CPI File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CPI file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CPI files.

What is a CPI file?

Files that contain the .cpi file extension are most frequently associated with the AVCHD high-def digital video camera recorder file format. This file format allows for digital video recording at 1080i and 720p signals.

The CPI file format was created through a joint effort by Panasonic and Sony. CPI files contain metadata that describes the video clip, such as the video's frame rate, aspect ratio and other video information.

The .cpi file extension is also used by the Colorlab software program. This software program uses the .cpi file extension for picture images that have been formatted within the software application.

How to open CPI files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CPI for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CPI openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension CPI

While we know of one file format using the .CPI file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CPI file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of CPI files. Remember, different programs may use CPI files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
StudioStudioUser submitted
3nity Media Player3nity Media PlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CPI-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with CPI-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!