Open Y4M file

Y4M files: what are they and how do I open them?

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YUV4MPEG2 video

Files with y4m suffix can be typically found as videos in YUV4MPEG2 video format that contains uncompressed frames of YCbCr video (RAW format).

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File extension y4m is mainly associated with the YUV4MPEG2 video file format used to hold uncompressed frames of YCbCr video.

A .y4m file stores video data in RAW format. It can be converted to popular video formats, like AVI, Matroska etc.

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