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What are PLAYLIST files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PLAYLIST 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 PLAYLIST files.

What is a PLAYLIST file?

Files that contain the .playlist file extension are used to store a selected list of songs or videos on a user's computer or mobile device. The .playlist files contain a user-generated list of media that should be played when the .playlist file is launched.

The PLAYLIST file contains information such as the names of the songs or videos, their locations and the order in which the media files will be played. When a PLAYLIST file is selected, it will play the media that is defined in that file according to the settings that have been chosen by the user.

CyberLink PowerDVD is the application that is most commonly used to generate files with the .playlist file extension, although there are a number of other media players that also use the PLAYLIST file format.

How to open PLAYLIST files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PLAYLIST file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PLAYLIST 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 PLAYLIST openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: April 25, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Windows Media PlayerWindows Media PlayerUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
ABBYY FineReaderABBYY FineReaderUser submitted
FLV Downloader ProFLV Downloader ProUser submitted
birdJam MakerbirdJam MakerUser submitted
BearShareBearShareUser submitted
MP4 DownloaderMP4 DownloaderUser submitted
YTDYTDUser submitted
YT DownloaderYT DownloaderUser submitted
Windows TubeMateWindows TubeMateUser submitted

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