How to Convert & Recover AMV Videos?

Are you an Anime fan? Do you go gaga over the way those animes are portrayed on the screen? Then you must have heard about AMV Videos. If you haven’t yet, then you should know a thing or two about the AMV Video format. These can be converted to other formats like MP4 or AVI. You can recover those files easily if you happen to lose them.

That being said, you should have proper knowledge about the functionality and making of these videos. They are not the same as the regular MP4 files. And converting these into MP4 or any other format is a challenge in itself. Did you ever face difficulty while converting AVM or recovering those lost files? If yes, you’ve come to the right place. You will know everything about them by the time you complete reading this article.

So, what are you waiting for? Get Set Go!

Part 1: What Is AMV Video Format?

amv video format

Now that we have started discussing the AMV Video format, let us dig deeper and see what it means. AVM is the abbreviation of Anime Music Video. Several snippets of the famous Japanese Anime are combined together with a suitable audio track synced to provide technological aesthetics while viewing the file. These audio tracks are usually promotional songs or new albums that several artists want to promote.

Most Japanese Anime is considered for the AMV Video format files but you will find diverse anime put together as collages. You need to note that these AMV files are not official releases but fan-made dedications. The videos are made using different video files - be it television series, web series, movies, or other sources.

Part 2: How to Open AMV Files?

There are certain programs that open the AMV files. Some come in-built with your Laptop software while others can be downloaded from the internet or the Play Store/ App store. In general, the AMV files can be opened in Cross-platform media players or AVS media players. The AVS media player is offered on every Windows Laptop/PC. However, you will have to download the Cross-platform media players from external sources. So, here’s what you can use to open the AMV Video Format.

VideoLAN VLC Media Player

This is a cross-platform media player that supports AMV files and you can open them using this application. The only thing to keep in mind is that this doesn’t come as an in-built option on your mobile, laptop, or PC. You will have to download it from the internet or from the Playstore.

Step 1: Try to open the AMV file by double clicking on it. You will notice errors like ‘This file type is not supported or ‘Windows cannot open this file.

error message

Step 2: Go back and right-click on your AMV file and go for the option - ‘Open with’. Choose VLC from the list.

vlc media player

Now you can open the file in VLC and it will support the AMV Video format.

Step 3: In an alternative route, you can open the VLC media player first and click on the ‘Media’ option

Step 4: Choose the ‘Open File’ option and select your AMV file from your computer.

open file vlc

There are a few other apps that will help you in opening AMV files. These include FFmpeg, and AVS Media player ( a true boon to Windows users!). In case you are unable to open the AMV files on this software, you can always opt for AMV to other format conversions.

There are a few advantages to this and disadvantages too. You can lose the quality, disturb the pixels, lose the audio or the file will get corrupted entirely. To avoid such problems with AMV Video format, you have to convert the files in a systematic manner. We will know more about this in the next section.

Part 3: How to Convert AMV Files?

One of the main reasons you’d want to convert the AMV files is that - the quality is compromised. The audio sounds like there is a robot disrupting the flow. And in worst-case scenarios, the file will be corrupted entirely and you won’t be able to view it. Keeping the last nightmare aside, let us see how you can properly convert AMV files to any desired format of your choice.

You can use efficient software like Wondershare Uniconverter

1. Wondershare Uniconverter

This is the Blockbuster package that you are looking for! You can convert your AMV Video files to any format like MP4, MOV, AVI, WTV, FLV, etc.! The original video is converted with full GPU acceleration and you can also get the benefits of add-on features like Video trimming, watermark removing, adjusting audio track, and syncing it among more. This is how you can use it for our purpose.

Step 1: Start off by downloading the Wondershare application. Then launch it and open the main window.

wondershare uniconverter

Step 2: On the left pane, select the ‘Converter’ option. On the center of the screen, click on the plus sign and add the video.

converter left panel

Step 3: On the lower end of the screen, select the Output Format > Video (on top) > and select the format of your choice.

choose the format

Step 4: From the top-right corner, select ‘High-Speed Conversion’ and decide on a destination folder. Once done, go with ‘Convert’.

amr audio format

Step 5: You will see the ‘Successful’ prompt once the job is done. Now you can access those files using the ‘Finished’ tan on the top of the page.

wondershare process complete

2. Prism Video Converter

prism video converter

This is another useful software that will help in the easy conversion of AMV to other formats - especially the MP4 format. It is similar to what you have done using the Wondershare Uniconverter, but a tiny bit trickier. You will have to download the software from the official site and launch it.

Then export the AMV file and then choose your desired format for the end result. You can also drag and drop your files onto the main page and the files will be easily exported. After you decide on an output folder, click on convert and the software will get the job done. The interface is bland and will take some time to understand. But if you get the hang of it, everything becomes comprehensible.

3. Zamzar

zamzar conversion

This is online software that is free and also offers paid options if you wish to explore more. However, this one has its own cons - people did notice that the audio gets slightly altered after the conversion. But you can always check that on your own. Open the website or find it on the Google search bar. Upload your video file, select your new format and click on convert.

The progress is shown on the screen with the tab slowly filling up and eventually, the site will offer to either mail your file or you can download it from there. Seeing how this is a free online application, you will have to be careful to recheck for the quality and nature of your video and audio.

Now that we know how to convert the file to another format, let us see the complications that might arise if we don’t do that properly.

Part 4: How to Recover Lost AMV Videos

One of the major complications of choosing the wrong conversion software is a corrupted file that will need recovery. This corruption implies that the video pixels are damaged, the corners are cut off, you won’t hear the audio properly and there is a visual disturbance in the whole flow as the video might get stuck in places. If this is the case with your AMV file after its conversion, then fear not! There is software that will help you recover the initial glory of your file.

Wondershare Recoverit can deal with audio, video, email, documents, and many more files that get corrupted or damaged because of technological errors. It will scan the file for anomalies and its advanced recovery feature will reverse the damage done and will recover the file in its initial form. Here’s how:

Step 1: Launch the software and select the location where you have lost your data. Select the hard disk where your file is present.

launch recoverit


Step 2: Now, click on Scan and the software will start looking through the files present on the hard disk selected. You can also use filters to narrow down the search.

scan the files

Step 3: After the scan is done, preview the files and see if your AMV file is successfully narrowed down. Once satisfied, click on Recover.

recover the files


AMV Video format is the new boom! Several people use it as a way to make a collage of their favorite videos, add catchy audio and also use it as a video depiction of fan-fictions. And if you are an Anime fan, then you must know about different fandoms as well.

It can promote any new musical performance or new ANime show. It is easy to convert it to other formats using WOndershare Uniconverter and other software easily available on the internet.

However, if you do end up corrupting the file, then Wondershare Recoverit will be the ideal option to get back the lost glory. Make a wise choice and enjoy the visual miracles that the AMV files are capable of delivering.