Opening M2V files

Have a problem opening a .M2V file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what M2V files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .M2V file type?

A file with the .m2v extension represents a video file encoded with the MPEG-2 compression technique. M2V files can store just video information. The accompanying audio data or subtitles are usually recorded in separate files.

The MPEG-2 compression used for creation of .m2v file is a universal lossy file encoding method developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group. MPEG-2 is an international video standard providing a good compression ratio while maintaining most of the original quality of the uncompressed data.

Files with the .m2v extension are commonly created by DVD authoring tools. They are a good way to split video and audio tracks into separate files by demultiplexing an existing MPEG-2 movie. When you run the DVD, all necessary audio and video files will be played back synchronously.

If you get error messages while trying to open an .m2v file on your computer, it may mean that you do not have a media player supporting MPEG-2 content. You can take advantage of various players available online or convert your .m2v files into other video formats.

Software to open or convert M2V files

You can open M2V files with the following programs:
VLC media player
VLC media player by VideoLAN
Winamp by Nullsoft, Inc
GOM Player
GOM Player by Gretech Corporation

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