In this article, we will provide information about a file format such as M3U8. Below is a description of it. In addition, we will explain how to open an M3U8 file, what programs exist for this.
M3U8 is a playlist. It is used by various programs to play video and audio content. Files of this format have the same structure as M3U, they differ in encoding.
Before explaining to you how to open M3U8, I would like to clarify that such a file is widely used to store track records. Almost any operating system supports this format, but you should use special utilities to play it. And what exactly? Read more about this below.
So how do you open an M3U8 file? The Windows operating system has a standard utility that will cope with this task. It is called Windows Media Player, among users the program is quite popular. Also, to open M3U8 files, utilities such as:
- Apple iTunes.
- Roxio Creator.
- Media Player Classic.
- Microsoft zune.
If you have a Linux operating system, then you can use a utility such as VideoLAN VLC media player or XMMS to open such playlists.
You can also work with files of this format on devices with Mac OS. On "Macbook" you can use utilities such as Apple iTunes, Songbird.
Why can't the file open?
It happens that a person uses a suitable program, but still cannot open an M3U8 file. This problem may occur for the following reasons:
- file infected;
- outdated drivers installed;
- device has insufficient resources;
- file damaged;
- not enough operating system resources;
- Installed drivers are corrupted.
Conversion to other formats
This format is unique. Therefore, conversion to others is rarely required. However, if necessary, you can convert the files. To do this, you need to install additional utilities, for example, Online Convert. You can also use online services.