What is a .YUV File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .yuv 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. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .yuv file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .YUV file?

The .YUV file extension is YUV Video File. This video related file is in binary format.

What to know

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

How to open a .YUV file?

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

How to open a .YUV file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .yuv file on Mac.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .YUV 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 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 MPlayer 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 .YUV file on Linux

The .yuv file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the MPlayer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use MPlayer software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .YUV 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the MPlayer software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .YUV file?

If you cannot open the .YUV file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .YUV file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .yz – YAC, .yz1 – Yamazaki ZIPPER, .z – Unix Compressed File, .z00 – Split Zip Archive, .z01 – First Split Zip File. 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 .YUV file with the MPlayer, MPlayerX programs on Mac and MPlayer software on Linux.