YUV File - opening and understanding

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

What is a YUV file?

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

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 17 different YUV openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of YUV files. Remember, different programs may use YUV 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 ConverterUser submitted
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FreeSmithFreeSmithUser submitted
Video Convert MasterVideo Convert MasterUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
5KPlayer5KPlayerUser submitted
2002-2011 MagicVideoSoftware Inc2002-2011 MagicVideoSoftware IncUser submitted
2000-2010 Jam Video Software Solution Inc2000-2010 Jam Video Software Solution IncUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
Magic Video ConverterMagic Video ConverterUser submitted
PdplayerPdplayerUser submitted
Video Convert PremierVideo Convert PremierUser submitted
MediCapture USB Image Transfer WizardMediCapture USB Image Transfer WizardUser submitted
HerosoftHerosoftUser submitted
Ace Video PlayerAce Video PlayerUser submitted
MasterClips MediaPaq BrowserMasterClips MediaPaq BrowserUser submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted

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!