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List of common digital video and movie file extensions
Check out some of the most common video and other multimedia file formats used in past decade.
Common video files may change in time as the popularity and significance of some formats can change.
Whole category of video files contains now 654 file types. Show all digital video and movie file types.
A 264 file extension is used for video files encoded in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC standard, which is currently one of the most common formats used for distribution of High Definition video. The format is probably best known for being used on Blu-ray discs. Media players that are able to play Blu-ray discs will be able to open 264 files as well.
A 3g2 file extension is commonly used for files that use 3GPP2 multimedia file format to store audio and video data. A 3GPP2 format is based on the MPEG-4 standard.
A 3gp file extension is related to the multimedia file format developed for wireless networks (3GPP networks) based on MPEG-4 standard. A 3gp file contains multimedia data.
An arf file extension is used for WebEx advanced recording files. WebEx applications are used to create and recording Internet meetings. WebEx advanced recording file contains video and audio data, and many other information saved on separated panels.
An asf file extension is associated with the Advanced Systems (streaming) format a standard video format used by Microsoft Windows.
Files with asx extension are commonly used for Advanced Stream Redirectors. A link of sort used to launch streamed video in Media player.
Files with avi suffix are videos or movies that can be played in every media player (sometimes proper codec is needed). These files are also supported by most video editors and converters. Often used for DVD rips on torrents.
A bik file extension is traditionally associated with video files encoded with Bink and Smacker game video codec, which are frequently used in computer games. Some media players, like BSPlayer, are able to play .bik files.
Files with dash suffix can be usually found as video streaming files in Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP video file format.
The dat file extension is occasionally used for MPEG-1 videos.
Files with dvr suffix can be usually found as old TV recordings saved using the Windows XP Media Center Edition. Seems like MPEG-2 based format.
An flv file extension is used for Flash video files. Flash videos is a type of multimedia format used commonly on web sites for various animations or object elements. Requires Adobe Flash Player.
An h264 file extension is associated with video files format that use MPEG-4 H.264 codec to store video content. H.264 is often used to transport video in high quality through 3G networks to mobile devices.
An m2t file extension is related to the MPEG-2 transport video stream file format used for terrestrial or satellite broadcasting.
An m2ts file extension is commonly used on Blu-Ray disks for BDAV MPEG-2 transport stream and is widely supported HD video format playable on almost any modern media players. Often used for official movie releases on Blu-Ray.
An m4v file extension is just renamed MP4 movie used by Apple iTunes. MP4 is a standard container format for MPEG-4 stream format. M4V is common video format used in Apple devices like iPad or iPhone.
An mkv file extension file extension is used for Matroska Multimedia Container format, which is an open source video format very often used for HD movies. You can open it in almost any media player as the format is largely supported.
A mod file extension is associated with the hard disk camera movie MPEG-2 stream file format used by tape less JVC camera recorders, Panasonic camera recorders and Canon camera recorders.
Files with mov extension can be found as digital movies and multimedia files format for QuickTime from Apple. MOV file format is a multimedia container format that can store one or more tracks of data such as video, audio, text, and effects.
An mp4 file extension is typically used for MPEG-4 multimedia files defined by ISO 14496-1 standard. Commonly used for video and movie files and supported by vast number of media players.
An mpeg file extension is related to the MPEG-1 video file format developed by Moving Pictures Experts Group that are used for Video-CD and CD-i media.
An mpg file extension is associated with the MPEG-1 video file format developed by Moving Picture Experts Group and used with Video-CD and CD-i media.
An mswmm file extension is used for project files used by Microsoft Windows Movie Maker, a video creating/editing software application, included in Microsoft Windows Me, XP, and Vista.
An mts file extension is used for video files in Advanced Video Coding High Definition format, often used in various camcorders. It is supported in most modern media players such as VLC player or Windows Media Player.
The ogv file extension is used for videos compressed with Ogg Vorbis video codec. This format can be played with some media players with proper codec installed, such as VLC player.
Files with proproj extension are projects created and saved using the Adobe Premiere Pro software. Contains saved work in progress.
Files with rec suffix can be typically encountered as various recordings or other recorded data, such as mostly recorded videos and sounds.
Files with rmvb extension might be found as multimedia files in Realmedia variable bitrate format.
A swf file extension is commonly used for Shockwave Flash movies in animated vector format, used mainly on Internet web sites. Adobe Flash Player can play .swf files.
Files with tod extension can be found as video files in JVC MPEG-2 video format. Used in JVC devices.
A tp file extension is related to the MPEG-2 video file recorded by Beyond TV.
A ts file extension is commonly used for recorded MPEG-TV video stream by various TV-DVB/DVD devices. A ts file is container format defined in MPEG2 Part 1, Systems. The ts files are playable in various media players such as Windows Media Player, VLC Player, MPlayer etc.
A vob file extension is commonly used for Video Object files found on DVDs with movies. A very common video format playable in almost any media player.
A webm file extension is used for Matroska WebM video files. WebM file format is designed specially for web based on standard HTML5. Video streaming are compressed by VP8/VP9 video codec and audio streaming are compressed by OGG Vorbis audio codec. WebM video streaming is supported by various web browsers such as Firefox, Opera, Chrome etc. Playback of WebM video files are also supported by popular VLC Media Player, MPlayer, Winamp etc.
The wmv file extension is associated with video files compressed with Windows Media Video codec that can be played in most media players. One of the most common and supported video formats.
This is a list of some the most common file types from this category and may change in time as the popularity and significance of some formats can change. Whole category of video files contains now 654 file types. Show all digital video and movie files.