File Extension SMIL

  • Full name
    Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language Format
  • Developer
    SYMM Working Group
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a SMIL 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 SMIL file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your SMIL file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

Programs which can open a SMIL file

How to open file with SMIL extension?

In order to open a file with SMIL extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening SMIL file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with SMIL files, follow the instructions below.
Install RealPlayer or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening SMIL files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support SMIL files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of SMIL files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set RealPlayer as the default program for opening SMIL files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate SMIL files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the RealPlayer applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where RealPlayer has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with SMIL files

Sometimes problems with opening SMIL files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • SMIL files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open SMIL files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • SMIL file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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