Open H264 file

The most common choise: Video in H.264 format

How to open Video in H.264 format .h264 files

h264 file icon Have you had trouble opening the h264 file on your computer? What are h264 files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is h264 file?

Video files that have a h264 file extension are typically encoded using the MPEG-4 H.264 codec. This codec is frequently used to deliver high-quality video over 3G networks to mobile devices.

Video in H.264 format description

H.264 is a digital video compression standard used to record, compress, and distribute video content.

It is also known as MPEG-4 Part 10, or AVC (Advanced Video Coding).

It is widely used in applications like broadcast, streaming, video conferencing and video chats, due to its high compression rate which allows for good quality videos at relatively smaller sizes. An H.264 file is a video file that has been compressed using this standard.

Suggested software to open h264 file

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

Apple QuickTime for Mac

As multimedia framework for Mac OS X

Apple QuickTime

A multimedia player from Apple


A video converter utility

Freemake Video Converter

One of the most popular and succesfful free video conversion sofrware


A free universal media transcoder for Windows


A free video converter for Mac & PC

iPad Video Converter Factory Pro

A multimedia converter for formats suitable for iPad tablets

4Media Video Converter for Mac

A video converting tool for macOS / OS X

ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre

A multimedia player

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

Movavi Video Editor

A video editing tool

Elmedia Player

A fully-featured multimedia player for Mac

VLC media player for Linux

Linux version of popular VideoLAN player

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 computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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