PLS filename suffix is mostly used for Audio Playlist files. PLS files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. PLS file format, along with 771 other file formats, belongs to the Audio Files category. Users are advised to use iTunes software for managing PLS files, although 5 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named iTunes was created by Apple, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PLS files, check the developer’s official website.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open PLS files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. PLS files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Being unable to open files with PLS extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Audio Playlist files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PLS files.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PLS files is that no program that can handle PLS files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install iTunes or one to the listed programs: Winamp, RealPlayer, PowerDVD. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit iTunes website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening PLS files still occur even after installing iTunes, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of iTunes is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that iTunes cannot handle files with PLS may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using iTunes.
After installing iTunes (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PLS files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PLS file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PLS file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. PLS file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
Did you receive the PLS file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with PLS extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PLS files. Close all running programs and try opening the PLS file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Audio Playlist files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PLS files affecting older versions of given software.
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