.SMIL File Extension

A .SMIL file is a SMIL Presentation File, created by SYMM Working Group.

Open with RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20+. Available for Windows and Mac.

What is a .SMIL file?

The file extension .SMIL stands for SMIL Presentation File. This type of file is used to create multimedia presentations using the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL), which is a format similar to HTML but specifically designed for multimedia presentations. A .SMIL file typically includes text and may also contain links to streaming audio and video files, allowing for the creation of rich audiovisual slide shows.

To open a .SMIL file, you can use several different programs: 1. **RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20+**: This is a media player that supports a wide range of multimedia formats including SMIL. It allows you to view and manage multimedia content.

2. **ACD Systems ACDSee Photo Studio**: Primarily known for photo editing and management, this software also supports viewing SMIL files.

3. **Microsoft Internet Explorer**: Although this browser has been discontinued, it was capable of opening SMIL files directly in the browser.

4. **Apple QuickTime Player**: This multimedia player, included with macOS and available for iOS, supports the playback of SMIL files.

5. **RealNetworks RealTimes: Video Maker+**: Available for both Android and iOS, this app allows users to create and view multimedia presentations, including those in SMIL format.

Additionally, SMIL files are compatible with various Nokia cell phones, particularly older models like the Nokia 6600 and other Series 60 (S60) devices. These phones can create and open SMIL files through their Messaging Application, which is part of the phone's software suite.

For more detailed information about the SMIL format, you can visit the website of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which provides specifications and additional resources related to SMIL and other web standards.


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