.H262 File Extension

H.262 Video

Developer International Telegraph Union and MPEG
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What is an H262 file?

An H262 file is a video saved using the H.262 video compression standard. It contains HDTV video that has been compressed for digital broadcast transmission or storage on a DVD or other disc . H262 files are quite rare, so most popular media players cannot play them.

More Information

In 1996, the International Telegraph Union (ITU) and Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) published the first edition of the H.262 video codec. This codec was used to compress HDTV and other HD videos for use in broadcasts and on physical media, such as DVDs and Blu-ray discs. On rare occasions, H.262 videos were saved with the .h262 extension.

In the years since H.262's release, it has been succeeded by improved video compression standards, including H.263, H.264, and H.264. These standards are used to produce .H263, .H264, and .H265 video files. ITU and MPEG last updated the H.262 standard in March 2013.

How to open an H262 file

Because H262 files are so uncommon, most popular media players cannot play them. However, you can open and play H262 files in VLC media player, and you can convert them to a more usable video format using FFmpeg.

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Programs that open H262 files

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