“I have some video files that have spl at the end of the file name. I can’t open these files on my Mac with anything I try and I need to convert them to something readable like PNG. I tried changing these SPL files but it didn't work. I also searched Google for solutions but came up short. So I’m wondering if anyone out there tells me why and is there any program that can perform such a conversion from SPL to images like PNG on Mac?”- Tiebreaker
There are mainly two types of SPL file. On the one hand, SPL is a kind of Printer Spool file, which is created by Windows NT/2000 spooler for each print job.( In fact, Windows NT/2000 spooler creates two spool files for each print job –SPL file for drawing commands and SHD for job settings. On the other hand, SPL is appended to files created by FutureSplash Animator (developed by FutureWave Software for creating vector-based animations), the predecessor of Flash. If you use a Mac OS X, you need to install Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Flash CS5 on your Mac OS X to open spl files.
Of course, you can also try to convert the SPL files to other formats such PNG images to vie them. Here, I would like to share such a tool–PCL to Image Converter for Mac. I had used it to successfully export several SPL files to PNG images on my Mac. It is specifically designed for Mac users who need to convert print file such as SPL, PCL, PXL, etc. to PNG, BMP, TIFF and other images.
It is extremely easy-to-use! Firstly, download and install PCL to Image Converter for Mac. Then, click Add File (s) to add the SPL files. Thirdly, choose PNG as target format from “Convert to” spin box after opening the Setting dialog box by clicking Setting, and click OK to enact the settings. Of course, during this step, you could also make some related settings such as resize the page and reset the resolution if you like. Lastly, select the output folder and click Convertto convert the SPL files to PNG images.