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.M3U File Extension

File TypeMedia Playlist File

DeveloperNullsoft
Popularity
3.9 (28 Votes)
CategoryAudio Files
FormatText

Text

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What is an M3U file?

An M3U file is a media playlist file supported by several media players such as Winamp and iTunes. It contains a playlist of MP3s and other audio or video files and lists the locations of media files in a plain text format.

More Information

M3U playlists are typically used for audio playlists, but some may also include references to video files. M3U files contains references to media files, but not the actual files themselves.

NOTE: "M3U" is short for "MP3 URL" or "Moving Picture Experts Group Audio Layer 3 Uniform Resource Locator."

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Programs that open M3U files
Windows
Microsoft Windows Media Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
Nullsoft Winamp
Apple iTunes
Media Player Classic
foobar2000
Clementine
Mac
Apple iTunes
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
VideoLAN VLC media player
Songbird
Clementine
Linux
XMMS
VideoLAN VLC media player
Clementine
Updated 7/28/2016

About the file extension m3u

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