PLS File

What are PLS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PLS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a PLS file?

PLS files have multiple uses, and WinAmp/SHOUTcast PlayList is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

WinAmp/SHOUTcast PlayList

The .pls file extension is most commonly given to generic playlist files. These files are used by a number of computer programs to create a playlist for a collection of audio files. The PLS files contain information about an audio file's location, but they do not contain the actual audio file or any real audio data.

How to open PLS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PLS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PLS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: December 27, 2022

All known file formats using extension .PLS

While WinAmp/SHOUTcast PlayList is a popular type of PLS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .PLS file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Accounting data

The .pls file extension is also used with the Accounting Plus and AccountEdge software. When the .pls file extension is used for these applications, the files contain financial information such as accounts payable and accounts receivable data.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

iTunesiTunesVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
AresAresVerified
WinampWinampVerified
KMPlayerKMPlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
MediaMonkeyMediaMonkeyVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified
AudialsAudialsVerified
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted

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