27 File Extensions You Are Familiar With But Didn’t Know The Full Forms Of

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12:51 pm 19 May, 2016

You must have come across all of the file extensions mentioned here. Yet there is a very high chance that you do not know their full forms or why the extensions are named so. Here’s to increase your computer general knowledge a bit.

 

1. A high-quality video format

 

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2. Video delivered over the internet using flash player.

 

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3. A high-quality video format that can hold audio, video and subtitles in a single, small size file.

 

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4. One of the earliest video coders.

 

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5. The compressor file.

 

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6. This can only be opened in Adobe Photoshop.

 

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7.  An application programming interface (API) of Microsoft Windows used for modifications in software.

 

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8. Nearly every software for Windows OS have this extension.

 

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9. Used by Apple devices for audio files.

 

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10. Used by Microsoft for audio files.

 

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11. This is the file extension of the very-small-size videos that one can play on mobiles.

 

 

3gp-poster

 

12. Interactive web content on web browsers are in this format.

 

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13. All Microsoft Office Excel versions before 2007 have this extension. It is .xlsx for 2007 and later.

 

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14. All Microsoft Office Word versions before 2007 have this extension. It is .docx for 2007 and later.


 

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15.  Device or program for encoding or decoding a digital data stream or signal.

 

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16. An open-source lossless audio file with very high sound quality but unplayable on MP3 players.

 

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17. The original file extension for one of the earliest video codecs.

 

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18. Nearly every photo is in this format.

 

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19. Adobe documents that you use daily.

 

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20. A image file extension with better quality than JPEG but larger file size.

 

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21. Mostly used in the publishing industry – newspapers, magazines, etc.

 

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22. Both audio and video codec used by Windows Media Player.

 

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23. Part of a series of video codecs made by Microsoft.

 

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24. The most commonly used audio file format.

 

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25. Second most-commonly used image file. Images are animated.

 

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26. A video file format supported by Microsoft.

 

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27. Audio coding that is better than MP3.

 

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