The File Extensions Database


.QCIF File Extension

  • Category: Digital video and movie Files

What is an .QCIF file?

.QCIF is QCIF RAW video format

The qcif file extension is used for somewhat old QCIF RAW video format.

The qcif file has roughly 1/4 of the resolution of the CIF file. Seems like a variant of MPEG-4 format, optimized for very small resolutions and frames.

This qcif file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.


How to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.qcif files.

How to convert:

Probably can be exported to other formats.

How to solve problems with QCIF files

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