How to Open .AAE files on Windows 10?by Steph Fernandez Digital Marketer
.AAE file extension can be used by Adobe After Effects (an image and animation editor) produced by Adobe Systems. It is a video composing and editing software that enables you to create videos for movies, TV shows, special effects and other multimedia projects. You cannot directly open .AAE files unless you have Adobe After Effects installed on your computer. For you to open .AAE files, use the following methods.
Method 1: Use a software called "a helper" to open .aae file.
The first method is quite easy and known by many people who want to open .AAE files for previewing or editing. It will require using an application called "aehelper". You can download it for free from its official website. After you have created the file association with Adobe After Effects, when opening .aae files, they will be automatically opened with Adobe After Effects for previewing or editing.
Method 2: Use VLC Media Player to open .aae file.
The second method is also easy for people who are not familiar with creating file associations or using third-party applications. You can simply use VLC Media Player to preview and edit the content of your .AAE files like any other media formats. If you have installed VLC Media Player on your computer, you can follow the steps below to preview or edit .AAE files.
Step 1: Launch VLC Media Player by double-clicking on its shortcut icon on your desktop. Then click "Media" from the toolbar menu and select "Open File" option.
Step 2: Browse your computer for .aae files and click "Open" to open them.
Note: if you are using Windows 10, you need to make sure that VLC Media Player is installed at least version 3.0 or above because the latest version of Windows 10 blocks any legacy applications running on it unless they are at least compatible with current system requirements. Therefore, application developers will have to update their applications to make them compatible with Windows 10.
Step 3: Right after the .Aae file is opened, you can start previewing or editing its content immediately. You do not need to install any extra applications to edit your files.
If you encounter problems when opening .AAE files because of its association with Adobe After Effects, you can always use the method 1 or 2 to solve your problem. If not, you may need to reinstall Adobe After Effects properly on your computer.
How to Extract Files from .AAE files?
When trying to extract files in .aae file format, the best software I know of is called Nomarch Extractor. It is developed to extract various compressed files in many formats, including .aae files. Nomarch Extractor supports Windows 10 and other versions of Windows operating system.
How to convert an .AAE file?
When you want to open or edit your .AAE file but it cannot be loaded due to wrong settings, you need to convert your .aae file to another file format. Here I recommend you to use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows which can easily and totally solve all your problems in files opening or editing. This great tool not only supports converting .AAE files but also many other video formats, such as MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, MTS, VOB... etc. It can convert video to any devices you have, including iPhone 7/6S/SE, iPad Pro 2/Mini 4, Apple TV 4K and other iOS devices.
If you are using Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or macOS 10.12 Sierra system, you can use the equivalent video converter for Mac - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to convert your .aae files with ease.
How to Convert AAE to MPEG-2 format?
If you are an editor of DVD discs, TV shows or multimedia projects, you may need to burn videos in DV AVI file format into DVD discs or MPEG-2 format. If you have a Mac, Pavtube DV AVI Converter for Mac is a good choice to meet your demands.
If you are using Windows operating system on your computer, here I introduce the best tool for converting .aae file to MPEG-2 format - WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. It can not only convert the AAE file format but also other popular video formats like MOV, M4V, WMV, RMVB, MKVs... to MPEG-2 for DVD burning process easily and quickly.
Created on Nov 25th 2021 10:53. Viewed 270 times.