Opening ASS files

Did your computer fail to open an ASS file? We explain what ASS files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your ASS files.

What is an ASS file?

Files that contain the .ass file extension are most commonly associated with the SubStation Alpha software program. These ASS files contain subtitle files that are created by the software application.

The ASS file format allows for the formatting and styling of subtitle text and is commonly used in Karaoke software. It is one of the few subtitle applications that allows for the formatting and stylizing of subtitle text and, as such, is very popular in Anime and Karaoke projects.

While ASS files are similar to other subtitle files in many ways, the ASS file format offers more advanced subtitle formatting than similar file formats such as the SRT file format.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

Chief Content Editor and File Expert

Suggestions for this page? Mail me.