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VC1 file format description

Many people share .vc1 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .vc1 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .vc1 files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.vc1 - VC-1 Video

The VC1 video files are related to Windows Media Player. VC1 file is a VC-1 Video. VC-1 is a video codec specification that has been standardized by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and implemented by Microsoft as Microsoft Windows Media Video (WMV) 9.

Windows Media Player
Video files
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VC-1 Video related extensions:
Microsoft Expression Encoder Screen Capture
Motion JPEG 2000 Video
Surveillance Video
ScreenCam Movie File
Gens Game Recording
Gens Game Recording Format 2 File

Naturally, other applications may also use the .vc1 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .vc1 files. Be especially cautious with .vc1 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .vc1 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 .vc1 file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

c1, cc1, dc1, fc1, gc1, vc, vcl, vcw, vd1, vf1, vs1

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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