What is a .MPEG4 File And How To Open It

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .mpeg4 extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .mpeg4 file extension and how to open it.

What is a .MPEG4 file?

The .MPEG4 file extension comes from MPEG-4 File. This video related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .mpeg4 file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .MPEG4 file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .MPEG4 file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .MPEG4 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .mpeg4 file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple QuickTime Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic, RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20 and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MPEG4 file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MPEG4 file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .mpeg4 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. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple QuickTime Player and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MPEG4 file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that 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 .MPEG4 file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .mpeg4 file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MPEG4 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: 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.

How to open a .MPEG4 file on Android

To open the .mpeg4 file on Android, please follow these easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .MPEG4 file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate 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 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. You could also download the RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .MPEG4 file?

If you are still unable to open the .MPEG4 file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .MPEG4 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mpf – Microsoft, .mpf – MainConcept, .mpf – Euclid Labs, .mpg – Moving Picture Experts Group, .mpg2 – MPEG-2 Video File. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MPEG4 file with the VideoLAN VLC media player, Apple QuickTime Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic, RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20 programs on Windows, VideoLAN VLC media player, Apple QuickTime Player programs on Mac, VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux and RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software on Android.