What is a .PLS File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .pls extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .pls file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .PLS file?

The .PLS file extension comes from Multimedia Playlist File. This file belongs to the text format and it is a miscellaneous file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .pls file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .PLS file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .pls file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Clementine software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Apple iTunes, RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20, Nullsoft Winamp, VideoLAN VLC media player and Clementine software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PLS 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: Choose “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Clementine software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PLS file on Mac

The .pls file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Clementine software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Apple iTunes, VideoLAN VLC media player and Clementine software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PLS file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Clementine software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PLS file on Linux

To open the .pls file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Clementine software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is VideoLAN VLC media player and Clementine.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PLS file

2. The second step is locating 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Clementine software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .PLS file on Android

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .pls file on Android in few easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .PLS file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate 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 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software and install it. You could also download the RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .PLS file?

If you are still unable to open the .PLS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PLS file.pls – MYOB Technology, .pls – Oracle, .pls – Pico Technology. 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 .PLS file with the Clementine, Apple iTunes, RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20, Nullsoft Winamp, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Windows, Clementine, Apple iTunes, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Mac, Clementine, VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux and RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software on Android.