The file extension SMI is associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include SAMI, RealPlay SMIL, Mac Disk Image, and SiSMS. SMI files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the SMI file extension is related to SAMI, the file is categorized as a video file that stores subtitles and closed captions used for video playback. SAMI stands for Synchronized Accessible Media Interchange, which is a format created by Microsoft that can be used with a variety of media players.
SMI files which are part of RealPlay SMIL are a video file type that contains data which references media files, text, and other data. The media files are presented in a sequence which is then referenced by the SMI file. SMIL stands for Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language and is a format used for creating interactive video presentations. This type of SMI file can be used with a variety of media player applications.
If the file extension SMI is defined as a Mac disk image, the file is categorized as a disk image file type which contains a variety of different data. This type of SMI file is known as a self-mounting disk image used with earlier versions of the Mac operating system prior to Mac OS 9. When the file is opened, it mounts on the desktop of a Mac PC.
SMI files associated with SiSMS are defined as a text file type which contains messages created with a Siemens mobile phone. When the incoming messages are sent to the phone, they are automatically archived with the SMI file extension. SiSMS is a software application which reads SMS files on Siemens mobile phones and allows mobile phone users to read the archived files saved with the file extension SMI.
How to Open SMI Files
Since SMI files can be opened using multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. SMI files are a versatile file type, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
SMI files which are created as a SAMI subtitle file can be opened using a number of media player applications. If you are using Windows, you can open SMI files using Windows Media Player which is typically included in the Windows operating system or can be obtained on the Microsoft website. You can also opt to use URUWorks Subtitle Workshop, which is a freeware editing tool available on the URUSoft website.
For Mac OS X, SAMI subtitle SMI files can be opened using Apple QuickTime Player which is typically included with the Mac operating system. You can also use MPlayer, which is an open source media player available as a free download on the MPlayer website. Mplayer also works with Windows and the Linux operating system as well.
If you are looking for a cross platform media player to open SAMI subtitle SMI files, you can use VLC Media Player, which is an open source application available as a free download on the VideoLAN website. VLC Media Player is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
If the file extension SMI is associated with Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language, the file can be opened using a variety of media player applications. If you are using Windows, you can open SMI files with ACDSee 15, which is an image editing and multimedia organization application available as a free trial on the ACDSee Systems website. ACDSee 15 is designed for use with the Windows operating system.
If you are using Windows or Mac OS X, you can open RealPlay SMIL files using Apple QuickTime Player which is available on the Apple website or RealNetworks RealPlayer which can be obtained for download on the RealNetworks website. RealNetworks RealPlayer is also compatible with the Linux operating system.
SMI files defined as a self-mounting disk image file can be opened using Apple Disk Utility which is used to verify and repair disks for Mac operating systems. Apple Disk Utility is typically included in the Mac operating system or it can be obtained on the Apple website. You can also use Aladdin ShrinkWrap, which is a utility that mounts an exact copy of disk images on a Mac desktop. It is available on the Apple Links and SoftLow websites.
If the file extension SMI is associated with a Siemens mobile phone, you can open the file using the SiSMS software application installed on the phone. SiSMS is available on the Siemens website and is compatible with a line of mobile phones by Siemens. Since this type of SMI file is a text file, you can open and read it using any text editing application such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.