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OMF File Extension

Open Media Framework Format
  • Developer
    Avid Technology
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  • Popularity
    3 (5 votes)

What is OMF file?

OMF is a file extension commonly associated with Open Media Framework Format files. Open Media Framework Format specification was created by Avid Technology. OMF file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. OMF file format, along with 763 other file formats, belongs to the Audio Files category. The most popular program for handling OMF files is Avid Media Composer, but users can choose among 8 different programs that support this file format. Software named Avid Media Composer was created by Avid Technology, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and OMF files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support OMF file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support OMF files. OMF files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

How to open file with OMF extension?

Being unable to open files with OMF extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Open Media Framework 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 OMF files.

Step 1. Get the Avid Media Composer

Install software to open OMF file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports OMF files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Avid Media Composer or different compatible program, such as Adobe Audition, Avid Pro Tools, Nuendo. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Avid Media Composer installed is by going to developer’s website (Avid Technology, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Avid Media Composer to the latest version

Update software that support file extension OMFIf you already have Avid Media Composer installed on your systems and OMF files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Avid Media Composer installed, it may not support OMF format. The most recent version of Avid Media Composer is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Avid Media Composer to OMF files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate OMF files with latest version of Avid Media Composer you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with OMF file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the OMF with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Avid Media Composer is installed, check the Always use this app to open OMF files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with OMF file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with OMF extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with OMF extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the OMF for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the OMF file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check OMF file for viruses
1. Check the OMF file for viruses or malware

If the OMF is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the OMF file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the OMF file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the OMF file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Open Media Framework Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Avid Media Composer

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with OMF extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Open Media Framework Format files. It may be the case that the OMF files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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