The file extension PLAYLIST is associated with the Cyberlink DVD Player, which is produced by Cyberlink Corporation. It is an audio and video file type that is created by Cyberlink Power DVD with the name PDVD_MEDIADISC.PLAYLIST.
PLAYLIST files typically contain data associated with DVDs, such as paths to specific media programs, music, audio files, DVD videos and movies. The files also contain information related to the artist, album or movie, titles, subtitles, chapters, and other data that pertains to media. PLAYLIST files are usually in plain ASCII text format to allow you to read the references and information related to the media contained on the DVD.
The PLAYLIST file extension is representative of older versions of Cyberlink PowerDVD. If you use a newer version of Power DVD, the files will be saved with a PLS extension or as an M3U file type. PLAYLIST files are user-generated and can be found in the primary folder of the program that created them.
How to Open PLAYLIST Files
If you are unsure about the origin of a PLAYLIST file, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program. Since PLAYLIST files can be opened with a wide variety of programs in addition to PowerDVD, you may have an appropriate program installed on your PC that will open the file.
Since PLAYLIST files are typically in plain text format, you can open them using any text editor, such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.
If you use Windows, you can open PLAYLIST files using Core Media Player, Blaze Media Pro, or Windows Media Player. You can also use SM Player to open and view files with the PLAYLIST extension.
For Mac OS X, you can open PLAYLIST files using RealPlayer, SWF & FLV Player, or Chroma Player. UltraMixer Pro and Tremor will also open PLAYLIST files on a Mac PC.
If you are looking for a multiplatform application to open PLAYLIST files, you can use VideoLAN VLC Media Player, which is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. VLC Media Player is open source and is available as a free download from the VideoLAN website.
Since PLAYLIST files are originally created by Cyberlink PowerDVD, you can easily open such files using Cyberlink PowerDVD 12, which is compatible both with the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.