.YUV File Extension

Color Space Pixel Format

Question: What is an YUV File?

Have you found, downloaded or received an YUV file, but don't know which software program is required to open it?

Before attempting to open an YUV file, you'll need to determine what kind of file you are dealing with and whether it is even possible to open or view the file format.

Answer: Files which are given the .YUV extension are known as Color Space Pixel Format files, however other file types may also use this extension. If you are aware of any additional file formats that use the YUV extension, please let us know.

How to open a YUV file:

The best way to open an YUV file is to simply double-click it and let the default assoisated application open the file. If you are unable to open the file this way, it may be because you do not have the correct application associated with the extension to view or edit the YUV file.

This file format was added to our database by a visitor to this site, but no additional information was provided. We have yet to investigate this file type further, or there was not enough information available at the time to report accurately on the format.

Please check back soon for more information as we are constantly updating our file descriptions based on search frequency.

Tip: Try to open the YUV file using a text-editor such as Notepad, as many file types contain simply contain unformatted plain-text and can viewed correctly using this method.

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Comments (2)
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2010-04-07 15:28:05
Does the .yuv file have a header? Like the dimension? And how is it built up, Y first then U and V? Or in a 16x16 Mpeg sort of way?

What software can you recommend to open and edit .yuv files?
2010-07-26 08:09:16
I am also wondering this, there is vey little info on this file type available. It can come in 444,422 411 forms, but even still, header or no header? etc...?

Anyway, If you have the YUV values in binary form you can put them into arrays, do yuv2rgb conversion and save as jpeg using matlab or C++ with openCV libs.