Open h264 file

h264 file icon Did your computer fail to open h264 file? We explain what h264 files are and recommend software that we know can open your h264 files.

What is h264 file?

Files with h264 file extension can be most notably found as video files encoded using MPEG-4 H.264 codec. H.264 is often used to transport video in high quality through 3G networks to mobile devices.

h264 file description

The h264 file extension is associated with video files that stores video content in H.264 video format. H.264 video codec was introduced with Apple QuickTime version 7.

H.264 codec is a part of MPEG-4 standard and is used to transport video in high quality through 3G networks to mobile devices. H264 video uses for example Apple iChat for video conferencing.

H.264 codec uses innovations in video compression technology to provide the best video quality from the smallest amount of video data. H.264 delivers the same quality as MPEG-2 at a third to half the data rate and up to four times the frame size of MPEG-4 Part 2 at the same data rate.

Software that will open h264 file

Apple QuickTime for Mac

As multimedia framework for Mac OS X

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

4Media Video Converter for Mac

A video converting tool for macOS / OS X

ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre

A multimedia player

iPad Video Converter Factory Pro

A multimedia converter for formats suitable for iPad tablets


A video converter utility


A free video converter for Mac & PC

Freemake Video Converter

One of the most popular and succesfful free video conversion sofrware


A free universal media transcoder for Windows

Apple QuickTime

A multimedia player from Apple

Miro Video Converter

One of the many multimedia converter programs for Windows

Miro Video Converter for Mac

Easy to use video converter for Mac


One of the many movie players


A free multimedia player for Linux

MPlayer for Linux

A free multimedia player for Linux

MPlayer for Mac

A movie player for Mac


Program for multimedia streaming and conversion

VLC media player for Mac

Mac version of the popular VLC player

VIP Video Converter

Video converting software

VLC media player for Linux

Linux version of popular VideoLAN player

Elmedia Player

A fully-featured multimedia player for Mac

QuickTime Player

A popular multimedia player from Apple

QuickTime Player for Mac

Default media player on Mac

Cyberlink PowerDVD

A popular DVD player for Microsoft Windows and Linux

Apple iTunes for Mac

Program used to organize and plays your digital music and video

Apple iTunes for Windows

Multimedia file manager and library for Apple users


A free utility used to create DASH content

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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