MPL File - opening and understanding

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

What is a MPL file?

Files that contain the .mpl file extension are commonly associated with AVCHD high-def video files.

The AVCHD file format was created as a joint venture between the Panasonic and Sony brands. When certain Sony and Panasonic HD digital video cameras record 1080i and 720p signals using the proprietary codec technologies, the resulting video files are saved with the .mts file extension an an associated MPL file is also created.

The MPL file that is created with the MTS file is used for the navigation of the MTS file and contains a directory of the information that the MTS file contains.

How to open MPL 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 MPL for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension MPL

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

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of MPL files. Remember, different programs may use MPL 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
MPC-HCMPC-HCUser submitted
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
VSO Media PlayerVSO Media PlayerUser submitted
JRiver Media CenterJRiver Media CenterUser submitted
PotplayerBitsPotplayerBitsUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
Media CenterMedia CenterUser submitted
SoftCamp Secure KeyStrokeSoftCamp Secure KeyStrokeUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MPL-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 MPL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!