Files with vp6 extension are video files compressed using the TrueMotion VP6 video codec. Old format no longer used and replaced by modern codecs.

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VP6 file extension - VP6 encoded video

What is vp6 file? How to open vp6 files?

File type specification:

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

File extension vp6 is used for video files based on proprietary lossy video compression format and video codec called On2 TrueMotion VP6 first introduced in 2003.

This codec is commonly used by Adobe Flash, Flash Video, and JavaFX media files.

The format was also used in several games, including as Need for Speed Undercover, Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 or Medal of Honor, for their video/movie files.

Later versions of this codec are VP7 and VP8. In 2010 Google acquired On2 and VP8 went open source. VP6 is not supported.

This vp6 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.

Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open vp6 file:

Adobe Flash Player icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Flash Player  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Flash Player is add-on to operating system that used to play Adobe Flash animations and Adobe Flash movies in Web browsers. Flash Player supports variety of operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux etc.

Help how to open:

VP6 video files, like those found in computer games, can be easily played with VLC player.

How to convert:

It is video format and it probably can be converted by some specialized video software or video converter.

Find conversions from vp6 file:

vp6 to ai

vp6 to as

vp6 to avi

vp6 to mkv

vp6 to mp3

vp6 to mp4

vp6 to mpeg

Find converter to vp6 file type:

flv to vp6

mp4 to vp6

File identification strings:

HEX code: 56
ASCII code: V

List of software applications associated to the .vp6 file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open vp6 file, edit vp6 file, convert vp6 file, view vp6 file, play vp6 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 vp6 files.

Software that open vp6 file - VP6 encoded video

Programs supporting the exension vp6 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open vp6 file action.

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