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HLS file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .hls file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .hls file?
  • What program do I need to open a .hls file?
  • How can the .hls file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .hls files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ HTTP Live Streaming Video

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.
HLS format description not yet available
Category: Video files
Application: VLC Media Player
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
HLS aliases:
HLS related links:
HLS related extensions:

Other types of files may also use the .hls file extension.

🚫 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?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

TuneUp Utilities Logon Screen
National Language Support
Hioki Logger Communicator Waveform Data
Blockland Saved Game
HostMonitor Script
LayaAir Scene Data
SOBEK History Data
Hex Workshop Structure Library
GLScript Game Script

🔴 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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .hls file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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