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.

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H264 file extension - H.264 video

What is h264 file? How to open h264 files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

h264 file icon: h264 filetype icon

The h264 file extension is associated with video files that stores video content in H.264 video format. H.264 video codec was introduced with Apple QuickTime version 7. H.264 codec is a part of MPEG-4 standard and is used to transport video in high quality through 3G networks to mobile devices. H264 video uses for example Apple iChat for video conferencing.

H.264 codec uses the latest innovations in video compression technology to provide incredible video quality from the smallest amount of video data. This means you see crisp, clear video in much smaller files, saving you bandwidth and storage costs over previous generations of video codecs. H.264 delivers the same quality as MPEG-2 at a third to half the data rate and up to four times the frame size of MPEG-4 Part 2 at the same data rate.

The default software associated to h264 file type:

Apple QuickTime icon

Apple, Inc. logo Apple QuickTime  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

Apple QuickTime is multimedia framework that as able to work with various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity.

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Help how to open H264 files:

Use Apple QuickTime or MPlayer to play video files in H.264 video file format.

How to convert file with extension H264:

Use any video converter, such as Freemake Video Converter, Miro Video Converter etc. to convert H264 video to any other video file format.

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List of software applications associated to the .h264 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open h264 file, edit h264 file, convert h264 file, view h264 file, play h264 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the h264 files.

  • Play h264 file
  • Convert h264 file
  • Import h264 file

h264 file players - programs that can play h264 file - H.264 video

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play h264 file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with h264 file by default:
Apple QuickTime small icon Apple QuickTime
Other suggested software:
VLC media player small icon VLC media player
MPlayer small icon MPlayer

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