Open WEBM file

The most common choise: Matroska WebM video

How to open Matroska WebM video .webm files

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

What is webm file?

Files with webm extension are video files in Matroska WebM format. WebM file format is designed specially for web based on standard HTML5. Video streaming are compressed by VP8/VP9 video codec and audio streaming are compressed by OGG Vorbis audio cod

Matroska WebM video description

File extension webm is associated with WebM video format, a new open standard format for compressed video content, designed specially for web based on HTML5.

WebM video format is supported by new versions of popular web browsers such as Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, Safari. Internet Explorer is able to playback WebM videos with Google Chrome Frame plugin.

WebM is multimedia container file format based on the Matroska container.

WebM video streams are compressed with the VP8 video codec developed by ON2, which was recently acquired by Google, who then went on to make VP8 an open and free technology.

VP8 was considered to be one of the few standards that can keep up with the modern MPEG4 compression standards both in quality and filesize. The current version of codec is VP9.

WebM audio streams are compressed with the Vorbis audio codec a free open source software for lossy audio-compression, and therefore an alternative to MP3.

Suggested software to open webm file

Media Player

Windows 11 default media player.

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

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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