File Extension M3U8

.M3U8 File

File extension: M3U8
File type: MP3 Playlist File (UTF-8)


Notes about the M3U8 file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The M3U8 file type is primarily associated with 'MP3 Playlist File (UTF-8)'. A variation of the M3U format with Unicode support.

Detailed information for file extension M3U8:


Primary association: MP3 Playlist File (UTF-8)
Identifying characters Hex: EF BB BF 23 45 58 54 4D 33 55 0D 0A , ASCII: ...#EXTM3U
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .M3U8

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: foobar2000.m3u8
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Audio\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe %1

ProgramID: foobar2000.m3u8
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe %1

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

ProgramID: QCD.playlist
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\quintessential player\qcdplayer.exeexec

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

ProgramID: iTunes.m3u8
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\iTunes\iTunes.exe /open

ProgramID: iTunes.m3u8
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\iTunes.exe /open


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