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File TypeWebM Video File

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This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.


Compressed video file created using the WebM format, an open, high-quality video standard; stores video compressed using VP8 technology and audio compressed using Ogg Vorbis compression; commonly used for delivering online videos using the HTML5 <video> tag.

More Information

The WEBM container format is based on the Matroska container, which stores Matroska video in .MKV files. Most major Web browsers will support WebM as part of HTML5 video delivery. WebM is an alternative to the patented h.264 and MPEG4 standards, and is suitable for commercial and non-commercial applications.

NOTE: Google acquired ON2, the original developer of VP8 technology. VP8 is now an open and free technology.

Programs that open WEBM files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
VideoLAN VLC media player
Miro Video Converter
Microsoft Windows Media Player with DirectShow Filter
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Internet Explorer with VP8 plug-in
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Mac OS X LogoMac
VideoLAN VLC media player
Miro Video Converter
ShedWorx Smart Converter
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Eltima Elmedia Player
Linux LogoLinux
VideoLAN VLC media player
Mozilla Firefox
iOS LogoiOS
olimsoft OPlayer
PentaLoop PlayerXtreme Media Player
Android LogoAndroid
File Viewer for Android
Updated 3/16/2016