The M1V file extension is related to the Moving Pictures Experts Group video MPEG-1 video compression format. The .m1v file stores MPEG-1 compressed video.

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M1V file extension - Moving Pictures Experts Group video (MPEG-1 IPB)

What is m1v file? How to open m1v files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

m1v file icon: m1v filetype icon

The M1V file extension is associated with the Moving Pictures Experts Group video MPEG-1 video compression file format.

MPEG-1 was an early standard for lossy compression of video and audio. It was designed to compress VHS-quality raw digital video and CD audio down to 1.5 Mbit/s (26:1 and 6:1 compression ratios respectively) without obvious quality loss, making Video CDs, digital cable/satellite TV and digital audio broadcasting (DAB) possible.

Today, MPEG-1 has become the most widely compatible lossy audio/video format in the world, and is used in a large number of products and technologies. Perhaps the best-known part of the MPEG-1 standard is the MP3 audio format it introduced.

Despite its age, MPEG-1 is not necessarily obsolete or substantially inferior to newer technologies. According to Leonardo Chiariglione (co-founder of MPEG): "the idea that compression technology keeps on improving is a myth."

The MPEG-1 standard is published as ISO/IEC-11172.

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The default software associated to open m1v file:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

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VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

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Help how to open:

Use VLC player to playback *.m1v files.

How to convert:

Use compatible tools to export *.m1v files to other formats

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List of software applications associated to the .m1v file extension

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Software that open m1v file - Moving Pictures Experts Group video (MPEG-1 IPB)

Programs supporting the exension m1v on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open m1v file action.

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