PGI File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PGI file?

Files that contain the .pgi file extension are most commonly associated with video files. MOD and MOI video format files frequently have a PGI file connected to them.

A PGI file contains information about an associated movie file, such as the duration of the movie, the title information and movie's time-stamp details.

Panasonic, Canon and JVC video recorders commonly create files with the .pgi file extension for the videos that are recorded with the devices.

The PGraph Library software is also known to use the .pgi file suffix. These PGI files contain printer device drivers that are used by the application.

How to open PGI 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 PGI for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different PGI openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PGI

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

ChessBaseChessBaseUser submitted
ChessBase LightChessBase LightUser submitted
PowerDVDPowerDVDUser submitted
ChessBase ReaderChessBase ReaderUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
Movie MakerMovie MakerUser submitted
AnmanieSMP iAnmanieSMP iUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PGI-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 PGI-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!