What is a .ASS File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .ass extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .ass file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .ASS file?

The .ASS file extension comes from Aegisub Advanced SubStation Alpha File. The format of this miscellaneous file is text.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .ass file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .ASS file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .ASS file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ASS file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .ass file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Aegisub, MPlayer and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ASS file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ASS file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .ass file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Aegisub, MPlayer and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ASS file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .ASS file on Linux

The .ass file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Aegisub, MPlayer and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .ASS file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .ASS file?

If you are still unable to open the .ASS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .ASS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ass – Ubisoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ASS file with the VideoLAN VLC media player, Aegisub, MPlayer programs on Windows, VideoLAN VLC media player, Aegisub, MPlayer programs on Mac and VideoLAN VLC media player, Aegisub, MPlayer software on Linux.