.M3U File Extension

File Type:
Media Playlist File

Having trouble opening .m3u extension? Don't panic! This page explains what m3u files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open m3u files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a M3U file?

M3u file extension has Media Playlist file type, developed by Nullsoft, which is associated with the "audio files" category.

Media playlist file typically provides a playlist with audio and video files, including .MP3 files. It can indicate the location of media files as we. However, M3U files do not store any actual files themselves other than references to media files.
M3U files come in a plain text format, and are supported by iTunes, Winamp, and other media players.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

m3u file icon
File Type:
Media Playlist File
Audio Files

How to open M3U file?

Double click the m3u file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .m3u extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the m3u extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the m3u file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open M3U files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the m3u file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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