PS1 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PS1 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PS1 files.

What is a PS1 file?

The PS1 file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the PS1 file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the PS1 file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about PS1 files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open PS1 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 PS1 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 30 different PS1 openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of PS1 files. Remember, different programs may use PS1 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

CoreFLAC Audio Decoder+Source FilterCoreFLAC Audio Decoder+Source FilterUser submitted
Direct Show Ogg Vorbis FilterDirect Show Ogg Vorbis FilterUser submitted
C&C Media Web GameC&C Media Web GameUser submitted
x264vfw - H.264/MPEGAVC codecx264vfw - H.264/MPEGAVC codecUser submitted
RadLight MPC DirectShow FilterRadLight MPC DirectShow FilterUser submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CodeMicrosoft Visual Studio CodeUser submitted
PowerGUIPowerGUIUser submitted
MetaFrame Presentation Server Web Client for Win32MetaFrame Presentation Server Web Client for Win32User submitted
dBpoweramp Windows Media Audio CodecdBpoweramp Windows Media Audio CodecUser submitted
KeyMaestro Input Device Driver MULKeyMaestro Input Device Driver MULUser submitted
MPEG4E VFW - H.264/MPEGAVC codecMPEG4E VFW - H.264/MPEGAVC codecUser submitted
C-Media High Definition Audio DriverC-Media High Definition Audio DriverUser submitted
Bloc-notesBloc-notesUser submitted
SGInternet Web Game Launcher ActiveXSGInternet Web Game Launcher ActiveXUser submitted
CoreAAC Audio DecoderCoreAAC Audio DecoderUser submitted
Idera PowerShellPlusIdera PowerShellPlusUser submitted
MPEG4E VFW - H.264/MPEGAVC codecMPEG4E VFW - H.264/MPEGAVC codecUser submitted
RadLight Ogg Media DirectShow filterRadLight Ogg Media DirectShow filterUser submitted
Advanced Performance Platform RevenuestreamingAdvanced Performance Platform RevenuestreamingUser submitted
True Audio DirectShow Codecs SuiteTrue Audio DirectShow Codecs SuiteUser submitted
PSXMemToolPSXMemToolUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
Realtek Family Ethernet Controller Windows DriverRealtek Family Ethernet Controller Windows DriverUser submitted
dBPowerAMP Real Audio EncoderdBPowerAMP Real Audio EncoderUser submitted
DirectShow subtitle filter collecitonDirectShow subtitle filter collecitonUser submitted
XviD MPEG4 Video CodecXviD MPEG4 Video CodecUser submitted
Actuate LRX for Microsoft Internet ExplorerActuate LRX for Microsoft Internet ExplorerUser submitted
NotepadNotepadUser submitted
AkelPadAkelPadUser submitted
RadLight OptimFROG DirectShow FilterRadLight OptimFROG DirectShow FilterUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!