What is a .VDF File And How To Open It – VirtualDub (Guide)


Have you downloaded a file with .vdf extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .vdf file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .VDF file?

The file extension .VDF is from VirtualDub Video Filter.The developer of this file extension is VirtualDub. The file is a plugin related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .vdf file on 1 platform.

How to open a .VDF file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .VDF file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the VirtualDub software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VirtualDub.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VDF 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 right click on your file and choose “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 VirtualDub software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .VDF file?

If you are still unable to open the .VDF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .VDF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .vdf – Valve, .vdf – Avira Operations, .vdf – Piranha Bytes. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .VDF file with the VirtualDub program on Windows.