The File Extensions Database


.YIFY File Extension

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

What is an .YIFY file?

.YIFY is Warez movie

The yify is not actually a file extension, but a "label" of certain warez groups that offer movies over the P2P networks.

YIFY is usually just part of the file name, whilst the files are in either AVIs, MP4s, MKVs or similar multimedia format.


How to open:

Files with YIFY in file name are usually movies playable in any video player.

How to convert:

Use any video converter to transform *.yify files to other video formats.

How to solve problems with YIFY files

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