, PlayStation etc game console, convert PVR videos to AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV, etc;
  • Convert PVR clips to many other video and audio formats such as DV, RM, MXF, ASF, MP3, WAV, M4A, AAC, AIFF, CAF, DTS, etc;
  • Edit PVR files such as trim to remove unwanted clips, compress PVR to smaller size, merge multiple PVR files into one, etc.

Convert PVR Files

Click "Free Download" button and then follow the setup wizard to install and run the program quickly. Here we will take PVR to MP4 conversion as example.

Step 1 Add PVR files
Directly drag and drop your target video files to the main interface of the program to load them. This is the easiest way to import files to the PVR Video Converter.

Step 2 Set MP4 as output format
Click "Profile" drop-down button of this PVR Converter to choose "MP4 MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)" as output format from "General Video" category.

Tips: there are lots of output formats to choose. Select the one that will best suit your own goals.

Step 3 Convert PVR to MP4
Click "Convert" button of the program to convert PVR to MP4 fast. If you want the converted MP4 files in the folder where PVR files are, check "Output to Source Folder" before start conversion.


Once the conversion is done, you can play PVR files anywhere without the following issues:

  • I have just purchase a set top box that allows me to record TV to a usb stick, recordings are in .pvr format. Does anyone know of a program that helps me convert PVR files to iPhone supported formats?
  • I have recorded a TV show on a PVR. It will not play on my PC, let along edit it in Windows Movie Maker. Can anyone help me?
  • I have a Starview PVR and want to be able to convert the *.PVR recorded files into AVI files which I can plan on my computer.
  • I tried a million times to play PVR files in Xbox 360. However, every time it fails. What should I do?
  • Can anyone inform me how to upload PVR files recorded from a TV to YouTube for share? I feel so exhausted.
  • I have a PVR and can upload the recordings off it to the PC. These files are of course in mpeg-2 format. The question is what is the best software for converting these to AVI files?