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M3U file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .m3u file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .m3u file?
  • What program do I need to open a .m3u file?
  • How can the .m3u file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .m3u files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ M3U Playlist File

M3U playlist file is a plain text file that contains the locations of one or more media files that the mediaplayer should play.
Category: Audio files
Application: Windows Media Player
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
M3U aliases:
M3U related links:
M3U related extensions:
Nokia Playlist

Multimedia Playlist

Session Description Protocol File

Windows Media Player Playlist

Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language

M4U Playlist File

Google Video Pointer

Media Player Classic Playlist

Foobar2000 Playlist

Music Module List

Other types of files may also use the .m3u file extension.

🔄 .m3u converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .m3u files to other formats:


For example, using the softwares above, a .m3u file can be converted into one of the following formats:

lpc10, raw, aifc, sb, 8svx, prc, sph, wav, dat, xa, txw, sl, wve, s3, smp

🚫 The .m3u file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

m3, m3h, m3i, m3j, meu, mu, mu3

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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🔴 Can't open a .m3u 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:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .m3u file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

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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