WEBM File Type- The quick facts
What are WEBM files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a WEBM 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 WEBM file?
A .WEBM file is a WebM video file.
The WEBM file format is a video file format that was created by Google to store video content and implement compression standards for optimal video streaming on the Internet.
Royalty-free VP8 and VP9 video compression technologies are integrated into the digital video streams contained in this open Web media file format. The open-source Vorbis and Opus audio compression technologies are implemented into the digital audio streams contained in .webm files.
WebVTT text tracks are also stored in a WEBM file.
The file structure of the WEBM format is based on Matroska, a widely used digital media container. A supported Web browser or media player is needed to open these WEBM files. Web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, and others with support for HTML5 can be used to play .webm files.
How to open WEBM files
We have identified 2 WEBM openers that are compatible with this specific type of WEBM file.
Programs that open WebM video files
Last updated: March 13, 2022
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of WEBM files. Remember, different programs may use WEBM 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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