AV1 file format description

Many people often share .av1 files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .av1 files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .av1 files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .av1 files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .av1 file format.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.av1 - AV1 Video

The AV1 video files are related to VLC Media Player. The AV1 file is an AV1 Video. AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) is an open, royalty-free video coding format initially designed for video transmissions over the Internet.

VLC Media Player
Video files
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AV1 Video related extensions:
4X Movie
DVD-VR Video
Microsoft PlayReady Video
Microsoft Digital Video Recorder File
On2 TrueMotion VP3 Streaming Video
3D Movie Maker Recorded Video

Naturally, other applications may also use the .av1 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .av1 files. Be especially cautious with .av1 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .av1 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.

The .av1 file extension is often given incorrectly!

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

a1, ab1, ac1, ad1, av, avl, avw, xv1

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .av1 filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .av1:

Final Draft AV v1 Document
ArcView Legend Template
Free Pascal Compiled Archive
Avira AntiVirus Status Data
DNA Electropherogram File
Analyze AVW Image

Operating systems

At DataTypes.net, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by DataTypes.net:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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