File Extension OMF

  • Full name
    Open Media Framework Format
  • Developer
    Avid Technology
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a OMF file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a OMF file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your OMF file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The file extension OMF marks so-called Open Media Framework files. It is a standardized exchange format for professional audio / video content. That was developed by Avid.
The format, also known as the Open Media Framework Interchange (OMFI), is platform-independent and primarily serves to transfer media content and project data between different applications.
Please note that OMF files unfortunately can not always save all settings. This applies, for example, to non-standardized effects whose data could not then be evaluated in other applications. In addition, the formats of the associated audio / video data must be supported.
Meanwhile, the OMFI is being replaced by the MXF (Material Exchange Format).

Programs which can open a OMF file

How to open a OMF file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the OMF file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a OMF file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support OMF files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a OMF file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all OMF files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with OMF there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the OMF file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the OMF file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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