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What is a mp4 file and how do I open a mp4 file?

MP4 file extension is an MPEG-4 Video file. MPEG stands for Motion Pictures Expert Group, responsible for setting the digital audio and video industry standards. The MP4 is a container that holds a combination of audio, video, subtitles and still images in one single file. The MP4 standard allows for advanced content such as 3D graphics, menus as well as user interactivity. MP4 files can be opened There are a variety of video programs and hardware devices that can open an MP4 file.The digital video content that has been implemented with MPEG-4 data encoding specifications and video compression standards. In an MP4 file, the audio and video segments of the file are individually compressed. The audio data is integrated with AAC audio compression, while the video content is integrated with MPEG-4 video encoding specifications. This allows for high quality videos with optimal portability, in terms of storing these MP4 files in external data storage devices and optical media and for distribution of the MP4 files on the Internet. There are several applications for Microsoft Windows that can be used to open, create and edit these MP4 files, and there are also many of programs for Linux and Mac platforms that can allow users to create and view the content of these MP4 video files.

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VLC (also known as Video Lan Organization) is a free and open source multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files, including .MP4, .AVI, .MPG, .MKV, .RM, .RMVB, .WMV, .MP3, .H264, .MOV, .3GP, .OGG, .WAV, .DTS, .AAC and .FLV files. As well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. VLC runs on most operating systems including Windows, Mac and Linux.
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Detail mp4 file extension information:
File Type: mp4
File Format: MPEG-4 Video File
Primary Association: Digital Video Files
Mime Type: audio/mp4, video/mp4v-es