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Y4M File

What are Y4M files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a Y4M 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 Y4M files.

What is a Y4M file?

A .Y4M file is a YUV4MPEG2 Video file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open Y4M files

Important: Different programs may use files with the Y4M file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your Y4M file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested three different Y4M openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: July 30, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of Y4M files. Remember, different programs may use Y4M files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

VideoPad Video-EditorVideoPad Video-EditorUser submitted
MPC-BEMPC-BEUser submitted
VideoPad - Editor VideoVideoPad - Editor VideoUser submitted

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