XPL File Type

- The quick facts

What are XPL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an XPL 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 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 10 different XPL openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 18, 2022

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 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.

RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
RealOne PlayerRealOne PlayerUser submitted
PowerDVDPowerDVDUser submitted
JRiver Media CenterJRiver Media CenterUser submitted
RealTimesRealTimesUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
jetAudiojetAudioUser submitted
SoftCamp Secure KeyStrokeSoftCamp Secure KeyStrokeUser submitted
Media CenterMedia CenterUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with XPL-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with XPL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!