File Extension M3U

Information about M3U files and how to open them

An M3U - Media Playlist File is a simply text - .txt - file that stores a list of files to be played back in a certain order by a media player. It does not store the actual files. The playlist usually consists of music but video files can be included The M3 refers to MP3, MP3s are the most common compressed audio format used today. The U is short for URL., the url gives the location of the specific media files. Think of a url in a web browser, its very similar to that. An M3U - Media Playlist File in effect tells the media player what songs to play in what order, and also where to find them.

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