Open MP4 File

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Open MP4 File

It is quite easy to open MP4 file since it is quite a widespread video file extension. MP4 file extension is used for files created using the MPEG-4 compression. This is under the MPEG-4 specification. MP4 files may contain both video and image files compatible on most players. You can open MP4 files and play them on different platforms including Mac, PC, and Linux.

Because MP4 files may contain either audio or video files, Apple Corporation created M4A in compliance with the MP4 standard. This extension is designed to contain only audio files to distinguish it from the other MP4 files. It adapts the standards used in MPEG-1 and MPEG-2.

An MP4 file can have a different compression for audio and video files. Audio files are compressed similar to ACC compression. MPEG-4 compressions are commonly used in streaming video and audio files over the Internet. Some applications including Windows Media Player may require additional codec to be able to open MP4 file.

Portable devices such as Sony PSP and Apple iPod are capable of opening MP4 files among other gadgets. On the other hand, conversion applications such as Magic Video Converter by MagisVideoSoft can open MP4 files and convert audio and video files with different extensions to MP4 and vice versa. For playing MP4 files, applications such as Apple QuickTime Player, Roxio Toast, and several portable players can be used.

Similar file extensions

    • MP3 file - MPEG audio file
    • M4A file - MPEG-4 audio stream
    • MOV file - QuickTime Video

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If you are not able to open file with certain file extension make sure to check if extension for the file is correct. It is possible that information in the file doesn't match file extension.


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Extension Details
  MPEG-4 Video
Opens with
  Apple Quicktime
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  Media Player with Codecs
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