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File extension M3U

The most common cause of problems with opening the M3U file is simply the lack of appropriate applications installed on your computer. In this case, it is sufficient to find, download and install an application that supports the M3U file format - this type of programs are available below.

File type MP3 Songs Playlist Format
Developer Nullsoft
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It should be noted that some coded data from files that your computer does not read can be sometimes previewed in a Notepad. This way, we will read passages of a text or numbers. It is worth checking if this method can also be applied to the M3U files.

What should be done when an application from the list has already been installed?

Often, an installed application should automatically link to a M3U file. If it did not happen, the M3U file can be linked with the newly installed application manually. Simply right-click on the M3U file, then from the available list select "Choose default program". Next, select "Browse" and find the application you selected. These changes have to be confirmed by pressing the "OK" button.

Programs that can open the M3U file

Windows
  • WinampWinamp
  • iTunesiTunes
  • RealPlayerRealPlayer
  • Windows Media PlayerWindows Media Player
  • VLC media playerVLC media player
  • Media Player ClassicMedia Player Classic
  • Foobar2000Foobar2000
  • SongbirdSongbird
  • Helium Music ManagerHelium Music Manager
  • KMPlayerKMPlayer
  • MediaMonkeyMediaMonkey
  • ZuneZune
  • VUPlayerVUPlayer
  • ALLPlayerALLPlayer
  • Cue SplitterCue Splitter
Mac OS
  • iTunesiTunes
  • RealPlayerRealPlayer
  • VLC media playerVLC media player
  • SongbirdSongbird
Linux
  • XMMSXMMS
  • VLC media playerVLC media player
Android
  • VLC media player for AndroidVLC media player for Android

Why can’t I open the M3U file?

However, problems with the M3U files can also have a different background. Sometimes even the software, installed on your computer, that supports the M3U files does not solve the problem. The reason for the fact that the M3U file can’t be opened and used can also be:

- an incorrect link to the M3U file in the registry entries
- corruption of a M3U file, that you want to open
- infection of a M3U file (viruses)
- insufficient computer hardware resources
- drivers out of date
- accidental deletion of the M3U file from the Windows registry
- incomplete installation of the program that supports a M3U file?

Solving these problems should allow the free opening and working with the M3U files. If the computer still has problems with the files, use the services of an expert who will diagnose a specific cause.

My computer does not show file extensions, what should I do?

In the standard Windows settings, a computer user cannot see the M3U file extension. However, you can successfully change this in the settings. Just go to "Control Panel" and select "Appearance and Personalization". Then, go to the "Folder Options" and open the "View" tab. On the "View" tab, you will find "Hide extensions for known file types" – you should mark this option and confirm by pressing "OK". At this point, the extension of all files, including the M3U files should be displayed after the file name.