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TAB file extension - 3D top and bottom movie

What is tab file? How to open tab files?

File type specification:

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

The tab file extension is associated with 3D effect used to visualize 3D movies known as Top and Bottom (TAB).

The TAB seems to be shortcut, videos are stored in standard video formats like flv, mp4, mkv etc.

Various Top and Bottom (TAB) videos are available for example on popular video sharing services, like Youtube, Vimeo etc.

The default software associated to tab file type:

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 TAB files:

Many common video formats can be played back with some universal media player like VLC player. However, some highly specialized and proprietary formats may only be supported in certain players that are usually provided by the original developer.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to open video and movie files

How to convert file with extension TAB:

Generally speaking, you will need a multimedia converter if you want to convert one video format to another. You can find hundreds of converters on the internet, but their quality may vary and many may not even support every video format. So always use some of the more popular and reliable software first.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert video and movie files

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

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

  • Play tab file

tab file players - programs that can play tab file - 3D top and bottom movie

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

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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