The File Extensions Database

.EXO File Extension

  • Developer by: Google
  • Category: Video Files

What is an .EXO file?

.EXO is YouTube Video Chunk File

An EXO file is a video file saved in the EXO format and is used by the YouTube application for Android. It stores a chunk, or segment, of a video downloaded from the YouTube app for offline playback. EXO files are automatically pieced together with other EXO chunks of the whole video by the YouTube app in order to be played.

The EXO format is only supported by the YouTube Android app available in select countries, such as India, the Philippines, and Indonesia. When you download a video from the YouTube app to be played offline, the video is downloaded in multiple chunks with the .exo extension, then they are compressed and encrypted. This is done to prevent videos from being shared illegally. When the user selects an EXO file for playback, the video is decrypted and reassembled by the YouTube app.

Programs that open YouTube Video Chunk File

How to solve problems with EXO files

  • Associate the EXO file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any EXO file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.EXO files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the EXO file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .EXO is YouTube Video Chunk File. Because only the current version supports the latest EXO file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Google manufacturer website after an available .EXO is YouTube Video Chunk File update.
  • To make sure that your EXO file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.