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What is an M3U8 file?

An M3U8 file is a playlist file used by various audio and video playback programs. It contains a path or URL to a media file or folder of media files, along with information about the playlist. M3U8 files use the same formatting as .M3U files, except the text stored in the files uses UTF-8 character encoding.

M3U8文件是指UTF-8编码格式的M3U文件。M3U文件是记录了一个索引纯文本文件,打开它时播放软件并不是播放它,而是根据它的索引找到对应的音视频文件的网络地址进行在线播放。

M3U是一种播放多媒体列表的文件格式,它的设计初衷是为了播放音频文件,比如MP3,但是越来越多的软件现在用来播放视频文件列表,M3U也可以指定在线流媒体音频源。很多播放器和软件都支持M3U文件格式。

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M3U8 files are often used for storing playlists that have song names in different languages. They may also contain references to online files for an Internet radio station. M3U8 files are supported by a wide variety of media players, such as iTunes, Windows Media Player, and VLC media player. You can also open the M3U8 file with a text editor since the contents of the file are stored as text. NOTE: Some M3U files may already use UTF-8 character encoding. However, M3U files may also use other character encoding standards. Therefore, the M3U8 extension is used to explicitly state that UTF-8 character encoding is used.