Files with m2v extension can be found mainly found as video files in MPEG-2 Packetized Elementary Stream format.

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Software that open m2v file

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M2V file extension - MPEG-2 packetized elementary stream

What is m2v file? How to open m2v files?

File type specification:

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

m2v file icon: m2v filetype icon

The m2v file extension is related to MPEG-2 Packetized Elementary Stream, which contains only video related data.

The m2v files are normally destined to be multiplexed (muxed), which is the process of adding audio data and perhaps other streams such as subtitles, before use.

M2Vs are created by demultiplexing (demuxing) an existing MPEG-2, or by converting another video format to MPEG-2.

The file extension m2v is mostly found with SFV Host Files.

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Updated: June 16, 2024

The default software associated to open m2v file:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
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 media player like Winamp to playback *.m2v files.

How to convert:

Modern video converters are most likely able to convert M2V format to something else.

Find conversions from m2v file:

m2v to avc

m2v to h264

m2v to m2t

Find converter to m2v file type:

264 to m2v

avc to m2v

avi to m2v

h264 to m2v

m4v to m2v

mp4 to m2v

wmv to m2v

List of software applications associated to the .m2v file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open m2v file, edit m2v file, convert m2v file, view m2v file, play m2v file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting m2v files.

Software that open m2v file - MPEG-2 packetized elementary stream

Programs supporting the exension m2v on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open m2v file action.

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Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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