Open DTS files

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    Digital Surround Audio File Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a DTS file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a DTS file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your DTS file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is DTS file?

With the file extension DTS audio files are marked in the so-called Digital Theater Systems Format (DTS). It is a multi-channel format, which is mainly used on DVDs and BluRays. However, most of the files are not stored on the data carriers, but are stored inside the respective container (vob or evo). DTS is a proprietary, lossy compression method that supports resolutions up to 24 bits and sampling rates up to 96 kHz with different bit rates.

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The DTS files can contain DTS sound at 768kbit or 1.5MBit. The former is mainly used on DVDs. The latter is a so-called DTS core, which is the lossy part of the DTS-HD standard.

Programs which can open a DTS file

How to open file with DTS extension?

In order to open a file with DTS extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening DTS file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with DTS files, follow the instructions below.
Install iTunes or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening DTS files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support DTS files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of DTS files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set iTunes as the default program for opening DTS files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate DTS files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the iTunes applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where iTunes has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with DTS files

Sometimes problems with opening DTS files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • DTS files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open DTS files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • DTS file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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