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

y file icon.y - Amiga Yabba compressed archive file

y file icon.y - Unix yacc grammar file

y file icon.y - Xcode core yacc program

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

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Y file extension - Subsampled RAW YUV bitmap image file

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.

The default software associated to y file type:

Apple QuickTime icon

Apple, Inc. logo Apple QuickTime  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

Apple QuickTime is multimedia framework that as able to work with various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity.

Apple QuickTime for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logo Apple 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 Y files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension Y:

As far as we know, this .y file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .y 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 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).

  • Play y file

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

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with y file by default:
Apple QuickTime small icon Apple QuickTime
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Windows Media Player small icon Microsoft Windows Media Player

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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