What are XPL files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an XPL 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 XPL files.
What is an XPL file?
An .XPL file is a HD DVD HDi Playlist file.
Some files using the .XPL file extension are HD DVD playlist files, used in e.g. XBOX and standalone HD DVD players.
A DVD movie utilizing HDi, which is Microsoft's implementation of the Advanced Content Interactivity Layer in HD DVDs, is known as an Advanced Content Application.
Advanced Content Applications are run by special software in the DVD player, which can understand the advanced DVD format. HDi consists of playlist files (.xpl files), subtitles (.xas files), markup files (.xmu files), and scripts (.js files) in addition to the actual video.
How to open XPL files
Important: Different programs may use files with the XPL file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your XPL 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 XPL openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: September 22, 2023
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of XPL files. Remember, different programs may use XPL 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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