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MP4 file - How do I open a .mp4 file?

The table below provides useful information about the .mp4 file extension. It answers questions such as:

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

✅ Mpeg-4 Video Container

Mpeg-4 Video Container .mp4 file icon
The 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:
mp4s, 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

✅ Mpeg-4 Audio

Mpeg-4 Audio .m4a file icon
The M4A file is a MPEG-4 audio stream (MP4). MP4 is a better audio compression technology than old MP3.
Category: Audio files
Application: Windows Media Player
Mime-type: audio/x-m4a
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
M4A aliases:
mp4, mp4a
M4A related links:
M4A related extensions:
Audio Interchange File

CD Audio Track

MIDI Music

Real Audio Sound

Macintosh Sound Resource

Amiga 8SVX Sound

Other types of files may also use the .mp4 file extension.

🔄 .mp4 converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .mp4 files to other formats:

FFmpeg, SUPER Media Converter

For example, using the softwares above, a .mp4 file can be converted into one of the following formats:

flv, wmv, 3gp, avi, webm, mpg, ogg, m4v

🚫 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:

hp4, jp4, lp4, m4, m4p, ml4, mp, mpe, mpr, mpt, np4, p4, pm4

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Milestones v4 Project
Adobe Pagemaker 4.0 Document
MatrixPlot Data
Elphel Project JP4 File
Visual FoxPro Menu Program
36-Image Converter Language Data

🔴 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:

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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