Files with y4m suffix can be typically found as videos in YUV4MPEG2 video format that contains uncompressed frames of YCbCr video (RAW format).

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Software that open y4m file

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Y4M file extension - YUV4MPEG2 video

What is y4m file? How to open y4m files?

File type specification:

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

File extension y4m is mainly associated with the YUV4MPEG2 video file format used to hold uncompressed frames of YCbCr video.

A .y4m file stores video data in RAW format. It can be converted to popular video formats, like AVI, Matroska etc.

Help how to open:

Y4M files can be for example decoded by FFmpeg decoder.

How to convert:

It should be possible to convert .y4m videos to other multimedia formats, provided you find a tool capable of this conversion.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .y4m 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 y4m file, edit y4m file, convert y4m file, view y4m file, play y4m file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

y4m file player - programs that play y4m file - YUV4MPEG2 video

Programs supporting the exension y4m on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about FFmpeg for play y4m file action.


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