File Extension Library

.XEL File Extension

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

What are .XEL files and how to open them?

Can't open .XEL file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .XEL file.

What is a .XEL file extension?

.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 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.)