TRUEHD File Extension

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Dolby TrueHD Audio Format

What is TRUEHD file?

TRUEHD filename suffix is mostly used for Dolby TrueHD Audio Format files. Files with TRUEHD extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. TRUEHD file format, along with 734 other file formats, belongs to the Audio Files category. VLC media player supports TRUEHD files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. On the official website of VideoLAN Project Team developer not only will you find detailed information about theVLC media player software, but also about TRUEHD and other supported file formats.

Programs which support TRUEHD file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open TRUEHD files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with TRUEHD suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support TRUEHD file

Updated: 07/05/2020

How to open file with TRUEHD extension?

Being unable to open files with TRUEHD extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Dolby TrueHD Audio Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the VLC media player

Install software to open TRUEHD file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports TRUEHD files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install VLC media player. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. 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. Check the version of VLC media player and update if needed

Update software that support file extension TRUEHDIf the problems with opening TRUEHD files still occur even after installing VLC media player, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of VLC media player is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why TRUEHD files are not compatible with VLC media player. 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. Associate Dolby TrueHD Audio Format files with VLC media player

After installing VLC media player (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open TRUEHD files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with TRUEHD file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the TRUEHD file and choose 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 VLC media player installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open TRUEHD files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with TRUEHD file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with TRUEHD extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select VLC media player and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with TRUEHD extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the TRUEHD 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 TRUEHD file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the TRUEHD file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. TRUEHD file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic TRUEHD file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with TRUEHD extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Dolby TrueHD Audio Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle VLC media player

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with TRUEHD extension. In this case close the other applications.

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 Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the TRUEHD files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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