File Extension M3U

.M3U File

File extension: M3U
File type: MP3 Playlist File
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Notes about the M3U file extension:



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The M3U file type is primarily associated with 'MP3 Playlist File'. Generally known as a Winamp Playlist file, this format has been adopted by a wide variety of MP3 players. You can also use this file for redirection on a website. Use a text editor to create an .M3U file that contains a single line: the full URL to the .MP3 file (e.g., MYAUDIO.M3U contains http://mysite.com/myaudio.mp3 as its only entry). Use ASCII mode to upload the .M3U file and binary mode to upload the .MP3 file. Be certain the server has audio/mpeg as the MIME type for the .MP3 file extension and audio/x-mpegurl for the .M3U file extension. You can then link to the .M3U file with the following HTML code: <a href="myaudio.m3u" type="audio/x-mpegurl">Play My Audio</a>. Some also use this file extension to redirect .OGG files although this is a non-standard use. The method is similar substituting .OGG and MIME type application/ogg for the media file in the above.

Detailed information for file extension M3U:


Primary association: MP3 Playlist File
Mime type: audio/x-mpegurl, audio/mpeg-url, application/x-winamp-playlist, audio/scpls, audio/x-scpls
Identifying characters Hex: 23 45 58 54 4D 33 55 0D 0A , ASCII: #EXTM3U
Related links: Winamp, MattBatt iAM-player, Windows Media Player, Yahoo! Music, AudioPlayer
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .M3U

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: ati_mfplay, FileType: ATI File Player, AppName: ATI Multimedia Center
EXEFile: ATIMMC.EXE

ProgramID: iTunes.m3u, FileType: M3U Audio Playlist, AppName: iTunes
EXEFile: iTunes.exe

ProgramID: m3ufile, FileType: M3U file, AppName: Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player
EXEFile: wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: m3ufile, FileType: M3U file, AppName: Windows Media Player
EXEFile: mplayer2.exe

ProgramID: m3ufile, FileType: M3U file, AppName: Windows Media Player
EXEFile: wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: m3ufile, FileType: MP3 Format Sound, AppName: Windows Media Player

ProgramID: MMJB.M3U, FileType: m3u file, AppName: MUSICMATCH Jukebox
EXEFile: mmjblaunch.exe

ProgramID: QuickTime.m3u, FileType: SMIL, AppName: QuickTime Player
EXEFile: QuickTimePlayer.exe

ProgramID: QuickTime.m3u, FileType: SMIL, AppName: QuickTime Player Application
EXEFile: QuickTimePlayer.exe

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP3PL.6, FileType: MP3 Audio PlayList, AppName: RealOne Enterprise Desktop

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP3PL.6, FileType: MP3 Audio PlayList, AppName: RealOne Player
EXEFile: RealPlay.exe

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP3PL.6, FileType: MP3 Audio PlayList, AppName: RealPlayer
EXEFile: RealPlay.exe

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP3PL.6, FileType: MP3 PlayLists (.m3u,.pls,.xpl), AppName: RealPlayer
EXEFile: RealPlay.exe

ProgramID: Roxio.file.audio.m3u, FileType: MP3 Playlist, AppName: Roxio AudioCentral Player
EXEFile: RxPlayer.exe

ProgramID: Roxio.file.audio.m3u, FileType: WinAmp Playlist, AppName: Roxio AudioCentral Player
EXEFile: RxPlayer.exe

ProgramID: Sonique.PlayList, FileType: Sonique Playlist, AppName: Sonique

ProgramID: UltraPlayer.Playlist, FileType: UltraPlayer Playlist, AppName: UltraPlayer Multimedia Player Application
EXEFile: UPlayer.exe

ProgramID: Winamp.Playlist, FileType: Winamp media file, AppName: Winamp
EXEFile: winamp.exe

ProgramID: Winamp.PlayList, FileType: Winamp playlist file, AppName: Winamp
EXEFile: Winamp.exe

ProgramID: Winamp3.PlayList, FileType: Winamp playlist file, AppName: Winamp3
EXEFile: studio.exe

ProgramID: Winamp3.PlayList, FileType: Winamp playlist file, AppName: Winamp3
EXEFile: winamp3.exe

ProgramID: Winamp.PlayList
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp5\Winamp.exe %1

ProgramID: ACEMegaCoDecSPack.PlaylistFileS
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACE Mega CoDecS Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe %1 /open

ProgramID: CtraxPlayer.2.File
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\system32\CtrxPl.exe /Play

ProgramID: m3ufile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JetAudio\JetAudio.exe %1

ProgramID: MPlayerFileList
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MPlayer for Windows\MPUI.exe

ProgramID: Winamp.PlayList
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp5.08\Winamp.exe %1

ProgramID: Roxio.file.audio.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxPlayer.exe /openfiles %L

ProgramID: m3ufile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WINDOW~1\wmplayer.exe /Open %L

ProgramID: WinRip.PlayList
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\InterVideo\WinRip\WinRip.exe

ProgramID: Winamp3.PlayList
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp3\winamp3.exe %1

ProgramID: Winamp3.PlayList
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp3\Studio.exe %1

ProgramID: Winamp.PlayList
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp\Winamp.exe %1

ProgramID: Winamp.PlayList
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Netscape\Communicator\Winamp\winamp.exe %1

ProgramID: Winamp.PlayList
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JetAudio\JetAudio.exe %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP3PL.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\RealPlay.exe %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP3PL.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe /m audio/mpegurl %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP3PL.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP3PL.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Real\RealOne Player\RealPlay.exe %1

ProgramID: QuickTime.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QUICKT~1\QuickTimePlayer.exe %1

ProgramID: Morpheus.Audio
EXEFile: C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy Son\Desktop\Media Downloads\Morpheus\Morpheus.exe %1

ProgramID: MMJB.M3U
EXEFile: D:\EXTRA_PROGRAMS\Music Programs\MUSICMATCH

ProgramID: MMJB.M3U
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmjblaunch.exe %1

ProgramID: MMJB.M3U
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmjblaunch.exe

ProgramID: m3ufile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /prefetch:6 /Open %L

ProgramID: m3ufile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /prefetch:6 /Open

ProgramID: m3ufile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /prefetch:6

ProgramID: m3ufile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /Open %L

ProgramID: m3ufile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: iTunes.m3u
EXEFile: D:\iTunes\iTunes.exe /open %L

ProgramID: iTunes.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\iTunes\iTunes.exe /open %L

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\HP Rhapsody\rhapsody.exe

ProgramID: Ares.Playlist
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ares\Ares.exe

ProgramID: QuickTime.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe %1

ProgramID: MMJB.M3U
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Creative\mmjblaunch.exe %1

ProgramID: SORITONG.FILE
EXEFile: D:\soritong990110\bin\SoriTong.exe %1

ProgramID: iriverplus.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\iriver\iriver plus\iplus.exe %1

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.exe %1

ProgramID: m3ufile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe /Play %L

ProgramID: ACEMegaCoDecSPack.PlaylistFileS
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACE Mega CoDecS Pack\BSPlayer\bsplayer.exe /open

ProgramID: MMJB.M3U
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\MMJB.exe %1

ProgramID: YMP.Playlist
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Yahoo! Music Engine\YahooMusicEngine.exe -list %1

ProgramID: XingMP3.Media.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Xing\XingMP3 Player\XingMP3 Player.exe %1

ProgramID: MMJB.M3U
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Media\Audio\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmjblaunch.exe %1

ProgramID: NeroShowTime.Files.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ahead\Nero ShowTime\ShowTime.exe

ProgramID: NeroShowTime.Files.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ahead3\Nero ShowTime\ShowTime.exe

ProgramID: foobar2000.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP3PL.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MEDIAM~1\MEDIAM~2.EXE

ProgramID: ACDSee 8.0.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\8.0\ACDSee8.exe

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP3PL.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JetAudio\JetAudio.exe

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Rhapsody\rhapsody.exe

ProgramID: iTunes.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickTime\iTunes.exe /open

ProgramID: ACEMegaCoDecSPack.PlaylistFileS
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACE Mega CoDecS Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Best Buy Rhapsody\rhapsody.exe

ProgramID: WMP11.AssocFile.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /prefetch:6 /Open

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Comcast Rhapsody\rhapsody.exe

ProgramID: Microsoft.Zune.1.M3U
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Zune\Zune.exe /Open

ProgramID: QMP.playlist
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Quintessential Media Player\QMPlayer.exe /open

ProgramID: Ares.Playlist
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ares.exe

ProgramID: MediaJukebox.File
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\system32\mjextman.exe /Play

ProgramID: m3ufile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\!BackupC\prgs\Light Alloy\LA.exe

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MEDIAM~1\MEDIAM~1.EXE

ProgramID: ALLPlayerFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MarBit\ALLPlayer\ALLPlayer.exe

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP3PL.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\COMCAS~1\Rhapsody.exe

ProgramID: qvodplayer.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QvodPlayer\QvodPlayer.exe -localfile

ProgramID: ACDSee 7.0.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\7.0\ACDSee7.exe

ProgramID: Ares.Playlist
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ares\Ares.exe

ProgramID: ACDSee.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\5.0\ACDSee5.exe

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey (non-skinned).exe

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.M3UFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.exe

ProgramID: iTunes.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\iTunes.exe /open

ProgramID: stormplayer.m3u
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\StormII\Storm.exe /play

ProgramID: KuGoo.M3U
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\KuGou\KuGou2008\KuGoo.exe /Open

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\BESTBU~1\rhapsody.exe

ProgramID: MPlayerFileList
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MPlayer\mplayer\smplayer_portable.exe

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP3PL.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Dhamu\Download\RealPlay.exe


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