DLS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DLS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DLS files.

What is a DLS file?

A .DLS file is an Altera Design Library System file. Through our analysis of DLS files, we know that one use of the format is Altera Design Library System. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open DLS files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DLS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different DLS openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .DLS

While Altera Design Library System is a popular type of DLS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .DLS extension.

The DLS file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a DLS opener may not be able to open all kinds of DLS files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited DLS viewer.

DownLoadable Sound bank

Through our analysis of DLS files, we know that one use of the format is DownLoadable Sound bank. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different DLS openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of DLS files. Remember, different programs may use DLS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

DIMIN ViewerDIMIN ViewerUser submitted
Speedsoft VSamplerSpeedsoft VSamplerUser submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DLS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DLS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!