TID File - opening and understanding

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

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

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

Suggest another file format using extension TID

While we know of one file format using the .TID 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 .TID file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
AVCHDPlayerAVCHDPlayerUser submitted
Terminal Configuration ManagerTerminal Configuration ManagerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with TID-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 TID-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!