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ADTS File Extension

Audio Data Transport Stream Format

What is ADTS file?

ADTS filename suffix is mostly used for Audio Data Transport Stream Format files. Files with ADTS extension may be used by programs distributed for Android, Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. ADTS file belongs to the Audio Files category just like 771 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling ADTS files is Windows Media Player, but users can choose among 5 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theWindows Media Player software, but also about ADTS and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ADTS file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with ADTS files, divided into 4 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with ADTS extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support ADTS file

How to open file with ADTS extension?

Being unable to open files with ADTS extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ADTS extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ADTS files.

Step 1. Get the Windows Media Player

Install software to open ADTS file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ADTS files is that no program that can handle ADTS files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Windows Media Player or different compatible program, such as VLC media player, Smart Converter. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Windows Media Player installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Windows Media Player and update if needed

Update software that support file extension ADTSIf the problems with opening ADTS files still occur even after installing Windows Media Player, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Windows Media Player is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Windows Media Player installed, it may not support ADTS format. The most recent version of Windows Media Player is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Audio Data Transport Stream Format files with Windows Media Player

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ADTS files with latest version of Windows Media Player you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with ADTS file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the ADTS with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Windows Media Player installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ADTS files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with ADTS file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ADTS file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Windows Media Player and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ADTS extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the ADTS is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ADTS file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check ADTS file for viruses
1. The ADTS may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ADTS file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the ADTS file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. ADTS file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic ADTS file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the ADTS file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Audio Data Transport Stream Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Windows Media Player

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ADTS files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Audio Data Transport Stream Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ADTS files affecting older versions of given software.

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