.H264 File Extension

H.264 Video File

General Information

Title H.264 File Extension
Extension .h264
Full Form H.264 Video File
File Type Video File
Developer ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group, ISO/IEC JTC1
MIME Type video/h264

File Function

Primary Function Store video
Additional Functions Streaming, Playback
Features High Compression, High Quality

File Characteristics

Quality High Definition
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes, with software

Use Cases

Video Recording Yes
Streaming Services Yes
Surveillance Cameras Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Exploit vulnerabilities
Best Practices Regular updates, Antivirus

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2003
Latest Version H.264 (as of 2023)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .mp4, .mkv, .avi, .mov

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
VLC Media Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS
FFmpeg Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Adobe Premiere Pro Subscription Windows, Mac