The vp8 file extension is associated with the video data encoded by Google VP8 video codec.

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Software that works with vp8 file extension

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VP8 file extension - VP8 video codec file

What is vp8 file? How to open vp8 files?

File type specification:

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

The vp8 file extension is related to a video compression format owned by Google and commonly found inside Matroska WEBM container.

It is a competitor to H.264 video codec used to distribute video data on the Internet.

The default software associated to vp8 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 VP8 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 VP8:

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 .vp8 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 vp8 file, edit vp8 file, convert vp8 file, view vp8 file, play vp8 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Play vp8 file

vp8 file players - programs that can play vp8 file - VP8 video codec file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play vp8 file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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