A y file extension is related to the Subsampled RAW YUV bitmap image format.

There are 4 other file types using
the Y file extension!

empty icon.y - Amiga Yabba compressed archive

empty icon.y - Unix yacc grammar data

y icon.y - Xcode core yacc program

empty icon.y - Yet Another Compiler-Compiler (YACC) grammar file

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Y file extension - Subsampled RAW YUV bitmap image

What is y file? How to open y files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

The y file extension is associated with the Stanford MPEG codec.

The y file stores a part of split Subsampled RAW YUV bitmap image file (PPM file extension).

The y file is viewable in Apple QuickTime for Windows and Mac, or in Windows Media Player with YUV Genius codec.

Updated: August 30, 2019

The default software associated to open y file:

Apple QuickTime for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple QuickTime for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Apple QuickTime for Mac is multimedia framework capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity. Apple QuickTime for Mac is a part of the Apple Mac OS X.

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.y files.

How to convert:

Probably can be exported to other formats.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .y 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 y file, edit y file, convert y file, view y file, play y file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

y file players - programs that can play y file - Subsampled RAW YUV bitmap image

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

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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