Files with 261 file extension can be found as older videos based on H.261 codec.

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261 file extension - H.261 encoded video

What is 261 file? How to open 261 files?

File type specification:

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

The 261 file extension was in the past used for videos encoded using the H.261 codec.

These could be found as part of a multimedia container, like AVI. Generally, no longer used as it was replaced by newer codecs and formats.

The default software associated to open 261 file:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

Help how to open:

Might be playable in media players with huge support, like VLC.

How to convert:

Probably can be exported to other formats.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .261 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open 261 file, edit 261 file, convert 261 file, view 261 file, play 261 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

261 file players - programs that can play 261 file - H.261 encoded video

Programs supporting the exension 261 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play 261 file action.

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