QTL File - opening and understanding

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

What is a QTL file?

A .QTL file is a QuickTime Media Link file. Files that contain the .qtl file extension are text files that store QuickTime movie file links. These QTL files include the location of the associated movie file and the file's QuickTime settings.

Some of the settings within the QTL file may include autoplay settings, controller settings, loop settings, etc.

When you click a QTL link, it will open the associated movie file within the QuickTime media player as long as the Web server is configured with the proper MIME type. The movie files that a QTL file references are located on a Web server, and the files allow a user to download or stream the associated movie to his or her hard drive.

How to open QTL 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 QTL for different purposes. We have identified 1 QTL opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of QTL file.

Programs that open these files

QuickTimeQuickTimeVerified
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!

Suggest another file format using extension QTL

While we know of one file format using the .QTL file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .QTL file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

QuickTime AlternativeQuickTime AlternativeUser submitted
Storm CodecStorm CodecUser submitted
QT LiteQT LiteUser submitted
Storm Codec UnicodeStorm Codec UnicodeUser submitted
QuickTime PlayerQuickTime PlayerUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
StormPlayerStormPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with QTL-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 QTL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!