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  • Extension: amv
  • Samples: [1]

AMV video origin and history

AMV is a video file format, used by Chinese-made portable MP3 players and created to allow video playback capabilities on inexpensive without increasing the cost of those players with the license royalties (and more processor power). AMV is a video file format contain a MTV video stream and a MP3 audio stream. The Chinese MP4/MTV Player (sold as "MP4 Player" or "PMP", for Personal Media Player) that these video-files produced for are flash based digital audio players, mostly manufactured in China, capable of viewing images, videos, and text files. Although commonly called MP4 players, they are unable to play true MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC H.264) formated videos and are limited to the proprietary file formats such as MTV, DMV, MPV and AMV. They are a kind of the S1 MP3 Player. This is beginning to change however, as more and more top-branded portable players are starting to support true MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC H.264) video files.

AMV Video File Format

See the MTV article for now.

AMV and MTV encoding/transcoding information and utilities

Software media player known to play AMV and MTV files

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Hardware media player known to play AMV and MTV files

Chinese-made portable MP3 players, also known as S1 MP3 Players.

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