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.M3U8 File Extension

File TypeUTF-8 M3U Playlist File

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What is a M3U8 file?

Playlist file used by various audio and video playback programs; uses the same formatting as an .M3U file, except the text stored in the file uses UTF-8 character encoding; often used for storing playlists that have song names in different languages.

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NOTE: Some M3U files may already use UTF-8 character encoding. However, M3U files may also use other character encoding standards. Therefore, the M3U8 extension is used to explicitly state that UTF-8 character encoding is used.

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Programs that open M3U8 files
Windows
Nullsoft Winamp
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 4
Apple iTunes
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
Microsoft Windows Media Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
Foobar2000
Songbird
Mac
Apple iTunes
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
VideoLAN VLC media player
CocoModX
Songbird
Linux
XMMS
VideoLAN VLC media player
Updated 8/31/2015

.M3U8 Extension Information

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