(PRWEB) March 14, 2013
File extension DIZ, PVM, SIG, and SUB are associated with a variety of different file types, one of which is a text file. Taking into consideration that the text file type is commonly used for different purposes such as the storage of codes and scripts for software development, opening documents created with word processing applications, communications messages, libraries and log files, Avanquest recently published recommendations on the main types of software to open DIZ, PVM, SIG, and SUB files.
File extension DIZ is a text file type which contains descriptions of the contents in a ZIP file archive. The descriptions can be of individual files, programs, applications which are stored inside of a file with the label filename_ID.DIZ. The purposes of the descriptions in plain text are to inform system administrators of file content before it is uploaded to a server.
File extension PVM is an index file created in plain text format which contains digital content that is organized according to the OSTA (Optical Storage Technology Association) standard. PVM file are typically stored in XML format and are created using a variety of digital media devices.
File extension SIG is a signature file which is attached to the end of an email message. This type of text file is a small file which typically contains the contact information and name of the email sender. When an email message is composed the file can be automatically attached to the end of the message in place of a signature.
File extension SUB is a text file type which contains subtitles and cues that are used to display subtitles in various DVD movies. SUB files are stored along with the actual video file which references SUB files for subtitles when the video is played back.
File Extension DIZ, PVM, SIG, and SUB Software Text file types are flexible when it comes to locating software applications which will open these files. In most cases, text file types can be opened using any basic text editing program. For Windows the text editing applications may include Notepad, Word or TextPad. For Mac OS X, Apple TextEdit, TextMate, MacVim, or BBEdit will open text file types. For the Linux operating system, AbiWord, gEdit, Nano Editor, or Vim can be used to open and view the contents of text files.
Other software applications which will open file extension SIG, DIZ, PVM, and SUB include the following:
NFO Viewer: Cubic Design Compact NFO Viewer is a software application which is designed for opening and viewing description files such as file extension DIZ. Compact NFO Viewer is available as an unpaid download on the Softonic website and is compatible with the Windows operating system.
HP Image Zone: Hewlett-Packard Image Zone is a software application which will open file extension PVM which store digital media created with Hewlett-Packard devices. Image Zone 4.1 is available as an unpaid download on the Brothersoft website and is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.
MPV Player: OSTA MVP software applications will open file extension PVM and consist of a Reader for PVM text files, Writer, and a Player application. MVP software applications are available on the OSTA.org website and are compatible with the Windows operating system.
Microsoft Outlook: File extension SIG can be opened using Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. Outlook 2010 is typically included in the Windows operating system and can also be downloaded on the Microsoft website along with Outlook Express.
Eudora: Qualcomm Eudora is an email client which will open file extension SIG. Eudora 7.1 is currently available on the Eudora website and is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X. Qualcomm is also developing a new open source version of Eudora which can be downloaded on the Eudora OSE Project web page.
MPlayer: File extension SUB can be opened using MPlayer which is an open source media player application that will open and playback a variety of media including subtitle SUB files. MPlayer is available on the MPlayer website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
CyberLink PowerDVD: CyberLink PowerDVD is a DVD player that is commonly offered with most versions of the Windows operating system and will open file extension SUB. CyberLink PowerDVD is available as a trial download on the CyberLink website and is compatible with Windows.
Subtitle Workshop: File extension SUB can be opened and edited using URUWorks Subtitle Workshop which is a software application that provides tools for editing movie subtitle files. URUWorks is available as an unpaid download on the URUSoft website and is compatible with the Windows operating system.
VLC Media Player: VLC Media Player is a multiplatform application that will open file extension SUB. VLC Media Player is open source and is available as an unpaid download on the VideoLAN website. VLC Media Player is multiplatform and compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
These are a few of the software applications recommended by Avanquest to open DIZ, PVM, SIG, and SUB files. Further information in the file extension database will reveal additional applications to open these files.