File Extension Library

.XSPF File Extension

  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: XML

What is an .XSPF file?

.XSPF file extension has been classified as Audio Files. The format of .XSPF file is XML

.XSPF is XSPF Playlist File

An XSPF file is a playlist saved in the XML Shareable Playlist Format (XSPF). It is similar to a .M3U file, but uses standard XML tags to organize and list files included in the playlist. XSPF files are used by various audio players, such as VLC media player, AIMP, Clementine, and Audacious.

It is important to note that XSPF files do not contain actual audio data. They only store information about a playlist, which includes references to media files stored in the playlist.

NOTE: More information about the XSPF format is available at

List of all softwares that can open the XSPF Playlist File
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 6
VideoLAN VLC media player
VideoLAN VLC media player
Macgo Mac Media Player
VideoLAN VLC media player

How to Open .XSPF file on different platforms

Open .XSPF File on Windows

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

Open .XSPF File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .XSPF 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 .XSPF File on Linux

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

Open .XSPF File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .XSPF 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 .XSPF 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 .XSPF files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .XSPF files

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