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THD File Extension

Dolby TrueHD Audio

What is THD file?

THD filename suffix is mostly used for Dolby TrueHD Audio files. THD files are supported by software applications available for devices running Android, Windows. THD file format, along with 771 other file formats, belongs to the Audio Files category. Users are advised to use VLC media player software for managing THD files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. VLC media player software was developed by VideoLAN Project Team, and on its official website you may find more information about THD files or the VLC media player software program.

Programs which support THD file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support THD files. Files with THD 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 THD file

How to open file with THD extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening THD files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with THD extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install VLC media player

Install software to open THD file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening THD files is that no program that can handle THD files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select VLC media player or one of the recommended programs (for example, VLC media player for Android) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support THD files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading VLC media player installed is by going to developer’s website (VideoLAN Project Team) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update VLC media player to the latest version

Update software that support file extension THDYou still cannot access THD files although VLC media player is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that VLC media player cannot handle files with THD 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 VLC media player.

Step 3. Set the default application to open THD files to VLC media player

If you have the latest version of VLC media player installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage THD on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with THD file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the THD with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where VLC media player is installed, check the Always use this app to open THD files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with THD file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the THD file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with THD extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the THD file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper THD file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check THD file for viruses
1. Verify that the THD in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the THD is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the THD file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the THD file’s structure is intact

If the THD file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 THD extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run VLC media player

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Dolby TrueHD Audio files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle THD files.

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