What are Video Files?

The Video File format is used to store video data in the form of a digital file on a computer system. Unlike images, video data is always stored in a compressed format in order to reduce the size of the file. Normally, a video file consists of two parts: the video data in a video coding format, alongside the audio data in an audio coding format, both included inside of a container. The container can also contain other video details like subtitles, synchronization information, hyperlinks, meta data, and more.

This category of files also encompasses video project and video information files.

Popular Video File Extensions

Video File Types

File Database Breakdown - Video File Extensions

Top Video File Extensions

File Extension Total Number of Files Oldest File (Date) Latest File (Date)
CPI 4 ega.cpi
WVE 5 M1033Eva.tbtdirection.WVE
ACS 20 merlin.acs
DIR 34 ResCache.dir
H264 1 broadcastpause720.h264
MCC 10 Microsoft Office Resource Kit.mcc
AVI 39 progress.avi
WPL 36 05_Pictures_taken_in_the_last_month.wpl
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