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)
WVE 5 M1033Eva.tbtdirection.WVE
DIR 21 ResCache.dir
ACS 12 merlin.acs
CPI 18 ega.cpi
MCC 10 Microsoft Office Family Forum.mcc
WPL 16 06_Pictures_rated_4_or_5_stars.wpl
H264 1 broadcastpause720.h264
AVI 75 progress.avi
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