Files with hls file suffix are related to the HTTP live streaming video format developed by Apple.

There is one other file type using
the HLS file extension!

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Software that works with hls file extension

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HLS file - HTTP live streaming video

What is hls file? How to open hls files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

The hls file extension is associated with the HTTP live streaming video, known as HLS developed by Apple for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and PC.

The hls file contains video data.

The default software associated to hls file type:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

Help how to open:

Use VLC media player to play *.hls files.

How to convert:

Some compatible tools are able to export *.hls files to other video formats.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .hls file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open hls file, edit hls file, convert hls file, view hls file, play hls file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Play hls file

hls file players - programs that can play hls file - HTTP live streaming video

Programs supporting the exension hls on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play hls file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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