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.CDXL File Extension

File TypeCommodore CDXL Video

DeveloperCommodore International
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CategoryVideo Files

What is a CDXL file?

A CDXL file is a video included on an Amiga CD-ROM. It contains uncompressed motion video. CDXL files were used primarily by programs developed for Commodore's CDTV home entertainment and video game console, a repurposed version of the Amiga 500.

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CDXL file open in VLC media player

Commodore International was an American electronics manufacturer that, among other things, was famous for producing the Commodore 64. In the 1980s and 90s, Commodore also produced the Amiga family of PCs. Later versions of the Amiga, including the CDTV, included a CD-ROM drive, and many of the CD-ROM games that could be played on an Amiga included CDXL video files.

Most CDXL videos play at a low resolution and a speed of up to 24 frames per second. They can include 8-bit mono or stereo sound. Later versions of the CDXL format supported Amiga Advanced Graphics Architecture and higher video resolutions.

How do I open a CDXL file?

Because CDXL files are so uncommon, most popular media players cannot play them. However, you can play CDXL files in CDXL player or VLC media player. You can also convert CDXL files to a more usable video format using FFmpeg.

Open and view .CDXL files with File Viewer Plus.

Programs that open CDXL files

Updated 9/3/2020

About CDXL Files

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