XSPF File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an XSPF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .XSPF files.

What is an XSPF file?

An .XSPF file is an XML Shareable Playlist Format file. The .xspf file extension is most commonly used for XSPF playlist files. These files are saved in the XML Shareable Playlist Format. The files use XML tags to list and organize files that are included in the playlist. The XSPF files do not contain any actual audio files, just references to the audio files listed in the playlist. The XSPF file format allows for the portability of playlists across computers and media devices.

How to open XSPF 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 XSPF for different purposes. We have identified 3 XSPF openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of XSPF file.

Programs that open these files

WinampWinampVerified
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerVerified
MediaMonkeyMediaMonkeyVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension XSPF

While we know of one file format using the .XSPF 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 .XSPF file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

AIMP3AIMP3User submitted
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
Yahoo! Music JukeboxYahoo! Music JukeboxUser submitted
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerUser submitted
TS PlayerTS PlayerUser submitted
FLV and Media PlayerFLV and Media PlayerUser submitted
Yahoo! Music EngineYahoo! Music EngineUser submitted
JRiver Media CenterJRiver Media CenterUser submitted
mufin playermufin playerUser submitted
SoftCamp Secure KeyStrokeSoftCamp Secure KeyStrokeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with XSPF-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 XSPF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!