M3U File Extension

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Media Playlist Format
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    Nullsoft
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What is M3U file?

The .M3U extension is an abbreviation for MP3 URL. The files that consist of the .M3U extension is basically the MP3 playlist files that are generally referred to as the Winamp playlist files.

This file format was originally developed for the Winamp application, but now various other MP3 players also make use of this .M3U format to manage customized playlists. As a matter of fact, most of the .M3U files are useful to save the audio playlists, however, some of them also contain the video file references. The .M3U files do not comprise of any genuine media within the files. They just consist of the references to the original media files that have been saved to the user’s playlist.

Conversion of a M3U file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the M3U extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of M3U file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from M3U extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to M3U file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the M3U file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the M3U file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the M3U file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the M3U file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the M3U file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the M3U file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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