How to open META files

Did your computer fail to open a META file? We explain what META files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a META file?

Files that contain the .meta file extension are generated by the RealNetworks' RealPlayer application. The application uses these META files to store MetaData for a corresponding video file. This MetaData is used by RealPlayer program to describe a video file that corresponds to the META file.

The META file usually contains information about the corresponding video file, including the duration of the file, the name of the file and a short description of the file, although it doesn't contain any actual video data. This file allows your computer to locate the video that is associated with the META file when you try to play it.

META file openers, viewers, etc.

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

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
DiXiM Digital TV plusDiXiM Digital TV plusUser submitted
MetaWin ApplicationMetaWin ApplicationUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with META-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with META-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!