SPL File

What are SPL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SPL file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a SPL file?

SPL files have multiple uses, and FutureSplash Animation is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

FutureSplash Animation

These files are animation files that have been created with the FutureSplash animation software.

FutureSplash was created back in 1995 by FutureWave. The company was later acquired by Macromedia, which itself was later acquired by Adobe. FutureSplash was one of the first online animation formats and laid the grounds for the Macromedia Flash technology.

How to open SPL files

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

Last updated: December 11, 2022

All known file formats using extension .SPL

While FutureSplash Animation is a popular type of SPL-file, we know of 9 different uses of the .SPL file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Windows Print Spooler Data

When you print a file in Windows, the print job is handled by the Windows Print Spooler.

The Print Spooler stores a copy of the printed files in a read-to-print raw print format. These files are saved with the SPL extension.

SPL opener for Windows

We have identified one SPL opener that is compatible with this specific type of SPL file.


More file formats using the SPL extension

Through our research of SPL files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Digitrakker Sample
  • Infinity Engine Spell
  • Skencil / SK1 Text Color Palette
  • SOPROL Sound Programming Language Module
  • SpelTool Supplemental Dictionary
  • SPlan Schematic
  • Splint Compressed Data

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Adobe Flash Player ActiveXAdobe Flash Player ActiveXVerified
Shockwave FlashShockwave FlashUser submitted
Swiff PlayerSwiff PlayerUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
FlashFlashUser submitted
Adobe Flash PlayerAdobe Flash PlayerUser submitted
Boris GraffitiBoris GraffitiUser submitted
ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
Woobies DeluxeWoobies DeluxeUser submitted
Flash PlayerFlash PlayerUser submitted

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