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.MP4 File Extension

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File TypeMPEG-4 Video File

DeveloperMoving Picture Experts Group
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CategoryVideo Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.


Movie or video clip that uses MPEG-4 compression, a standard developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG); commonly used for sharing video files on the Internet.

More Information

The MPEG-4 video format uses separate compression for audio and video tracks. Video is compressed with MPEG-4 video encoding. Audio is compressed using AAC compression, the same type of audio compression used in .AAC files.

MP4 files are supported by many video programs and various hardware devices, including the Microsoft Zune portable media player.

Program(s) that open .MP4 files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Windows Video
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Nullsoft Winamp
Microsoft Zune
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
Corel VideoStudio Pro X8 Ultimate
Adobe Flash Professional CC
CyberLink PowerDVD 15
VideoLAN VLC media player
Wondershare Video Editor
Other movie player
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Adobe Flash Professional CC
Roxio Toast 14
Roxio Popcorn
Eltima Elmedia Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
Other movie player
Linux LogoLinux
VideoLAN VLC media player
iOS LogoiOS
Apple Music
olimsoft OPlayer 2
PentaLoop PlayerXtreme Media Player 5
Google Drive
Android LogoAndroid
BooKPia MP4 Video Player for Android
BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player
Google Drive
Updated 8/3/2015