The File Extensions Database


.CPI File Extension

  • Developer by: Sony
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .CPI file?

.CPI is AVCHD Video Clip Information File

A CPI file is a video clip information file created by various high definition (HD) digital video camcorders. It is used to describe an .MTS, or AVCHD, video stream and contains metadata, such as the frame rate, frames per second, and aspect ratio.

CPI files are saved in the AVCHD video format, which was developed jointly by Sony and Panasonic and first released on the Sony Handycam HDR-UX1 digital camcorder in 2006. CPI files are commonly found in the AVCHD/BDMV/CLIPINF directory of HD digital video recording media.

Programs that open AVCHD Video Clip Information File
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 6
CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Ultra
Pinnacle Studio 22
Corel VideoStudio 2018
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019
Roxio Popcorn
File Type 2 Codepage Information File
Developer by: Microsoft Category: System Files

Stores keyboard mapping and full screen font settings for MS-DOS and Windows; contains embedded representations of the character glyphs that represent standard fonts; may be modified to suit different languages.

Programs that open Codepage Information File
Microsoft Windows

How to solve problems with CPI files

  • Associate the CPI file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CPI file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CPI files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CPI file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .CPI is AVCHD Video Clip Information File. Because only the current version supports the latest CPI file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Sony manufacturer website after an available .CPI is AVCHD Video Clip Information File update.
  • To make sure that your CPI file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.