Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

.msv is a Sony audio file type.

How can I play this file on 12.04?

share|improve this question
Do you mind providing an online sample in order to download it and run some testing? Thanks in advance. – Geppettvs D'Constanzo Oct 8 '12 at 16:15

Unfortunately, due to *.msv being proprietary in nature, it is extremely unlikely you'll find a way to actually play this file (unless Sony releases information on how to decode that file, which in itself is pretty unlikely).

Your best bet is to find a Windows machine that can convert the .msv into a .mp3, .wav, or *.ogg file and then playback the file in Ubuntu.

Just so you know, someone else documented their journey into playing a .msv file on Kubuntu. Maybe you could read that to see if you are prepared to do as the author did to get the audio from the *.msv

share|improve this answer

Did you try mplayer? I've read somewhere that it can play back these files.

sudo apt-get install mplayer

Important note: I did not try it. Please try to use it to play the msv files and report the result for others to use!

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.