Full format name of files that use SMI extension is SMIL Presentation. Files with SMI extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. SMI file format, along with 546 other file formats, belongs to the Video Files category. ACDSee supports SMI files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 12 other tools may also be used.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open SMI files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with SMI suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SMI files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with SMI extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with SMI files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports SMI files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select ACDSee or one of the recommended programs (for example, RealPlayer, QuickTime Player, Ambulant Player) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SMI files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download ACDSee installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.
If you already have ACDSee installed on your systems and SMI 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. This can be one of the causes why SMI files are not compatible with ACDSee. The latest version of ACDSee should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing ACDSee (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open SMI files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
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 SMI file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the SMI is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the SMI file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. SMI file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If you obtained the problematic SMI file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. When downloading the file with SMI extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the SMIL Presentation file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support SMI files. Close all running programs and try opening the SMI file.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with SMIL Presentation file. It may be the case that the SMI files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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