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Introduction to File Extensions
Different media formats use different file extensions to help the user (you) and the Zoom Player identify multiple media formats. The File Extensions page allows you to update Zoom Player with new or user-specific file extensions Zoom Player should look for when opening media files or listing folder content (Zoom Player filters unknown file extensions from file lists).

At any point, press the "Default" button to result the default extensions Zoom Player shipped with.

Video file extensions.

Audio file extensions.

Image/Picture file extensions.

Playlist file extensions.

Process ".m3u8" playlists
The "m3u8" playlist format is used by multiple applications for slightly different uses. It may be used in HLS streams. HLS streams contain the same media in different qualities (bitrate), in which case you would not want Zoom Player to process these playlists and instead let the streaming filter handle it.

In other cases, this playlist format may be used as a regular playlist. In such cases you will want Zoom Player to process the playlist itself.

Subtitle file extensions.

Executable file extensions, use with care (Can be used to mount virtual CD/DVD images).

Files or URLs containing a sub-string listed in this field are relayed to download plugins instead of playback.

Archive file extensions.

Auto-Get Duration / Title for the following media file extensions
When Zoom Player adds files to the playlist, it can get the duration of most common media formats in the background while the CPU is idle. The default auto-get duration extension list provides verified support for popular formats.