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What are WEBM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a WEBM file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your WEBM 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 three WEBM openers that are compatible with this specific type of WEBM file.

Programs that open WebM video files

Last updated: December 28, 2023

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.

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified
Wondershare Video EditorWondershare Video EditorVerified
OperaOperaUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted

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