A webm file extension is used for Matroska WebM video files. WebM file format is designed specially for web based on standard HTML5. Video streaming are compressed by VP8/VP9 video codec and audio streaming are compressed by OGG Vorbis audio codec. WebM video streaming is supported by various web browsers such as Firefox, Opera, Chrome etc. Playback of WebM video files are also supported by popular VLC Media Player, MPlayer, Winamp etc.

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WEBM file extension - Matroska WebM video

What is webm file? How to open webm files?

File type specification:

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

webm file icon: webm filetype icon

The webm file extension is associated with WebM video format, a new open standard format for compressed video content, designed specially for web based on HTML5.

WebM video format is supported by new versions of popular web browsers such as Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, Safari. Internet Explorer is able to playback WebM videos with Google Chrome Frame plugin.

WebM is multimedia container file format based on the Matroska container.

WebM video streams are compressed with the VP8 video codec developed by ON2, which was recently acquired by Google, who then went on to make VP8 an open and free technology. VP8 was considered to be one of the few standards that can keep up with the modern MPEG4 compression standards both in quality and filesize. The current version of codec is VP9.

WebM audio streams are compressed with the Vorbis audio codec a free open source software for lossy audio-compression, and therefore an alternative to MP3.

The default software associated to webm file type:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logo VLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player is very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other 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.

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Help how to open WEBM files:

The WebM multimedia format is designed for Web video streaming. WebM streaming is supported by variety of web browsers (Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Safari).

The WebM video files are also playable in the popular multimedia players such as VLC Media Player, MPlayer, Winamp.

How to convert file with extension WEBM:

Use any video converter such as Miro Video Converter, Arista Transcoder, XMedia Recode etc. to convert WebM video files to any other video file formats.

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Related links:

WebM project website

List of software applications associated to the .webm file extension

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

Hint:
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 of the webm files.

  • Play webm file
  • Convert webm file
  • Export webm file

webm file players - programs that can play webm file - Matroska WebM video

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with webm file by default:
VLC media player small icon VLC media player
Other suggested software:
Winamp small icon Winamp
MPlayer small icon MPlayer

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