File Extension DTS

  • Full name
    Digital Surround Audio File Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a DTS file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a DTS file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your DTS file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


With the file extension DTS audio files are marked in the so-called Digital Theater Systems Format (DTS). It is a multi-channel format, which is mainly used on DVDs and BluRays. However, most of the files are not stored on the data carriers, but are stored inside the respective container (vob or evo). DTS is a proprietary, lossy compression method that supports resolutions up to 24 bits and sampling rates up to 96 kHz with different bit rates.
The DTS files can contain DTS sound at 768kbit or 1.5MBit. The former is mainly used on DVDs. The latter is a so-called DTS core, which is the lossy part of the DTS-HD standard.

Programs which can open a DTS file

How to open a DTS file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the DTS file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a DTS file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support DTS files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a DTS file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all DTS files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with DTS there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the DTS file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the DTS file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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