There are 8 other file types using
the REC file extension!

empty icon.rec - ARCserve archivation protocol

empty icon.rec - EpiData data

empty icon.rec - Deluxe Ski Jump 3 hill record data

empty icon.rec - Easy CD Creator recovery

rec icon.rec - Medlin Payroll Software bank reconciliation data

rec icon.rec - Payroll Mate 2008 bank reconciliation data

empty icon.rec - ProMash recipe

empty icon.rec - Relic Entertainment game replay

REC file extension - Recorded data

What is rec file? How to open rec files?

File extension rec is generally used for various recorded files. These can contain any multimedia content, session, macros or more. Such files are pretty common in digital devices that record audio or video.

For example Topfield TF5800 uses .rec files for its recorded videos. But plenty of programs and games, such as Company of Heroes for example use .rec files for their replays (recorded matches).

Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open rec 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.

Nero ShowTime icon

Nero AG logoNero ShowTime  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Nero AG

Nero ShowTime is a multimedia player for Microsoft Windows. It reproduces MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MP4, DVD, VCD, SVCD, DivX, XviD etc. It is distributed as a part of Nero Multimedia Suite.

Help how to open:

Several media players should be able to playback at least any of these video recordings. As for other recordins, they can be only used within their oriinal programs.

How to convert:

Generally speaking, video recordings can be usually converted between various format. The catch is usually to find a program that supports that particular file format.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .rec 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 rec file, edit rec file, convert rec file, view rec file, play rec file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

rec file players - programs that can play rec file - Recorded data

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with rec file by default:
VLC media player small icon VLC media player
Nero ShowTime small icon Nero ShowTime
Other suggested software:
MPEG Streamclip small icon MPEG Streamclip

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