Opening SMIL files

Did your computer fail to open a SMIL file? We explain what SMIL files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your SMIL files.

What is a SMIL file?

SMIL stands for Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language. Files that contain the .smil file extension are written in the XML language and they are very similar to HTML pages. There are four different versions of SMIL including SMIL 1.0, SMIL 2.0, SMIL 2.1 and SMIL 3.0.

The SMIL file format is used to develop slide shows and presentations. The slides contained in these files may include audio, video and text information as well as references to other streaming audio and video files.

The SMIL file format is used by a variety of Nokia phones such as the Nokia 3560 and 6600.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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