A vc-1 file extension is used for Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. It is a high definition video format using SMPTE 421M video codec.

There is one other file type using
the VC1 file extension!

empty icon.vc1 - Microsoft Visual C makefile

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Software that open vc1 file

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VC1 file extension - VC-1 video data

What is vc1 file? How to open vc1 files?

File type specification:

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

VC-1 video file - a high definition video format that uses the SMPTE 421M video codec developed by Microsoft. It is one of multiple possible video formats used for Blu-ray and HD DVD disks. It supports both interlaced and progressive encoding.

The default software associated to open vc1 file:

Media Player Classic icon

SourceForge.net logoMedia Player Classic  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

Media Player Classic is multimedia player for Microsoft Windows that looks like popular Windows Media Player 6.4. However it has many additional features.

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Best free video converters for Windows

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work *.vc1 files.

How to convert:

Compatible tools are able to export *.vc1 files to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .vc1 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 vc1 file, edit vc1 file, convert vc1 file, view vc1 file, play vc1 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 vc1 files.

vc1 file players - programs that can play vc1 file - VC-1 video data

Programs supporting the exension vc1 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play vc1 file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with vc1 file by default:
Media Player Classic small icon Media Player Classic
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Windows Media Player small icon Microsoft Windows Media Player
Cyberlink PowerDVD small icon Cyberlink PowerDVD
MPlayer small icon MPlayer

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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