XPL File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open an XPL file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise 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
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension XPL for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different XPL openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension XPL
While we know of one file format using the .XPL 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 .XPL file.
Various viewers for this file format
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.