Opening VP6 files

Did your computer fail to open a VP6 file? We explain what VP6 files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your VP6 files.

What is a VP6 file?

Files that contain the .vp6 file extension are most commonly used for Internet video and Flash video files.

The VP6 file format is an encoded video file format that was created by On2 Technologies and it is the primary video format used for Adobe Flash Player 8 and 9.

The VP6 file format allows for the encoding of high-resolution video files including 1920 x 1080 HD video streams and offers faster encoding, smaller file sizes, quicker downloads and easier playback of Internet and Flash video files.

The Need for Speed Undercover gaming software also uses the .vp6 file suffix. These VP6 files contain movie files that are displayed during a user's gameplay experience.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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