M3U file extension

Below you'll find information on
1
known file type that uses the .M3U file extension.


1.
Multimedia Playlist File
Extension Added: June, 8th 2013
Last Updated: June, 8th 2013

Category:Audio Files
Popularity: (Very common)

M3U is an acronym for “MP3 URL (Uniform Resource Locator)”. M3U files are multimedia playlists containing “shortcuts” to MP3s and other audio files.

The playlist doesn't contain the actual files, only references to them. At first, M3U files were strictly audio playlists. However, support for all media files was later added.

The M3U file format was made popular by Nullsoft through their Winamp media player. Currently, M3U files are supported by a wide variety of similar applications.


Windows
VideoLAN
Winamp
Mac OSx
iTunes
VideoLAN
Unix (Linux etc)
VideoLAN