PLAYLIST File - opening and understanding

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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PLAYLIST for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different PLAYLIST openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PLAYLIST

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

Various viewers for this file format

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.

PowerDVDPowerDVDUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows 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
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PLAYLIST-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 PLAYLIST-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!