MP4 file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .mp4 file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .mp4 file?
- What program do I need to open a .mp4 file?
- How can the .mp4 file be opened, edited or printed?
- How can I convert .mp4 files to another format?
- Where can I find the specifications for .mp4?
- Which MIME-type is associated with the .mp4 extension?
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1 extension(s) and 1 alias(es) found in database
Mpeg-4 Video Container
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.
M4A file is a MPEG-4 audio stream (MP4). MP4 is a better audio compression technology than old MP3.
Other types of files may also use the .mp4 file extension.
The following softwares are capable of converting .mp4 files to other formats:
For example, using the softwares above, a .mp4 file can be converted into one of the following formats:
The .mp4 file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
We found the following similar file extensions in our database:
Can't open a .mp4 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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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 .mp4 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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