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AV1 file format description

Many people share .av1 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .av1 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .av1 files.

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
SBT Subtitle
DivX Ticket
H.261 Video
Smush Animation Format Data

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!

According to the searches 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?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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