A free, opensource, multiplatform, universal viewer and toolbox intended for, but not limited to, timeseries storage files
like EEG, EMG, ECG, BioImpedance, etc.


More info


This is free software, it is experimental and available under the GPL License version 3.
No charge, no warranty, no taxes, no maintenance fees, no advertising, no adware, no spyware, no telemetry or data collection,
no automatic updates, no sales calls, no spam...
Even though this program is free, it is not cheap. A great deal of effort went into making this program useful,
so if you find a problem, please use the email address given in the program's about menu to report it.
Despite this software is intend to be usefull, there is no warranty, use this software at your own risk!
EDFbrowser may NOT be used in safety-critical applications, such as life-support medical systems.
The author is NOT responsible for any consequences. For research and educational purpose only.


      Because compiling EDFbrowser is very easy, this is the recommended way. See the how-to further on this page.


Linux (sourcecode)

      Click here (GitLab) for the latest revision/patch/pre-release

64-bit Windows 7 and later

If there's a 32-bit version present on your system, remove it first before installing the 64-bit version.

32-bit Windows 2000, XP, and later


Version info

Older versions

Latest patches & additions

The following bugfixes / additions will be available in the next version (you can pull them from Git):

- Added an option in the settings dialog to enable to assign varying colors to traces
when adding traces to the screen.

- Spectrumanalyzer: switch to exponential notation in case of big numbers.

- Spectrum Analyzer: added FFT window type "HFT95".

- Converters: added a ISHNE (Holter) ECG to EDF converter.


- Install Git, the GCC compiler, make and the Qt4 development package:
Linux Mint 18: sudo apt-get install git-core g++ make libqt4-dev libqt4-core
Ubuntu 17.10: sudo apt-get install git-core g++ make libqt4-dev
Ubuntu 18.04: sudo apt-get install g++ make git-core qtbase5-dev-tools qtbase5-dev qt5-default
openSuse Leap 42.3: sudo zypper in git-core libqt4-devel
Fedora 25: sudo dnf install git-core qt-devel gcc-c++

- Download the source code:
mkdir EDFbrowser_git
cd EDFbrowser_git
git init
git pull https://gitlab.com/Teuniz/EDFbrowser

- Create the makefile:
Linux Mint 18: qmake
(K)ubuntu 17.04: qmake
openSuse Leap 42.2: qmake
Fedora 25: qmake-qt4

- Compile the source code and install it:
make -j16
sudo make install

Now you can run the program by typing: edfbrowser

Other EDF software

Some commandline format converters (without graphical user interface) for scripts or batchfiles.
Note that these converters are also in EDFbrowser.

A very convenient open-source programming library for C/C++ programmers who want to implement EDF(+) and/or BDF(+).

EDF for Labview, a collection of VI's to write files in the European Data Format.