What are VPL files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a VPL 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 VPL files.
What is a VPL file?
VPL files have multiple uses, and VICE Palette is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
VICE Palette File
A Vice Palette file, denoted by the .vpl file extension, is a file type associated with the Versatile Commodore Emulator, also known as VICE. This file type is used to store color palette information for the emulator.
The .vpl file contains data that defines the color palette used by the emulator to replicate the display of the original Commodore systems. This includes the Commodore 64, a popular home computer system from the 1980s. The color palette is crucial for accurately emulating the visual experience of these vintage systems.
To load a .vpl file in VICE, navigate to the file browser within the emulator. VPL files are recognized as palette files and can be loaded directly from the context menu. This allows you to customize the color palette used by the emulator, enabling a more personalized emulation experience.
Please note that the .vpl file format is specific to the VICE emulator. Other emulators may not support this file format or may use a different file format for storing color palette information. Therefore, .vpl files are not universally compatible with all emulators.
How to open VPL files
We have identified one VPL opener that is compatible with this specific type of VPL file.
Programs that open VICE Palette files
Last updated: July 30, 2023
All known file formats using extension .VPL
While VICE Palette File is a popular type of VPL-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .VPL file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
VanBasco Karaoke Player Playlist
The VPL file format is used for a data file type that can be created in the Karaoke Player software, which is a Windows program that was developed by VanBasco Software. These .vpl files are also called Karaoke Player playlists. The Karaoke Player software allows users to open and listen to karaoke audio files and MIDI sound files. These karaoke audio files use the .kar file extension, while these MIDI sound files use the .mid file extension.
A VPL file contains directory locations, metadata details, and other references for karaoke audio files or MIDI sound files that have been saved in the corresponding Karaoke Player playlist. These .vpl files do not contain the actual karaoke or MIDI files. Users are advised to only open and edit these VPL files using the Karaoke Player software.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different VPL openers which you will find listed below.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of VPL files. Remember, different programs may use VPL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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