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HLS file format description

Many people share .hls files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .hls file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .hls files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.hls - HTTP Live Streaming Video

The HLS video files are related to VLC Media Player. HLS file is a HTTP Live Streaming Video. HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is a technology, developed by Apple, for streaming live and on-demand video.

VLC Media Player
Video files
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HTTP Live Streaming Video related extensions:
Eyesight IP Camera Video
UltraViolet MP4 Video
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Handan Video Stream
On2 TrueMotion VP4 Encoded Video
IVC Video File

Naturally, other applications may also use the .hls file extension. Even harmful programs can create .hls files. Be especially cautious with .hls files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .hls file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .hls file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bls, gls, h1s, his, hks, hl, hlc, hlq, hlw, hlx, hlz, hms, hps, hs, hsl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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