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HLS file format description

HLS file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with HLS files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the HLS file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing HLS files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 HTTP Live Streaming Video

The HLS file is categorized under Video. It is associated with VLC Media Player, serving as a HTTP Live Streaming Video. HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is a technology, developed by Apple, for streaming live and on-demand video. Visit the website of VLC Media Player for a detailed description of the HLS format.

Application:VLC Media Player
Category:Video files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
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HTTP Live Streaming Video related extensions

  • stl Win2020 Subtitle Data
  • dvf Panasonic DV Video File
  • mpsub MPlayer Subtitles File
  • dce DriveCam Video Event

#2 SimCity 4 Hitlist

The HLS file is categorized under Game Data. It is associated with SimCity 4, serving as a SimCity 4 Hitlist. SimCity 4 (SC4) is a city-building, urban planning simulation computer game. Visit the website of SimCity 4 for a detailed description of the HLS format.

Application:SimCity 4
Category:Game Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
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SimCity 4 Hitlist related extensions

  • spr Half-Life Sprite Data
  • fbx Unreal Engine 4 Scene
  • fld YSFlight Field Data
  • yaf SmackDown Game Audio Data

Did someone accidentally misspell the HLS filename?

The HLS filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your HLS file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this HLS file.

To set the HLS file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set HLS file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle HLS files with care

Exercise caution when handling HLS files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar HLS files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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