Files with yuv suffix are typically found as some some older 16bit bitmap images. Still viewable with XnView.

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YUV file extension - YUV 16Bits image format

What is yuv file? How to open yuv files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

yuv file icon: yuv filetype icon

File extension yuv is used for YUV 16Bits bitmap image format (Abekas YUV SECAM or PAL file CCIR 601 1:1:1 file).

A .yuv file stores data in 16 bit Interleaved, YUV 4:1:1, YUV 4:2:2, YUV 4:4:4.

This yuv file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to yuv file type:

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logo XnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

XnView MP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is a free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS.

Help how to open YUV files:

Use XnView, ImageMagick or IrfanView to view .yuv files.

How to convert file with extension YUV:

Most raster graphics formats can be converted betweend different formats, and .yuv files seems to be no exception in this.

List of software applications associated to the .yuv 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 yuv file, edit yuv file, convert yuv file, view yuv file, play yuv 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 yuv files.

  • View yuv file
  • Convert yuv file
  • Import yuv file
  • Export yuv file
  • Print yuv file

yuv file viewer - programs that view yuv file - YUV 16Bits image format

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for view yuv file action.

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