MP1 File Type- The quick facts
What are MP1 files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a MP1 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 MP1 file?
A .MP1 file is a MPEG-1 Audio Layer 1 file. Files with the MP1 file extension are audio files in the MPEG-1 Audio Layer 1 format.
MP1 files are compressed audio files, which means that the input audio data stream is reduced in size by the encoder when creating the file, without compromising the sound quality too much.
MP1 files are a simplified version of MP2, mainly created for systems with less powerful CPUs as the compression scheme used in MP1 is simpler and does not require as much CPU power when playing the file. The downside is that the size of MP1 files is bigger than MP2 files and much bigger than MP3.
Today MP1 is pretty much considered obsolete.
How to open MP1 files
We have identified 1 MP1 opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of MP1 file.
Programs that open MPEG-1 Audio Layer 1 files
Last updated: December 22, 2021
Suggest another file format using extension MP1
While we know of one file format using the .MP1 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 .MP1 file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of MP1 files. Remember, different programs may use MP1 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.