The File Extensions Database

.M4E File Extension

  • Category: Video Files

What is an .M4E file?

.M4E is MPEG-4 Video File

An M4E file is a video file that can be played by various video players, including QuickTime Player and Roxio Popcorn. It contains a movie or video clip compressed with MPEG-4 compression. M4E files are more commonly seen as an .MP4 file.

You will most likely never come across the M4E file since it is an obscure file extension. However, you may receive the file through an email from a colleague or download from the Internet. The best option to play the file is to use QuickTime Player.

Programs that open MPEG-4 Video File
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple QuickTime Player
Roxio Popcorn

How to solve problems with M4E files

  • Associate the M4E file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any M4E file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.M4E files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the M4E file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .M4E is MPEG-4 Video File. Because only the current version supports the latest M4E file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .M4E is MPEG-4 Video File update.
  • To make sure that your M4E file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.