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.VFW File Extension

File TypeVideo for Windows

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
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CategoryVideo Files
FormatBinary

What is a VFW file?

A VFW file is a video file saved in the Video for Windows (VFW) format. It stores video in the Audio Video Interleave (AVI) multimedia container format and is encoded in the VFW format.

More Information

The VFW format was introduced in the 1990s when Microsoft released the Video for Windows software suite in 1992. The format peaked in usage in the mid-1990s when Video for Windows was bundled with several Windows operating systems. However, the format became less common in the late-1990s as Video for Windows was dropped from Windows operating systems.

While VFW files are no longer common, they are still supported by several video programs. Some applications that can play VFW files include Microsoft Windows Media Player, Apple QuickTime Player, and MPlayerX.

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Programs that open VFW files
Windows
Included with OS
Mac
Included with OS
Updated 10/10/2019

About VFW Files

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