WEBM File Extension

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WebM Video Format
  • Developer
    Google
  • Popularity
    3.9 (11 votes)

What is WEBM file?

File with WEBM contains multimedia data as a Matroska container. The format was developed with support from Google in 2010 as a free, open format for internet-related purposes. WEBM container can comprise of:

  • video stream data encoded in VP8 or VP9 technology,
  • audio stream data compressed using Opus or Vorbis codec,
  • text track in WebVTT format – initial version of WEBM format did not support any type of subtitles.

The format is restricted to used only selected codecs, all of which are open-source to facilitate use in free and paid applications. Web browsers that support WebM format should have no problem opening any WEBM file as it doesn’t require any additional codecs to be installed on the system. The format is well-suited for streaming of variable quality. WEBM is commonly used for videoconferencing.

No additional software is required in order to used this format as any apllication that supports it already has the necessary resources to process WEBM data. WEBM can store audio and video data, then its MIME type is to video/webm ; for audio data only, the MIME types is to audio/webm. WEBM specification and implementation details along with information on planned changes can be found on webmproject.org website.

Conversion of a WEBM file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the WEBM extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of WEBM file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from WEBM extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to WEBM file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the WEBM file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the WEBM file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the WEBM file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the WEBM file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the WEBM file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the WEBM file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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