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MP4 File Extension

MP4 file extension is created by Moving Picture Experts Group, also known as MPEG-4 Video File. MP4 has been classified as Common File Types. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open MP4 files in MPlayer program.



MPEG-4 Video File Type

MPEG-4 Video File Type
Extension .mp4
Developer Moving Picture Experts Group
Popularity 5.0 (21753 Votes)
Mime Type video/mp4
Default Program MPlayer
Category Common File Types
Format Binary
Updated 7/1/2024

What is a MP4 File Type?

The MP4 files use MPEG-4 compression, a standard developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group. This includes a separate compression for audio and video tracks. The video is compressed with MPEG encoding-4 and l' audio compressed with AAC compression, which is the same type of audio compression used in .AAC files.

Much of the popularity of the MP4 format can be attributed to Apple; s iTunes Store since the format is used to distribute most media downloaded from the store. The MP4 format is also widely used for streaming video over the Internet and supported by a wide range of video programmes and various materials.



Free online MP4 Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .MP4 (MPEG-4 Video File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to MP4, merge, split and compare the MP4 files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.



MP4 Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the MPEG-4 Video File .MP4 File Extensions while opening the .MP4 files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open MP4 Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for MPEG-4 Video File on your system such as MPlayer.
  2. Associate default Mplayer MPlayer program for *.mp4 (MPEG-4 Video File) files.

    Associate MP4 Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.MP4 (e.g example.mp4) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Mplayer MPlayer program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .mp4 files.

    Associate MP4 Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.MP4 (e.g example.mp4) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Mplayer MPlayer program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .MPlayer extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.


All Platform Software Programs for MP4 File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the MP4 files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open MP4 File on Windows

Software License Developer
ACD Systems ACDSee image. ACD Systems ACDSee 2019 for Windows Commercial ACD Systems
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Windows Commercial Adobe
FMJ-Software Awave Studio image. FMJ-Software Awave Studio 10 for Windows Shareware FMJ-Software
Blender image. Blender 2 for Windows Open Source Blender
TechSmith Camtasia image. TechSmith Camtasia 2019 for Windows Commercial TechSmith
Clementine image. Clementine 1 for Windows Freeware Clementine
Attractor Mobile Software Codec Packs image. Attractor Mobile Software Codec Packs 1 for Windows Commercial Attractor Mobile Software
Roxio Creator image. Roxio Creator NXT PRO 5 for Windows Commercial Roxio
Wondershare Filmora image. Wondershare Filmora 9 for Windows Commercial Wondershare
Adobe Flash image. Adobe Flash CC for Windows Commercial Adobe
Foobar2000 image. Foobar2000 1.3.19 for Windows Freeware Foobar2000
Gretech GOM Player image. Gretech GOM Player 2 for Windows Freeware Gretech
IrfanView image. IrfanView 4 for Windows Freeware IrfanView
Apple iTunes image. Apple iTunes 12 for Windows Freeware Apple
Samsung Kies image. Samsung Kies 3 for Windows Freeware Samsung
XBMC Foundation Kodi image. XBMC Foundation Kodi 14 for Windows Open Source XBMC Foundation
Media Player Classic image. Media Player Classic 1 for Windows Open Source Media Player Classic
CyberLink Media Suite image. CyberLink Media Suite 16 ULTIMATE for Windows Commercial CyberLink
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro image. MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2020 for Windows Commercial MAGIX
Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip image. Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip 1 for Windows Freeware Squared 5
MPlayer image. MPlayer 1 for Windows Open Source MPlayer
Nero image. Nero 2019 for Windows Commercial Nero
Audials One image. Audials One 2018 for Windows Commercial Audials
Chaos Group Pdplayer image. Chaos Group Pdplayer 1 for Windows Commercial Chaos Group
Apowersoft Phone Manager image. Apowersoft Phone Manager 2 for Windows Freeware Apowersoft
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Windows Commercial Adobe
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Windows Commercial CyberLink
CyberLink PowerDVD image. CyberLink PowerDVD 20 for Windows Commercial CyberLink
CyberLink PowerProducer image. CyberLink PowerProducer 6 for Windows Commercial CyberLink
Apple QuickTime Player image. Apple QuickTime Player 10 for Windows Freeware Apple
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for Windows Freeware RealNetworks
Trimble SketchUp image. Trimble SketchUp 2020 for Windows Freeware Trimble
ShedWorx Smart Converter image. ShedWorx Smart Converter 2 for Windows Commercial ShedWorx
MAGIX Sound Forge Pro image. MAGIX Sound Forge Pro 13 for Windows Commercial MAGIX
SoX image. SoX 14 for Windows Open Source SoX
Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro image. Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 6 for Windows Commercial Steinberg
MAGIX VEGAS image. MAGIX VEGAS 16 for Windows Commercial MAGIX
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for Windows Commercial Xilisoft
Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate 9 for Windows Commercial Aiseesoft
MAGIX Video Pro X image. MAGIX Video Pro X 8 for Windows Commercial MAGIX
Corel VideoStudio image. Corel VideoStudio 2020 for Windows Commercial Corel
VideoLAN VLC media player image. VideoLAN VLC media player 3 for Windows Open Source VideoLAN
Nullsoft Winamp image. Nullsoft Winamp 5 for Windows Freeware Nullsoft
Microsoft Windows Media Player image. Microsoft Windows Media Player 12 for Windows Bundled Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Video image. Microsoft Windows Video 000 for Windows Included with OS Microsoft
Avid Xpress image. Avid Xpress 5 for Windows Commercial Avid

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MP4 File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Blender image. Blender 2 for MacOs Open Source Blender
TechSmith Camtasia image. TechSmith Camtasia 2019 for MacOs Commercial TechSmith
Clementine image. Clementine 1 for MacOs Freeware Clementine
Eltima Elmedia Player image. Eltima Elmedia Player 6 for MacOs Freeware Eltima
Wondershare Filmora image. Wondershare Filmora 9 for MacOs Commercial Wondershare
Apple Final Cut Pro image. Apple Final Cut Pro X for MacOs Commercial Apple
Adobe Flash image. Adobe Flash CC for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Blackmagic Design Fusion for Mac image. Blackmagic Design Fusion for Mac 8 for MacOs Commercial Blackmagic Design
Tumult Hype image. Tumult Hype 4 for MacOs Commercial Tumult
Apple iMovie image. Apple iMovie 10 for MacOs Commercial Apple
Apple iTunes image. Apple iTunes 12 for MacOs Freeware Apple
Samsung Kies image. Samsung Kies 3 for MacOs Freeware Samsung
XBMC Foundation Kodi image. XBMC Foundation Kodi 14 for MacOs Open Source XBMC Foundation
Apple Logic Pro image. Apple Logic Pro X for MacOs Commercial Apple
Macgo Mac Media Player image. Macgo Mac Media Player 2 for MacOs Freeware Macgo
Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip image. Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip 1 for MacOs Freeware Squared 5
MPlayer image. MPlayer 1 for MacOs Open Source MPlayer
Chaos Group Pdplayer image. Chaos Group Pdplayer 1 for MacOs Commercial Chaos Group
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Roxio Popcorn image. Roxio Popcorn 4 for MacOs Commercial Roxio
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for MacOs Commercial CyberLink
Apple QuickTime Player image. Apple QuickTime Player 10 for MacOs Freeware Apple
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for MacOs Freeware RealNetworks
Trimble SketchUp image. Trimble SketchUp 2020 for MacOs Freeware Trimble
ShedWorx Smart Converter image. ShedWorx Smart Converter 2 for MacOs Commercial ShedWorx
SoX image. SoX 14 for MacOs Open Source SoX
Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro image. Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 6 for MacOs Commercial Steinberg
Roxio Toast image. Roxio Toast 18 for MacOs Commercial Roxio
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for MacOs Commercial Xilisoft
Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac image. Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac 9 for MacOs Commercial Aiseesoft
VideoLAN VLC media player image. VideoLAN VLC media player 3 for MacOs Open Source VideoLAN
Nullsoft Winamp image. Nullsoft Winamp 5 for MacOs Freeware Nullsoft
Avid Xpress image. Avid Xpress 5 for MacOs Commercial Avid

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MP4 file on Linux

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Linux Commercial Adobe
Blender image. Blender 2 for Linux Open Source Blender
Clementine image. Clementine 1 for Linux Freeware Clementine
XBMC Foundation Kodi image. XBMC Foundation Kodi 14 for Linux Open Source XBMC Foundation
MPlayer image. MPlayer 1 for Linux Open Source MPlayer
Chaos Group Pdplayer image. Chaos Group Pdplayer 1 for Linux Commercial Chaos Group
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Linux Commercial Adobe
SoX image. SoX 14 for Linux Open Source SoX
VideoLAN VLC media player image. VideoLAN VLC media player 3 for Linux Open Source VideoLAN

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MP4 file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MP4 file on iOS

Software License Developer
Apple Music image. Apple Music 000 for iOS Included with OS Apple Music
Google Drive for iOS image. Google Drive for iOS 4 for iOS Freeware Google
Apple iMovie image. Apple iMovie 10 for iOS Commercial Apple
olimsoft OPlayer image. olimsoft OPlayer 2 for iOS Commercial olimsoft
Apple Pages for iOS image. Apple Pages for iOS 2 for iOS Commercial Apple
Pentaloop PlayerXtreme Media Player image. Pentaloop PlayerXtreme Media Player 5 for iOS Freeware Pentaloop
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for iOS Freeware RealNetworks
VideoLAN VLC for iOS image. VideoLAN VLC for iOS 2 for iOS Open Source VideoLAN

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MP4 file on Android

Software License Developer
Google Drive for Android image. Google Drive for Android 4 for Android Freeware Google
XBMC Foundation Kodi for Android image. XBMC Foundation Kodi for Android 16 for Android Open Source XBMC Foundation
antvplayer Media Converter image. antvplayer Media Converter 0.8 for Android Freeware antvplayer
J2 Interactive MX Player for Android image. J2 Interactive MX Player for Android 1.7 for Android Freeware J2 Interactive
Apowersoft Phone Manager image. Apowersoft Phone Manager 2 for Android Freeware Apowersoft
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Android Commercial CyberLink
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for Android Freeware RealNetworks
BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player image. BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player 2 for Android Freeware BIT LABS
Videolabs VLC for Android image. Videolabs VLC for Android 1 for Android Open Source Videolabs

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

MP4 file extension icon image.About MP4 - MPEG-4 Video File

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Updated 7/1/2024


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