Full format name of files that use EDL extension is Edit Decision List Format. EDL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. EDL file format, along with 344 other file formats, belongs to the Video Files category. The most popular program for handling EDL files is Avid Media Composer, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Avid Technology, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theAvid Media Composer software, but also about EDL and other supported file formats.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with EDL files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. EDL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing EDL may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Edit Decision List Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with EDL files.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening EDL files is that no program that can handle EDL files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Avid Media Composer or different compatible program, such as Apple Final Cut Pro X. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Avid Media Composer website and download the installer.
If you already have Avid Media Composer installed on your systems and EDL files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Avid Media Composer cannot handle files with EDL may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Avid Media Composer is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing Avid Media Composer (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open EDL files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the EDL file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the EDL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. EDL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If you obtained the problematic EDL file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the EDL file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with EDL extension. In this case close the other applications.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Edit Decision List Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with EDL files affecting older versions of given software.
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