Open M2V files

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    MPEG-2 Packetized Elementary Stream
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Have you encountered a problem with a M2V file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a M2V file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your M2V file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is M2V file?

The file extension M2V denotes video files in MPEG-2 format. These files are mainly used in video editing and are usually created in the so-called demuxing (demultiplexing) of an mpg / mpeg file together with a m2a file (audio).

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An M2V file contains only the video stream compressed using the lossy MPEG-2 method. In principle, most video players and editing programs should be able to handle M2V files. If the extension M2V is not recognized or it does not appear in the file selection, changing the extension to mpg can help.

Programs which can open a M2V file

How to open file with M2V extension?

In order to open a file with M2V extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening M2V file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with M2V files, follow the instructions below.
Install RealPlayer or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening M2V files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support M2V files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of M2V files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set RealPlayer as the default program for opening M2V files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate M2V files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the RealPlayer applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where RealPlayer has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with M2V files

Sometimes problems with opening M2V files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • M2V files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open M2V files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • M2V file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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