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M3U (Moving Picture Experts Group Audio Layer 3 URL)

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What is M3U?

M3U (Moving Picture Experts Group Audio Layer 3 URL) is a metafile format used to save multimedia playlists. M3U files often contain a single URL pointing to a stream online. An M3U file is plain text and contains, at a minimum, the location on a computer where a file can be found or the uniform resource locator (URL) of a file online.

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This was last updated in March 2011
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