.KDENLIVE File Extension

Kdenlive Project

Developer KDE
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What is a KDENLIVE file?

A KDENLIVE file is a video editing project created by Kdenlive, a cross-platform, open-source video editor. It is saved in an XML format and contains references to the project's included audio and video files, as well as how those files are arranged on the project's editing timeline.

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Screenshot of a .kdenlive file in Kdenlive
KDENLIVE file open in Kdenlive

Kdenlive is a free video editing program that allows users to import video, audio, and other media and combine those files into a single movie. Users can export their movies as .MP4, .WEBM, .MPEG2, and other types of video files.

The program saves users' in-progress video editing projects as KDENLIVE files. These files are text files; they do not actually include any video, audio, or media files. They contain only references to those files' locations. As such, if you move a media file from the location referenced in your KDENLIVE file, your project will not load correctly in Kdenlive (as the program will not be able to find the moved media file).

How to open a KDENLIVE file

You can open a KDENLIVE file in Kdenlive (multiplatform). To do so, select File → Open... from the program's menu bar. Then, navigate to and open your KDENLIVE file.

If necessary, you can also open a KDENLIVE file in Microsoft Notepad (Windows), Apple TextEdit (Mac), GitHub Atom (multiplatform), or any other text editor, to view the XML data the file contains.

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Programs that open KDENLIVE files


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