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What are OPML files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an OPML 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 OPML files.

What is an OPML file?

An .OPML file is an Outline Processor Markup Language file.

OPML is an acronym for Outline Processor Markup Language. The OPML file format is used to exchange information between applications that run on different operating systems. The OPML format is based on an XML format developed for outlines.

Radio Userland initially created the OPML file format. It was developed to be the native file format for outliner applications. However, since its inception, other programs have adopted the file format for other uses.

OPML files are commonly used to exchange RSS subscription lists between different feed aggregators.

The original OPML file format has now been replaced by the more versatile OPML 2.0 file format.

How to open OPML files

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

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

Last updated: July 31, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

JRiver Media CenterJRiver Media CenterUser submitted
Media CenterMedia CenterUser submitted
SoftCamp Secure KeyStrokeSoftCamp Secure KeyStrokeUser submitted
dBpowerAMP Music ConverterdBpowerAMP Music ConverterUser submitted
K-Defense - Anti-KeyloggerK-Defense - Anti-KeyloggerUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
mediamediaUser submitted
SnarferSnarferUser submitted
HDtracks Download ManagerHDtracks Download ManagerUser submitted
TelevisaTelevisaUser submitted

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