The File Extensions Database

.XML File Extension

  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: XML

What is an .XML file?

.XML is XML File

An XML file is an XML (Extensible Markup Language) data file. It is formatted much like an .HTML document, but uses custom tags to define objects and the data within each object. XML files can be thought of as a text-based database.

XML file open in Microsoft XML Notepad

The XML format stores data in a structure that is machine-readable and human-readable. There are a large amount of programs that can open XML files. And since they are formatted as text documents, they can be viewed and edited by basic text editors.

XML files have become a standard way of storing and transferring data between programs and over the Internet. However, they can be used by many other types of programs. The XML syntax has been utilized in a large variety of file formats, such as Microsoft Office Open XML, LibreOffice OpenDocument, .XHTML, and .SVG.

Programs that open XML File
File Viewer Plus
Altova XMLSpy
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor
Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio
Progress Stylus Studio
JAPISoft EditiX
Wattle XMLwriter
Microsoft XML Notepad
XMLBlueprint XML Editor
JAPISoft EditiX
Bare Bones BBEdit
MacroMates TextMate
Alexander Blach Textastic Code Editor
File Viewer for Android
File Type 2:

Cinelerra Video Project

Developer by: Heroine Virtual Category: Video Files Format: Text

Video project created and used by Cinelerra, a video editing software package for Linux; contains project data, which includes an edit decision list that records any edits made to the project; also stores project settings; does not contain media, instead it stores a path to each media file.

NOTE: There used to be two versions of Cinelerra, Heroine Virtual (HV) and Community Version (CV), and XML projects created by one version cannot be opened by the other version. However, Cinelerra is now offered as a single release.

Programs that open Cinelerra Video Project

How to solve problems with XML files

  • Associate the XML file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any XML file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.XML files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the XML 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 .XML is XML File. Because only the current version supports the latest XML file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .XML is XML File update.
  • To make sure that your XML file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.