.VID File Extension
File TypeGeneric Video File
What is a VID file?
A VID file is a generic video file that has been saved using one of many possible video file formats. Often, the file’s extension has been changed from its original extension to “.VID.” For example, a user might have renamed a file like clip1.mov to clip1.vid in an attempt to play the video using their preferred media player.
Because VID files are now used infrequently, some programs that previously supported opening and playing VID files no longer do so. For example, you can no longer open and play VID files using Apple QuickTime Player, and Microsoft Windows Media Player does not recognize the ".VID" extension by default.
How do I open a VID file?
You can open and play a VID file with VideoLAN VLC media player, a free-to-download media player. To open a VID file in VLC media player:
- Select .
- Navigate to the folder containing the VID file.
- Select the VID file and either click or double-click the file to open it. (On Windows, you may have to select "All Files" from the dropdown menu that appears above the button before you can select your VID file.)