What is a .ANM File And How To Open It – Electronic Arts (Guide)

Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .anm extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .anm file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .ANM file?

The .ANM file extension stands for DeluxePaint Animation. The development of this file was done by Electronic Arts. The file is a video related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .anm file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .ANM file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .ANM file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ANM file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .anm file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the FFmpeg software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ANM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the FFmpeg software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ANM file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .anm file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the FFmpeg software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ANM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the FFmpeg software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .ANM file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .anm file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the FFmpeg software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .ANM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the FFmpeg software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .ANM file?

If you are still unable to open the .ANM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ANM file.anm – 3D Animation File. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ANM file with the FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Windows, FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Mac and FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.