The File Extensions Database


.VP8 File Extension

  • Developer by: VideoLAN Project Team
  • Category: Digital video and movie Files

What is an .VP8 file?

.VP8 is VP8 video codec video

The vp8 file extension is related to a video compression format owned by Google and commonly found inside Matroska WEBM container.

It is a competitor to H.264 video codec used to distribute video data on the Internet.


How to open:

Use compatible tools to playback *.vp8 files.

How to convert:

Compatible tools may be able to export *.vp8 files to other formats.

How to solve problems with VP8 files

  • Associate the VP8 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any VP8 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.VP8 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the VP8 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 .VP8 is VP8 video codec video. Because only the current version supports the latest VP8 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the VideoLAN Project Team manufacturer website after an available .VP8 is VP8 video codec video update.
  • To make sure that your VP8 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.