What is a .MEDIA File And How To Open It – Various (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .media extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .media file extension and how to open it.

What is a .MEDIA file?

The file extension .MEDIA stands for Security Camera Video. The creator of this file extension is Various. The file is a video related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .media file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .MEDIA file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .MEDIA file on your operating system/device.

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .media 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: FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MEDIA 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: 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. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MEDIA file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .media file on Mac 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. You can also use FFmpeg software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MEDIA 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .MEDIA file on Linux

To open the .media file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the FFmpeg software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MEDIA 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the FFmpeg software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .MEDIA file?

If you cannot open the .MEDIA file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MEDIA file.mef – Mamiya, .meg – MEGA Team, .mega – Megacubo, .mel – Autodesk, .mell – RedleX. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MEDIA file with the FFmpeg program on Windows, FFmpeg program on Mac and FFmpeg software on Linux.