File Extension Library

.XEL File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: XML

What is an .XEL file?

.XEL file extension is created by Microsoft. .XEL has been classified as Video Files. The format of .XEL file is XML.

.XEL is Expression Encoder Live Encoding File

Settings file created by Expression Encoder, a video transcoding application included with Microsoft Expression Studio; stores the presets for a live video encoding session and includes references to the source media as well as the transcoding settings for each file; saved in an XML format.

Live encodings are performed while video is streaming. For example, a XEL file can save settings for encoding a live webcast into a video stream or file. Live encodings differ from encoding jobs, which are saved in the .XEJ format.

NOTE: Expression Encoder is available for free or as part of Microsoft Expression Studio.

List of all softwares that can open the Expression Encoder Live Encoding File
Microsoft Expression Studio

How to Open .XEL file on different platforms

Open .XEL File on Windows

  • Right-click a .XEL
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .XEL file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .XEL files" Press "Ok"

Open .XEL File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .XEL file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .XEL File on Linux

Right click on the .XEL file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .XEL File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .XEL file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .XEL File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .XEL files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .XEL files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .XEL files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .XEL file format
  2. You need to check the .XEL file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)