The File Extensions Database

.VCR File Extension

  • Developer by: ATI Technologies
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .VCR file?

.VCR is ATI Video Card Recording

Video file recorded by ATI video cards through the ATI Multimedia Center, a program bundled with ATI video card purchases; contains video data recorded from the computer's screen while running programs; used to capture video game replays or TV on the computer.

VCR files are stored in a proprietary format, but they may be converted to MPEG2 using the ATI Library within the ATI Multimedia Center.

Programs that open ATI Video Card Recording
ATI Multimedia Center

How to solve problems with VCR files

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