M2P File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a M2P file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .M2P files.

What is a M2P file?

The .m2p file extension can be commonly found in files that contain video and audio data formatted in MPEG-2 type. M2P video stores data for media streaming. MP G, mpeg, and m2v are some of the other file types that are used in files formatted with MPEG-2 video and audio.

M2P file is a digital video/ movie file type that describes a combination of lossy video compression and lossy audio compression (audio data compression) methods which permit storage and transmission of movies using currently available storage media and transmission bandwidth. M2P format is frequently used by broadcasters and television companies in creating their digital television broadcasts over the air, cable, and satellite TV. It also specifies the format of movies that are distributed on DVD or digital versatile disks. MPEG-2 is a standard for the generic coding of moving pictures and associated audio information.

VLC Media Player is one of the most popular applications/ players that can work with .m2p files

How to open M2P files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension M2P for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different M2P openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension M2P

While we know of one file format using the .M2P file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .M2P file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of M2P files. Remember, different programs may use M2P 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
WinDVD ApplicationWinDVD ApplicationUser submitted
VAFPlayerVAFPlayerUser submitted
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
MPC-HCMPC-HCUser submitted
MplayerMplayerUser submitted
Nero Kwik MediaNero Kwik MediaUser submitted
PowerDVDPowerDVDUser submitted
Nero MediaHubNero MediaHubUser submitted
UMPlayerUMPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with M2P-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with M2P-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!