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Details of the .mpeg-4 file extension

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.mp4 file extension details

Mpeg-4 Video Container

Mpeg-4 Video Container .mp4 file icon
MP4 file is an Mpeg-4 Video Container. It is the global file extension for the official container format defined in the MPEG-4 standard. This format allows you to combine different multimedia streams (most of the time audio and video) into one single file.
Category: Video files
Application: Windows Media Player
Mime-type: video/mp4
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MP4 aliases:
mp4v, mpeg-4, mpeg4, mpg4, mpv4, mv4
MP4 related links:
MP4 related extensions:
Microsoft Video for Windows Movie

QuickTime Movie

Mpeg Video

Multimedia Viewer Book

RealMedia File

3GP Video File

Advanced Systems Format Media

Digital Video

Adobe Flash Video File

Indeo Video File

Other types of files may also use the .mpeg-4 file extension.

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We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Mpeg-4 Video Container
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Can't open a .mpeg-4 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

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Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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