How to open M2V file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

M2V files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing M2V file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with M2V extension. However, it should be remembered that M2V file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is MPEG-2 Packetized Elementary Stream but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning M2V files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with M2V extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • MPEG-2 Packetized Elementary Stream

    .m2v file extension

    Category: Digital Video Files

    OS Software
    Windows RealNetworks RealPlayer RealNetworks RealPlayer
    Microsoft Windows Media Player Microsoft Windows Media Player
    Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6 Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6
    Roxio Creator 2011 Roxio Creator 2011
    CyberLink PowerDVD 10 Mark II CyberLink PowerDVD 10 Mark II
    CyberLink PowerDirector 9 CyberLink PowerDirector 9
    MAC OS RealNetworks RealPlayer RealNetworks RealPlayer

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from M2V files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning M2V extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning M2V extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the M2V file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports M2V file extension
  • M2V file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with M2V files


If M2V file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a M2V file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open M2V file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing M2V in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit M2V format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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