M1V File Type

- The quick facts

What are M1V files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a M1V file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a M1V file?

A .M1V file is a MPEG-1 Video file.

An M1V file is a MPEG-1 video file. It is the predecessor of formats like .mpg and .mp4.

MPEG-1 is a standard for lossy compression of video and audio. This means, audio and video compressed (reduced in size) using the MPEG-1 algorithms have lower quality than the original files, but the size is significantly smaller.

It is designed to compress VHS-quality video with an approximate 26:1 compression ratio (output is 26 times smaller than the input), and CD audio with a 6:1 compression ratio - all without too much of a quality loss.

How to open M1V files

We have identified one M1V opener that is compatible with this specific type of M1V file.

Programs that open MPEG-1 Video files

Last updated: March 9, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of M1V files. Remember, different programs may use M1V files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
MPC-HCMPC-HCUser submitted

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