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Telestream Switch is a multiformat video player & encoder with inspection and correction functionality

Telestream Switch allows users to play a variety of web and professional media formats, inspect and adjust the properties of the file, and then export a new file. This software enables media professionals a visual file inspection and single file transcoding. With the abilities like HDMI/SDI Output to an external monitor, audio meters with loudness monitoring, easy media file comparison feature, and support for playback of captions, Switch provides an affordable software solution for professional media Quality Control.

Telestream Switch features:

  • Affordable high-quality QC
  • Caption playback and verification
  • Deep file inspection
  • Windows Media Support
  • Preview to external monitors
  • DPP/AMWA Certified Player
  • Streamlined creation of iTunes store packages

Telestream Switch player comes in three different variants

Play and inspectPlay, inspect and fixPlay, QC, fix and deliver
Multiformat media player with deep video and audio inspection capabilities. Play back your Windows Media content on your Mac and convert it to MP4 to make it compatible with your devices.Perfect for video editors and post-production professionals. Includes all of the features of Switch Player and adds more playback support, embedded caption playback, audio meters, new publishing destinations, and single file transcoding into all supported output formats (including Windows Media).Designed for broadcast & media QC professionals. Includes all of the features of Switch Plus and adds loudness monitoring, advanced metadata display, compare media feature, preview to an external monitor, and iTunes package export.

Windows Minimum* System Requirements

  • Operating Systems
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 7 SP1
  • CPU
    • 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo or faster.
    • Any Core i3, i5, or i7
  • RAM
    • 4 GB or more
  • Graphics
    • Any graphics adapter that supports Direct3D feature level 10.1 or better
    • 256 MB or more graphics memory
  • Display
    • 1280 x 768 or larger
    • 50 Hz or faster

Mac Minimum* System Requirements

  • Operating Systems
    • macOS Catalina 10.15
    • macOS Mojave 10.14
  • CPU
    • All Macs that support macOS 10.13 and higher
    • 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo or faster
    • Any Core i3, i5, or i7
  • RAM
    • 4 GB or more
  • Graphics
    • 256 MB or more graphics memory
  • Display
    • 1280 x 768 or larger
    • 50 Hz or faster

*Note: Minimum specifications are the required hardware for playback of standard definition content.
Playback of demanding content such as 4K, HEVC, and high frame rate video may require more powerful hardware.

Display Languages Supported






Playback Format Support


  • AAC
  • AC31
  • AIFF
  • ASF1
  • AVC (AVC Elementary Stream)
  • AVI (OpenDML)
  • DV
  • GXF
  • HEVC2 (HEVC Elementary Stream)
  • LXF
  • M1V (MPEG-1 Video Elementary Stream)
  • M2V (MPEG-2 Video Elementary Stream)
  • MOV
  • MP3 (MPEG Layer 1, 2, 3 Audio Elementary Stream)
  • MP4 (ISO Base Media Format)
  • MPG (MPEG-1 System Stream)
  • MPS (MPEG-2 Program Stream)
  • MTS (MPEG-2 Transport Stream)
  • MXF (AS-113 with UK DPP metadata)
  • MXF (OP-1a; AS-02, AS-033, AS-113)
  • MXF (OP-1a Proxy)
  • MXF (OP-1b)
  • MXF (OP-Atom)
  • SCC4
  • WAV

Video Codecs (decode only):

  • Apple QuickTime Animation RLE5
  • Apple ProRes
  • DNxHD1
  • DNxHR1
  • DV 25
  • DVCPro 25
  • DVCPro 50
  • DVCPro 100
  • DVCPro HD
  • H.263
  • H.264
  • H.2651
  • JPEG
  • JPEG20001
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-26
  • MPEG-4
  • MPEG-4 Simple Studio Profile (SStP)
  • Uncompressed YUV
  • VP9
  • WMV

Audio Codecs (decode only):

  • AAC
  • AC31
  • G.711 aLaw
  • G.711 uLaw
  • G.726
  • Microsoft ADPCM
  • MPEG Audio Layer 1, 2, 3
  • PCM
  • WMA


  • Extraction and playback:
    CEA-608, CEA-708
  • DVB files
  • SCC4 files
  • SRT files
  • STL files
  • TTML/iTT/SMPTE-TT files
  • WebVTT (HTML5) files
1 Not supported in Switch Player.
2 HEVC support of 8-bit 4:2:0 profiles in Elementary Streams, MPEG-2 Transport Stream or MP4 files.
3 Advanced inspection of application-specific metadata included in Switch Pro.
4 Currently supports export of .scc files as part of an iTunes asset-only package.
5 Currently supports 24-bit and 32-bit only.
6 Not supported in Switch Player for Windows.

Encode Format Support1


  • ASF
  • MOV
  • MPEG-2 TS/PS
  • MPEG-42
  • MXF (OP-1a, OP-Atom)

Video Codecs:

  • Apple ProRes3
  • MPEG-2 Video
  • WMV
  • x264

Audio Codecs:

  • AAC
  • MPEG Layer 2
  • PCM
  • WMA
1 Export is available for Plus and Pro only.
2 Switch Player is able to convert and export Windows Media content into an MP4 file using H.264 video and AAC audio.
3 ProRes export on Windows only possible in iTunes packages using Switch Pro.

iTunes Package Export

Creates an asset-only iTunes package file (an .itmsp file) which includes media content, secondary subtitle (.iTT or .scc files) or audio files, chapter information and an XML file. iTunes packages can only be created using the ProRes 422 HQ profile.


DPP/AMWA Certified Player

Switch can visually QC DPP files on the desktop, playing back the files as well as displaying DPP AS-11 MXF metadata.

Telestream Software License Terms and Conditions

Please read the Telestream Software License Terms and Conditions carefully before installing this software.