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What are M1V files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a M1V file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your M1V 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 two M1V openers that are compatible with this specific type of M1V file.

Programs that open MPEG-1 Video files

Last updated: December 22, 2023

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 ConverterVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted

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