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.M3U8 File Extension

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File TypeUTF-8 M3U Playlist File

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CategoryAudio Files
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Definition

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.

More Information

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.

Program(s) that open .M3U8 files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Nullsoft Winamp
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
Apple iTunes
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
Microsoft Windows Media Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
Foobar2000
Songbird
Mac OS X LogoMac
Apple iTunes
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
VideoLAN VLC media player
CocoModX
Songbird
Linux LogoLinux
XMMS
VideoLAN VLC media player
Updated 8/31/2015