Files with the MPL extension are playlists created with digital cameras which record in the AVCHD format – in high resolution. They do not contain the recording itself by only the sorter lists of references to the recorder video files.
Recorded video data is stored in a file with MTS extension and simultaneously a second associated file is being created. The reference lists within MPL file are refer to records stored in MTS files and are used to navigate within them.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open MPL files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. MPL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Being unable to open files with MPL extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to AVCHD Playlist Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening MPL files is that no program that can handle MPL files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install PowerDVD or one to the listed programs: PowerProducer, PowerDirector, Roxio Creator. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading PowerDVD installed is by going to developer’s website (CyberLink Corp.) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have PowerDVD installed on your systems and MPL files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why MPL files are not compatible with PowerDVD. The latest version of PowerDVD should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing PowerDVD (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open MPL 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
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the MPL file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the MPL is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the MPL file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the MPL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with MPL extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative 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 MPL extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with AVCHD Playlist Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with MPL files affecting older versions of given software.
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