.H264 File Extension

.H264 File Extension

File Type

H.264 Encoded Video File

Developer ITU-T and MPEG
3.5  |  150 Votes
Category Video Files
Format Binary

What is an H264 file?

An H264 file is a video file encoded with H.264 compression, which is a popular format for high-definition video. It is often used as the video format for AVCHD camcorders, HDTV, Blu-ray, and HD DVD. H264 generally refers to a video file that is an .MP4 file.

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Screenshot of a .h264 file in VideoLAN VLC media player
H264 file open in VideoLAN VLC media player

H.264 is actually a video compression codec that requires a video container to host the encoded video. Therefore, a file with the .h264 extension may be a misnamed .264, .MP4, .AVI, or .MKV file. Nevertheless, the .h264 extension is still sometimes used to describe the contents of H.264 encoded video files.

How do I open an H264 file?

You can play the video an H264 file contains in VideoLAN VLC media player (cross-platform), File Viewer Plus (Windows), or Apple QuickTime Player (Mac). You can also use VLC media player and File Viewer Plus to convert H264 videos to other video formats.

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Programs that open H264 files

Updated December 9, 2021

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