.H263 File Extension
File TypeH.263 Video
What is an H263 file?
An H263 file is a video saved using the H.263 video compression standard. It contains footage recorded during a video conference. H263 files are quite rare, so most popular media players cannot play them.
The H.263 video compression standard was created and is maintained by the International Telegraph Union (ITU), a division of the United Nations that coordinates the world's response to information and communication technology issues. The standard was created in 1996 and last updated in 2005. It was designed to be used by videoconferencing applications and systems. If you've stumbled upon an H263 file, it was likely recorded using a videoconferencing program created in the 1990s.
How do I open an H263 file?
Because H263 files are so uncommon, most popular media players cannot play them. However, you can play H263 files in VLC media player, and you can convert them to a more usable video format using FFmpeg.