What are 264 files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a 264 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a 264 file?
264 files have multiple uses, and H.264 DVR video is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
H.264 DVR video
.264 files are video files in the H264 video file format. Files of this type are compressed video files stored on hard drives of digital video recorders and surveillance equipment like IP/CCTV cameras.
The high-definition video content of DVDs and Blu-Ray discs is often extracted as H.264 video streams if you "rip" the content of such a medium.
You can convert these files into other video file formats to save storage space or easy viewing on different devices.
How to open 264 files
We have identified two 264 openers that are compatible with this specific type of 264 file.
Programs that open H.264 DVR video files
Last updated: April 26, 2023
All known file formats using extension .264
While H.264 DVR video is a popular type of 264-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .264 file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Video Ripper Temporary Data
Files with the .264 extension are commonly associated with video ripping software. StaxRip and RipBot264 use this file extension for temporary video files. The 264 files are created when this software is used to extract video data that can be encoded into other video formats.
These files store the raw video data before the actual conversion occurs. They are normally deleted automatically after the video conversion is completed.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different 264 openers which you will find listed below.
We know that one 264 format is HXVS Video. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of 264 files. Remember, different programs may use 264 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|VideoPad Video-Editor||User submitted|
|DVRPlayer Application||User submitted|
|GOM Player||User submitted|
|Microsoft Windows Media Player||User submitted|
|Creo Elements/Pro||User submitted|
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