M3U8 File Type- The quick facts
What are M3U8 files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a M3U8 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 M3U8 file?
A .M3U8 file is an Extended M3U playlist file.
Files with the .m3u8 file extension contain MP3 playlist files. These files are used by a variety of media applications and online radio stations. These files contain a playlist of songs, including the names of the songs and the song locations. These files do not contain any actual audio data. M3U8 files are stored in a plain-text format. Files with the .m3u8 extension are a Unicode version of the M3U file format.
How to open M3U8 files
Important: Different programs may use files with the M3U8 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your M3U8 file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different M3U8 openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: March 17, 2022
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of M3U8 files. Remember, different programs may use M3U8 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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