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M4U file: How can I open a .M4U file?

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✅ M4U Playlist File

M4U Playlist File .m4u file icon
The M4U file is an M4U Playlist. The playlist file is a plain text file that contains the locations of one or more MPEG-4 video files that the mediaplayer should play.
The M4U format description is not yet available
Category: Video files
Application: QuickTime Player
Mime-type: application/vnd.mpegurl
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
M4U aliases:
M4U related links:
M4U related extensions:
Mpeg-4 Video Container

M3U Playlist File

Mpeg-4 Audio

Nokia Playlist

Multimedia Playlist

Session Description Protocol File

⚠ Be careful with .m4u files.

It's important to know that the .m4u file extension can be used by various programs, not just the ones you expect. This includes potentially harmful software or malware that might create .m4u files. Be cautious when dealing with .m4u files from unknown sources.

🚫 The .m4u file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

m4, m4i, meu, mtu, mu

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

M4 Macro File

MS-DOS Shell Menu Group Data

Match! User Database

MuPAD Source Code

🔴 Can't open a .m4u 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:

Select an app to open this .m4u file

It means that the operating system does not have a default app associated with the .m4u file type. To resolve this issue and open the file, you can take the following steps:

If you don't know how to change the default app for the .m4u file, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. The extension of a file serves as a hint to the operating system and various software programs about the type of data contained within the file. When you alter a file's extension, you essentially modify how software applications interpret and handle that file. Every file has a specific format, also known as its file type or file format. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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