Informations about the MPEG-4 filename extension and the file formats associated with it
We collected the information you should know about the .mpeg-4 filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .mpeg-4 file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.
1 filename extension(s) are in our database
.mp4 - Mpeg-4 Video Container
The MP4 file is a Video file, which is connected to the Mpeg-4 Video Container according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Mpeg-4 Video Container (.mp4) files can be opened or converted with the help of Windows Media Player.
- Format description:
- MP4 format
- Windows Media Player
- Magic string:
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- mp4v, mpeg-4, mpeg4, mpg4, mpv4, mv4
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- Related extensions:
Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .mpeg-4 file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .mpeg-4 extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .mpeg-4 files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.
The .mpeg-4 file can’t be opened on your computer?
If the program necessary for opening the .mpeg-4 file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .mpeg-4 file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.
While opening the .mpeg-4 file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:
- The .mpeg-4 file might have been damaged during download. Try downloading the file again.
- It’s possible that the .mpeg-4 file was created with a newer version of the application. If you’re not using the newest version, then try updating the applicationi.
- The file’s access rights aren’t properly adjusted. Check the file’s access rights.
- Harmful programs may have modified the associations for the filename extensions. Run a virus check on your computer.
- The Windows registry’s database is damaged. With the help of Windows System Restore, you can return to a previous state with system settings that still work.
Maybe you’re not even looking for the .mpeg-4 file extension?
It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .mpeg-4 extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.
- Mpeg-4 Video Container
The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.
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