What are TID files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a TID 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 TID file?
A .TID file is an AVCHD Thumbnail Index file.
The file extension .tid commonly refers to thumbnail files used in video files primarily related to Sony and Panasonic camcorder devices. TID file is an AVCHD Thumbnail Index. Like all thumbnail indexes, files with .tid file format can make the loading of the video faster into memory using the indexes generated. It is important that when the user tries playing the video, the video will not take too long to display. Thumbnail indexes can sometimes prevent the device to hang up, especially to those that feature high-definition imagery.
AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a high-definition recording format introduced by Sony and Panasonic. AVCHD is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. TID files are the cover, while AVCHD is the contents.
How to open TID files
Important: Different programs may use files with the TID file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your TID file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested three different TID openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: December 30, 2019
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of TID files. Remember, different programs may use TID files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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