.XSPF File Extension

XML Shareable Playlist Format

A JSON Shareable Playlist Format file uses the JSPF file extension. It is written in the JSON format. An XSPF file is a playlist saved in the XML Shareable Playlist Format. It is similar to a M3U file...

General Information

Title XSPF File Extension
Extension .xspf
Full Form XML Shareable Playlist Format
File Type Playlist File
Developer Xiph.Org Foundation
MIME Type application/xspf+xml

File Function

Primary Function Store playlist
Additional Functions Reference media files
Features Portable, XML-based

File Characteristics

Quality Not applicable
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Music Playlists Yes
Media Libraries Yes
Streaming Services Possible

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low
Best Practices Validate XML, Update software

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2004
Latest Version 1.0 (2004)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .m3u, .pls, .asx

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
VLC Media Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
Clementine Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Foobar2000 Free Windows