.264 File Extension

.264 File Extension

2 file types use the .264 file extension.
File Type 1

Ripped Video Data File

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Popularity
3.6  |  194 Votes
Category Video Files
Format Binary

What is a 264 file?

Temporary video file generated by video ripping and conversion programs, such as StaxRip and RipBot264; contains extracted video data that can be repurposed and encoded into other video formats; typically stored with MPEG-4/H.264 encoding.

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264 files are used to store raw, intermediary video data before conversion.

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Programs that open 264 files

Windows
Mac
File Type 2

IP/CCTV Video File

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Popularity
3.7  |  3 Votes
Category Video Files
Format N/A

What is a 264 file?

A 264 file contains video data captured by an IP or closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera and recorded on a DVR device. It stores video data that can only be played back with the software delivered with the camera.

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You most likely will encounter 264 files if you own a camera for security purposes and are trying to view or edit the video. You may also acquire a 264 video file from a client if you are a legal professional working on a case where video evidence is provided.

Since 264 files are often meant to store sensitive video, they are typically encoded in a proprietary format only supported by software developed by the camera manufacturer. In this case, there may be software packaged with the camera that can play video saved in 264 files or there may be software available to download from the website of the camera developer.

NOTE: You may also be able to view a 264 video file with VideoLAN VLC media player if it is encoded with the H.264 compression codec. If you are able to open it with VLC media player you can convert it to a more widely supported format, such as .MP4 or .MOV.

Programs that open 264 files

Windows
Software packaged with the camera
Mac
Software packaged with the camera
Linux
Software packaged with the camera

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