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.Y4M File Extension

File TypeYUV4MPEG2 Video File

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Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a Y4M file?

Video file created in the YUV4Mpeg format; stores a sequence of uncompressed YCbCr images that make up the video frame by frame; used as a raw, color-sensitive video format before compressing into a more popular video format such as MPEG-2 or Matroska (.MKV).

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Programs that open Y4M files
Windows
FFmpeg
Mac
FFmpeg
Linux
FFmpeg
Updated 7/31/2014

About Y4M Files

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