File Extension Library

.WEBM File Extension

  • Developer by: Google
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .WEBM files and how to open them?

Can't open .WEBM file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .WEBM file.

What is a .WEBM file extension?

.WEBM file extension is created by Google. .WEBM has been classified as Video Files. The format of .WEBM file is Binary.

.WEBM is WebM Video File

A WEBM file is a compressed video saved in the WebM format, an open, high-quality video standard. It stores video compressed using VP8 technology and audio compressed using Ogg Vorbis compression. WEBM files are commonly used for delivering online videos using the HTML5 <video> tag.

The WEBM container format is based on the Matroska container, which stores Matroska video in .MKV files. Most major Web browsers will support WebM as part of HTML5 video delivery. WebM is an alternative to the patented h.264 and MPEG4 standards, and is suitable for commercial and non-commercial applications.

NOTE: Google acquired ON2, the original developer of VP8 technology. VP8 is now an open and free technology.

List of all softwares that can open the WebM Video File
File Viewer Plus
VideoLAN VLC media player
Miro Video Converter
Microsoft Windows Media Player with DirectShow Filter
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Internet Explorer with VP8 plug-in
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
VideoLAN VLC media player
Miro Video Converter
ShedWorx Smart Converter
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Eltima Elmedia Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
Mozilla Firefox
olimsoft OPlayer
PentaLoop PlayerXtreme Media Player
File Viewer for Android

How to fix problems with .WEBM files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .WEBM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .WEBM file format
  2. You need to check the .WEBM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)