File Extension MP4

.MP4 File

File extension: MP4
File type: Video File
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Notes about the MP4 file extension:



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The MP4 file type is primarily associated with 'MPEG-4'. You often see BIFS associated with MPEG-4. BIFS stands for "Binary Format for Scenes". BIFS provides a complete framework for the presentation engine of MPEG-4 terminals. Play MP4 files with various players; just download the correct CODEC from the player's Website. For a summary of how to view an MPEG-4 movie on a Sony PSP, see the FAQ.

Detailed information for file extension MP4:


Primary association: MPEG-4
Mime type: video/mp4v-es, audio/mp4
Identifying characters Hex: 00 00 00 , ASCII:
Program ID: NeroMIX.File , NeroShowTime.Files , QuickTime.mp4 , RealPlayer.MP4.6
Related links: MPEG-4 Industry Forum, FILExt Video FAQ

Other applications associated with file type MP4:

  • MP4The video MIME type for MP4 is  video/mp4  according to RFC4337. The MIME type  video/mp4v-es  is only used for MP4 in a RTP stream, not for a file (see RFC 3016).
    Please correct the file info for .mp4 files. This association is classified as Video. The Mime types used with this association are: video/mp4. Related links: RFC 4337, RFC 3016
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 .MP4

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: Winamp.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp5\Winamp.exe %1

ProgramID: ACEMegaCoDecSPack.MPEG4VideoFileS
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACE Mega CoDecS Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe %1 /open

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Rhapsody\Rhapsody.exe %1

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

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

ProgramID: 3ivx.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe %L

ProgramID: NeroShowTime.Files
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ahead\Nero ShowTime\ShowTime.exe %1

ProgramID: ZPMP4File
EXEFile: C:\Documents and Settings\Kimbali Bays\Desktop\XP CD Creator update\microsoft\zoomplayer403std\zplayer.exe %L

ProgramID: QuickTime.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QUICKT~1\MoviePlayer.exe %1

ProgramID: mplayerc.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: StudioII.Player
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Samsung\EASYST~1\FILEMA~1\EASYST~1.EXE

ProgramID: Microsoft.Zune.1.MP4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Zune\Zune.exe /Open

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

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP4.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\RealOne Player\RealPlay.exe %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP4.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP4.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Real\RealOne Player\RealPlay.exe %1

ProgramID: QuickTime.mp4
EXEFile: C:\QUICKT~1\QuickTimePlayer.exe %1

ProgramID: QuickTime.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QUICKT~2\QuickTimePlayer.exe %1

ProgramID: QuickTime.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QUICKT~1\QuickTimePlayer.exe %1

ProgramID: QuickTime.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Free\QUICKT~1\QuickTimePlayer.exe %1

ProgramID: mpegfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /prefetch:9 /Open %L

ProgramID: MPEG-4 File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Kazaa 2.4\K-Lite Codec Pack\media player classic\mplayerc.exe %L

ProgramID: MPEG-4 File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\media player classic\mplayerc.exe %L

ProgramID: MPEG-4 File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe %1

ProgramID: mp4file
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\mpegable\Player\mpegablePlayer.exe %1

ProgramID: foobar2000.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe %1

ProgramID: foobar2000.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Audio\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe %1

ProgramID: ACDSee 7.0.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\7.0\ACDSee7.exe %1

ProgramID: totalplayer.file
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Total Video Player\tvp.exe

ProgramID: 3ivx.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe %L

ProgramID: QuickTime.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe %1

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

ProgramID: ZPMP4File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Combined Community Codec Pack\MPC\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: AudioManager.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\AudioManager.exe

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

ProgramID: mplayerc.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ringz Studio\Storm Codec\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: MP4File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JetAudio\JetAudio.exe %1

ProgramID: SonyMP4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WINDOW~2\wmplayer.exe %1

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

ProgramID: NeroShowTime.Files.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ahead\Nero ShowTime\ShowTime.exe

ProgramID: NeroShowTime.Files.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ahead3\Nero ShowTime\ShowTime.exe

ProgramID: 3ivx.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe /play

ProgramID: mp4File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /prefetch:6 /Open

ProgramID: GomPlayer.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\GRETECH\GomPlayer\GOM.exe /open

ProgramID: mplayerc.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\StormPlayer\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: StudioII.Player
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Samsung\SAMSUN~1.0\PIMS

ProgramID: QuickTime.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickTime Alternative\QuickTimePlayer.exe

ProgramID: KLCP MP4 File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: ACDSee 8.0.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\8.0\ACDSee8.exe

ProgramID: Winamp.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: QuickTime.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACE Mega CoDecS Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: ALShow.MP4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ESTsoft\ALShow\ALShow.exe

ProgramID: OpenMG_Mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Sony\SonicStage\Omgjbox.exe

ProgramID: Democracy.Player.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Participatory Culture Foundation\Democracy Player\Democracy.exe

ProgramID: totalplayer.file
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Total Video Converter\tvp.exe

ProgramID: KLCP MP4 File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: KMPlayer.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\The KMPlayer\KMPlayer.exe

ProgramID: Nokia.Multimedia
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\MultimediaPlayer.exe

ProgramID: StudioII.Player
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\PLAY32.EXE

ProgramID: QuickTime.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QUICKT~1\QUICKT~1.EXE

ProgramID: GomPlayer.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\_Media\Players\GomPlayer\GOM.exe /open

ProgramID: KLCP.MP4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: Miro.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Participatory Culture Foundation\Miro\Miro.exe

ProgramID: MP4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: PDVDfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PowerDVD.exe

ProgramID: qvodplayer.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QvodPlayer\QvodPlayer.exe -localfile

ProgramID: AVSVIDEO
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\AVSMedia\DVDPlayer\AVSDVDPlayer.exe

ProgramID: ACDSee 9.0.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\9.0\ACDSeeQV.exe

ProgramID: ACDSee.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\5.0\ACDSee5.exe

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.MP4File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.exe

ProgramID: tigerplayer.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MpcStar\mpcstar.exe

ProgramID: VLC.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: Nokia.VideoManagermp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 7\Nokia Video Manager\VideoManager.exe

ProgramID: mp4file
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /Open

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.MP4File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MEDIAM~1\MEDIAM~2.EXE

ProgramID: KLCP.WMP.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

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

ProgramID: RealPlayer.MP4.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Dhamu\Download\RealPlay.exe

ProgramID: WMP11.AssocFile.MP4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /prefetch:6 /Open


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