HMT File Type

- The quick facts

What are HMT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a HMT file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a HMT file?

Files that contain the .hmt file extension are most commonly associated with HighMAT media files. HighMAT stands for High Performance Media Access Technology. The HMT file format was developed through a joint effort between Panasonic and Microsoft to store digital media files.

HMT files are used to play digital media that has been saved on CDs that are used on home entertainment equipment, such as stereo systems and DVD players. The HMT files can contain images, video and audio media.

The HMT file format has now been discontinued and support for the file format is no longer available from Microsoft.

How to open HMT files

Important: Different programs may use files with the HMT file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your HMT file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single HMT opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: July 13, 2020

Suggest another file format using extension HMT

While we know of one file format using the .HMT 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 .HMT file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

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