MP File - opening and understanding

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

What is a MP file?

The .mp file extension is most commonly used for Maya Personal Learning Edition project files. Maya Personal Learning Edition is a 3D modeling application that is used for student purposes and other non-commercial use. The MP filese are similar to the MA project files that are created with the Maya software, but the MP project files are saved in a non-commercial format and feature a watermark that prevents the file from being used for commercial purposes.

The .mp file extension is also used for MPEG compressed movie files, Microsoft Multiplan files, MPwin project files and MetaPost macro files.

How to open MP 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 MP for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different MP openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension MP

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

WinEdtWinEdtUser submitted
Resp.FamiliariResp.FamiliariUser submitted
Autodesk ViewAutodesk ViewUser submitted
Menu Planner CDMenu Planner CDUser submitted
Marvin Power PrintMarvin Power PrintUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MP-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 MP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!