The File Extensions Database


.H4V File Extension

  • Category: Digital video and movie Files

What is an .H4V file?

.H4V is H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC

The h4v file extension is related to the H.264/AVC/MPEG-4 part 10 (Advanced Video Coding) a standard for video compression. The final drafting work on the first version of the standard which was completed in May 2003.


How to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.h4v files.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

How to solve problems with H4V files

  • Associate the H4V file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any H4V file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.H4V files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the H4V 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 .H4V is H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC. Because only the current version supports the latest H4V file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the manufacturer website after an available .H4V is H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC update.
  • To make sure that your H4V file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.