A smil file extension is related to the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language that is used for authoring of interactive audiovisual presentations.

There is one other file type using
the SMIL file extension!

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SMIL file extension - Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language multimedia presentation

What is smil file? How to open smil files?

File type specification:

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

smil file icon: smil filetype icon

The smil file extension is related to SMIL - Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language.

The Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language allows users to simple authoring of interactive audiovisual presentations.

SMIL is typically used for multimedia presentations which integrate streaming audio and video with images, text or any other media type.

SMIL is an easy-to-learn HTML-like language, and many SMIL presentations are written using a simple text-editor.

MIME types:

The default software associated to smil file type:

RealPlayer icon

RealNetworks, Inc. logoRealPlayer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
RealNetworks, Inc.

RealPlayer is a media player that supports most audio and video format as well as some proprietary RealNetworks formats. it is available in versions for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Help how to open SMIL files:

Use RealPlayer to playback *.smil files. Use any text editor to view content of *.smil files.

How to convert file with extension SMIL:

As far as we know, this .smil file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Related links:

SMIL full overview

List of recommended software applications associated to the .smil file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open smil file, edit smil file, convert smil file, view smil file, play smil file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Play smil file

smil file players - programs that can play smil file - Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language multimedia presentation

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play smil file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with smil file by default:
RealPlayer small icon RealPlayer
Other suggested software:
KMPlayer small icon KMPlayer

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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