.CMF File Extension

Creative Labs
File Type:
Creative Music Format

Having trouble opening .cmf extension? Don't panic! This page explains what cmf files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open cmf files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a CMF file?

Cmf file extension has Creative Music Format file type, developed by Creative Labs, which is associated with the "audio files" category.

Typically created with Creative Labs, the file contains music data, similarly to a .MID file. It may include information about instruments that are applied for sound playback as well.
Unlike CMF files, Sound Blaster Instrument (.SBI) files can only be used for storing instrument data.


To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

cmf file icon
Creative Labs
File Type:
Creative Music Format
Audio Files

How to open CMF file?

Double click the cmf file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .cmf extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the cmf extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the cmf file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open CMF files

  • Windows Windows
    • Nullsoft Winamp with AdPlug plugin Nullsoft Winamp with AdPlug plugin
  • Linux Linux
    • XMMS with with AdPlug plugin XMMS with with AdPlug plugin

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the cmf file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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