The File Extensions Database


.VP9 File Extension

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

What is an .VP9 file?

.VP9 is VP9 video

The vp9 file extension is associated with the VP9, a high resolution video codec developed by Google used to encode video data on the Internet supported by Google Chrome, Chromium, Firefox browsers etc.

The vp9 file stores video data encoded by Google VP9 codec.

VP9 video data can be included to Matroska and WebM multimedia containers.


How to open:

Use VLC player to open *.vp9 files.

How to convert:

Compatible tools may be able to export *.vp9 files to other formats.

How to solve problems with VP9 files

  • Associate the VP9 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any VP9 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.VP9 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the VP9 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 .VP9 is VP9 video. Because only the current version supports the latest VP9 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the VideoLAN Project Team manufacturer website after an available .VP9 is VP9 video update.
  • To make sure that your VP9 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.