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What are OMF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an OMF file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your OMF files.

What is an OMF file?

OMF files have multiple uses, and Open Media Framework Interchange is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Open Media Framework Interchange File

OMF (Open Media Framework Interchange) is primarily used for professional-level audio/video production, allowing for the interchange of multimedia data between various digital audio workstations and editing systems. Files that use '.OMF' as their extension contain a wide variety of information, ranging from audio and video, to metadata.

The OMF format is great for collaboration, as it provides multiple audio tracks and video tracks plus timecode data. In addition, the format makes it simple to use other post-production tools such as special effects applications and audio plug-ins.

How to open OMF files

We have identified three OMF openers that are compatible with this specific type of OMF file.

Programs that open Open Media Framework Interchange files

Last updated: January 24, 2024

All known file formats using extension .OMF

While Open Media Framework Interchange File is a popular type of OMF-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .OMF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Open Source Metadata Framework

The Open Source Metadata Framework, OMF, is a file format utilized for preserving metadata information. Metadata refers to data that offers information about other data, and in the case of the OMF format, it refers to information concerning digital media files.

The OMF format was created to be an open-source alternative to proprietary metadata formats. The format accommodates a broad range of metadata types, including information about audio and video files, as well as images and text documents.

A number of open source software programs support the OMF format, including media management systems, digital asset management systems, and media players. This compatibility makes it simple for users to access and manipulate metadata information in various applications.

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

Onyx Music File Module

We know that one OMF format is Onyx Music File Module. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Pro ToolsRPro ToolsRUser submitted
Music CreatorMusic CreatorUser submitted
Killer Bugs for Pro ToolsKiller Bugs for Pro ToolsUser submitted
CakewalkCakewalkUser submitted
Map View StartMap View StartUser submitted
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