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VFW File Extension

VFW file extension is created by Microsoft, also known as Video for Windows. VFW has been classified as Video Files. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open VFW files in MPlayerX program.

Video for Windows File Type

Video for Windows File Type
Extension .vfw
Developer Microsoft
Popularity 5.0 (3 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program MPlayerX
Category Video Files
Format Binary
Updated 6/1/2024

What is a VFW File Type?

The VFW format was introduced in the 1990s when the Video for Windows software was released in 1992. It reached its peak in the mid-1990s when Video for Windows was integrated into several Windows operating systems. However, it became less common in the late 1990s when Video for Windows was removed from the Windows operating systems.

Although VFW files are no longer common they are still supported by several video programs. Some applications such as Microsoft Windows Media Player, Apple QuickTime Player and MPlayerX can play VFW files.

Free online VFW Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .VFW (Video for Windows) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to VFW, merge, split and compare the VFW files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

VFW Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Video for Windows .VFW File Extensions while opening the .VFW files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open VFW Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Video for Windows on your system such as MPlayerX.
  2. Associate default Mplayerx MPlayerX program for *.vfw (Video for Windows) files.

    Associate VFW Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.VFW (e.g example.vfw) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Mplayerx MPlayerX program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .vfw files.

    Associate VFW Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.VFW (e.g example.vfw) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Mplayerx MPlayerX program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .MPlayerX extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

Related VFW File Extensions

VFW default file extension is .VFW and other similer related extensions are:

All Platform Software Programs for VFW File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the VFW files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open VFW File on Windows

Software License Developer
ACD Systems ACDSee image. ACD Systems ACDSee 2019 for Windows Commercial ACD Systems
MPlayer image. MPlayer 1 for Windows Open Source MPlayer
Microsoft Windows Media Player image. Microsoft Windows Media Player 12 for Windows Bundled Microsoft

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen VFW File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Eltima Elmedia Player image. Eltima Elmedia Player 6 for MacOs Freeware Eltima
MPlayer image. MPlayer 1 for MacOs Open Source MPlayer
MPlayerX image. MPlayerX 000 for MacOs Free MPlayerX

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen VFW file on Linux

Software License Developer
MPlayer image. MPlayer 1 for Linux Open Source MPlayer

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen VFW file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen VFW file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen VFW file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

VFW file extension icon image.About VFW - Video for Windows

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Updated 6/1/2024

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