An M2V file is an excellent, comprehensive video file based on MPEG-2 encoding. It features video data without subtitles or audio, making it ideal for DVD-authoring applications. These DVD-authoring applications pair M2V files with audio files to make movies. Most DVD movies require you to import separate audio and video files. Other video-editing programs, including Adobe Premiere, will also rely on this program to export videos in the M2V format. Multiple programs and operating systems can open and reference M2V files. The most popular programs to open M2V files include Media Player Classic, Apple QuickTime Player, VLC Media Player, and Windows Media Player.