File Extension PLS: Media Player Playlist File Format

I believe that many of you loves to hear to the musics or watch movies on your laptop or PC (that includes me). I’m personally use Winamp to play and listen to the musics. Did you know that when we create a playlist on media player like Winamp, the playlist will be save in PLS file format? Playlists stored in PLS format contain a list of references to audio tracks, and include the location of the file, its title and the length.

File extension PLS is most commonly associated with a generic multimedia playlist file, and is compatible with the majority of media playing applications such as iTunes and Winamp. Streamed Shoutcasts, which are essentially audio streams broadcast over the Internet, also use the PLS file extension. Though less common, the file extension PLS is also used by the data logging software PicoLog, which stores data capture settings for Pico logging devices.

Microsoft Windows and its software does not automatically detect PLS format and cannot run it. File extension PLS files can be opened using multimedia playing software such as iTunes, Winamp, VLC Media Player or Real Player without any extra codecs required. Windows Media Player Classic can open PLS files with the appropriate codec, though does not use the format natively.

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