MP4 file format
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MPEG-4 Part 14 or MP4 is a digital multimedia container format most commonly used to store video and audio, but it can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images. Like most modern container formats, it allows streaming over the Internet. The only filename extension for MPEG-4 Part 14 files as defined by the specification is .mp4. MPEG-4 Part 14 (formally ISO/IEC 14496-14:2003) is a standard specified as a part of MPEG-4.
MP4; digital format for storing video and audio
.mp4, .m4a, .m4p, .m4b, .m4r and .m4v[Note 1]
|Internet media type|
|Developed by||International Organization for Standardization|
International Electrotechnical Commission
|Initial release||October 2001; 21 years ago (2001-10)|
January 2020; 3 years ago (2020-01)
|Type of format||Container format|
|Container for||Audio, video and text|
|Extended from||QuickTime File Format and MPEG-4 Part 12|
Portable media players are sometimes advertised as "MP4 players", although some are simply MP3 players that also play AMV video or some other video format, and do not necessarily play the MPEG-4 Part 14 format.