VFW File - opening and understanding

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

What is a VFW file?

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

While we do not yet describe the VFW 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 VFW 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 VFW 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 VFW for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 30 different VFW openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

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MplayerMplayerUser submitted
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SMPlayerSMPlayerUser submitted
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Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
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QT LiteQT LiteUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
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Storm Codec UnicodeStorm Codec UnicodeUser submitted
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Flash Movie PlayerFlash Movie PlayerUser submitted
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QuickTime PlayerQuickTime PlayerUser submitted
StormPlayerStormPlayerUser submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
3nity Media Player - a Windows frontend for MPlayer3nity Media Player - a Windows frontend for MPlayerUser submitted
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Embarcadero RadPHP XE2Embarcadero RadPHP XE2User submitted
SewWhat-Pro ApplicationSewWhat-Pro ApplicationUser submitted
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Click & Create Stand Alone ApplicationClick & Create Stand Alone ApplicationUser submitted
Aplus Video Converter FreeAplus Video Converter FreeUser submitted
Vibration Research Corporation VibrationVIEWVibration Research Corporation VibrationVIEWUser submitted
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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!