H261 file format description

Many people often share .h261 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 .h261 files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .h261 files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .h261 files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .h261 file format.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.h261 - H.261 Video

The H261 video files are related to VLC Media Player. The H261 file is a H.261 Video. H.261 is an ITU-T video compression standard, first ratified in 1988.

VLC Media Player
Video files
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H.261 Video related extensions:
Corel VideoStudio Filter
VP10 Video
DVD2AVI Internal Stream
Besta Electronic Dictionary Video
Google Video Pointer
Meta Media Video E-Mail

Naturally, other applications may also use the .h261 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .h261 files. Be especially cautious with .h261 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .h261 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 .h261 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:


Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .h261 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 .h261:

H.261 Video

Operating systems

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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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