What is a .M1V File And How To Open It (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .m1v extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .m1v file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .M1V file?

The .M1V file extension stands for MPEG-1 Video File. The format of this video related file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .m1v file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .M1V file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .M1V file on various operating systems.

How to open a .M1V file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .m1v file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Apple QuickTime Player and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .M1V file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .M1V file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .m1v file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Apple QuickTime Player, Eltima Elmedia Player, Roxio Popcorn and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .M1V file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .M1V file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .m1v file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .M1V file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .M1V file?

If you are still unable to open the .M1V file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .M1V file.m2 – Blizzard Entertainment, .m21 – AXMEDIS, .m2a – MPEG-1 Layer 2 Audio File, .m2p – Moving Picture Experts Group, .m2p – Maxthon. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .M1V file with the VideoLAN VLC media player, Apple QuickTime Player programs on Windows, VideoLAN VLC media player, Apple QuickTime Player, Eltima Elmedia Player, Roxio Popcorn programs on Mac and VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.