The File Extensions Database


.YUV File Extension

  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .YUV file?

.YUV is YUV Video File

A YUV file is a video file encoded in the YUV format. It stores a sequence of YUV images as a single video file and may be saved in YUV 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4 formats. YUV video files may be decoded by MPEG-4 and H.264 decoders.

Programs that open YUV Video File
Windows
Sunray Image YUVTools
WinXMedia AVI/WMV MP4 Converter
Mac
MPlayerX
MPlayer
Linux
MPlayer
File Type 2 YUV Encoded Image File
Category: Raster Image Files Format: Binary

Image created in the YUV format, which splits color across Y, U, and V components; stores the brightness (luminance) as the Y value, and the color (chrominance) as U and V values; can be used for storing color information more accurately than the direct RGB representation.

The YUV format is often written Y'UV.

Programs that open YUV Encoded Image File
Windows
Datahammer 7yuv YUV Viewer
Elecard YUV Viewer
ImageMagick
XnViewMP
Mac
XnViewMP
Linux
XnViewMP

How to solve problems with YUV files

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