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Opening m3u8 files

Have a problem opening a .m3u8 file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what m3u8 files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .M3U8 file type?

The .m3u8 filename extension refers to the Unicode version of the standard M3U playlist format, introducing the respective M3U8 file type. Having originated with Winamp, a once cult media player for MS Windows, M3U is a text-based format for creating ordered playlists (initially, of MP3 files).

Regular M3U playlists use the Latin-1 (ISO/IEC 8859-1) codepage, prohibiting the use of non-Latin (e.g., Cyrillic) characters in such playlists.

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Software to open or convert M3U8 files

You can open m3u8 files with the following programs:
iTunes by Apple Inc.
Winamp by Nullsoft, Inc
AIMP3 by AIMP DevTeam
MediaMonkey by Ventis Media Inc.