M3U Player Apps and Alternatives

10 applications in this hubLast updated: Feb 22nd 2022, 14:12 GMT

M3U files are media playlists that can point to either local files or an online multimedia stream. They can be opened and processed with a wide range of media players.

Originally, the M3U format was designed to provide users with a way to organize an audio playlist and open songs in their favorite media player while preserving their order. Only a few applications supported them at first, but today most popular media players can open these files.

Over time, the format began to be used more frequently for pointing to online media streams. It is a popular method of providing easy access to Internet radio stations or downloading various types of content.

You will probably recognize many of the applications in this hub, as most are well-known media players offer support for the M3U format. You can use them to both open your local playlists and listen to Internet radio stations.

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Winamp 5 Full

Winamp 5 Full 5.666 Build 3516 / 5.8 Build 3653 Beta

One of the leading multimedia players capable of high-quality rendering of your favorite songs and...

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foobar2000

foobar2000 1.6.10

Sit back and enjoy all of your favorite songs in high-quality, manage playlists and more with the ...

Feb 14th 2022, 11:57 GMT
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AIMP

AIMP 5.02 Build 2365

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iTunes

iTunes 12.12.2.2

Enables you to manage contents such as music, movies, TV shows and apps on your iOS devices with n...

Oct 29th 2021, 01:34 GMT
Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit / Windows 11
     
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XMPlay

XMPlay 3.8.5.0 / 3.8.5.35 Beta

A music player that contains all the necessary tools required to offer you an adequate audio playb...

Feb 22nd 2022, 14:12 GMT
Windows All
     
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Audacious

Audacious 4.1

Audio player that supports multiple tabs, gapless playback, Winamp-like themes, playlist manager, ...

Feb 2nd 2021, 18:47 GMT
Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows Vista 64 bit / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
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VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player 3.0.16

A fully customizable, powerful and practical media player that lets you enjoy nearly all available...

Jun 19th 2021, 05:59 GMT
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RealPlayer

RealPlayer 20.0.7.307

Organize your media files in a dedicated Cloud storage space, play favorite clips and songs while ...

Dec 4th 2021, 15:23 GMT
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Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player 11.0.5721.5230

Enjoy all of your favorite movies and songs, while organizing them in libraries with one of the mo...

Aug 2nd 2017, 08:40 GMT
Windows XP / Windows XP 64 bit / Windows Vista / Windows 2008
     
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jetAudio

jetAudio 8.1.8.20800

A powerful integrated multimedia software designed to achieve multiple purposes, including ripping...

Aug 5th 2020, 07:45 GMT
Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10