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.MP4 File Extension

File TypeMPEG-4 Video File

DeveloperMoving Picture Experts Group
4.0 (683 Votes)
CategoryVideo Files


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

What is an MP4 file?

An MP4 file is a multimedia file commonly used to store a movie or video clip, but may also contain subtitles or images. MP4 is short for MPEG-4 Part 14, which is a container format based on the QuickTime File Format (QTFF) used by .MOV and .QT files.

More Information

MP4 files use MPEG-4 compression, a standard developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). This format includes separate compression for audio and video tracks. Video is compressed with MPEG-4 video encoding and audio is compressed using AAC compression, which is the same type of audio compression used in .AAC files.

Much of the MP4 format's popularity can be attributed to Apple's iTunes Store. It is also commonly used for streaming video on the Internet and is supported by a wide range of video programs and various hardware devices.

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Programs that open MP4 files
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Video
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Nullsoft Winamp
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 5
Corel VideoStudio Pro X10 Ultimate
CyberLink PowerDVD 16
VideoLAN VLC media player
Wondershare Filmora 6
Other movie player
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Roxio Toast 15
Eltima Elmedia Player
VideoLAN VLC media player
Wondershare Filmora 6
Other movie player
VideoLAN VLC media player
Apple Music
olimsoft OPlayer
PentaLoop PlayerXtreme Media Player
Google Drive
BooKPia MP4 Video Player for Android
BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player
Google Drive
Videolabs VLC for Android
Updated 7/14/2016

About the file extension mp4

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