H261 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a H261 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .H261 files.

What is a H261 file?

The H261 file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the H261 file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the H261 file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about H261 files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open H261 files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension H261 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different H261 openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of H261 files. Remember, different programs may use H261 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Video Convert MasterVideo Convert MasterUser submitted
2002-2011 MagicVideoSoftware Inc2002-2011 MagicVideoSoftware IncUser submitted
2000-2010 Jam Video Software Solution Inc2000-2010 Jam Video Software Solution IncUser submitted
Magic Video ConverterMagic Video ConverterUser submitted
Video Convert PremierVideo Convert PremierUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!