264 file format description
Many people share .264 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .264 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .264 files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.264 - H.264 Bitstream
The 264 video files are related to MPlayer. 264 file is a H.264 Bitstream. H.264 is a standard for video compression. It is also known as MPEG-4 Part 10, or MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding).
Naturally, other applications may also use the .264 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .264 files. Be especially cautious with .264 files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .264 file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .264 file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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