File Extension GVP
File extension GVP is used as a pointer for videos downloaded from Google Video Player.? These videos are encoded in MPEG-4 ASP compression together with an MP3 audio stream. GVP stands for Google Video Pointer. Files with this extension are only pointers to a Google Video File (GVI) located on Google servers. Google Video Player can run on operating systems such as Windows and Mac OS X.
Play list downloaded on a user\'s computer has GVP extensions. Once played, it will connect to a Google Video File that contains the movie file. Videos offered are either free or paid commercial and can be accessed by visiting video.google.com.
On August 17, 2007, Google remove the option of downloading a GVI file, but maintained the download for MP4 formats available for iPod and PSP. These movies are flash base and can be downloaded with an FLV format. Files based on GVI can be converted to Audio Video Interleave (AVI) which is a similar format.
Aside from Google Video Player, text editors can open this file to view the URL or direct location of the file. Once the GVI file is located by the GVP file, it can be downloaded and played on media players including MPlayer and Wimpy. The original flash video can also be played using these players.