Telestream Switch Player/Plus/Pro

The only tool you need to play, inspect, QC and correct all your media.

Everything you need in one application. Switch lets you play a variety of web and professional media formats, inspect and adjust the properties of the file and export a new file. Designed for media professionals, Switch enables visual file inspection, single file transcoding and is an affordable software solution for professional media Quality Control.

Play it

Plays any file format professionals care about

Trust Switch for frame-accurate playback of all your professional media files, including embedded captions and subtitles.

Multi-format playback support includes MXF, IMF, GXF, MPEG-2 Program Streams and Transport Streams, and formats like MOV, MP4, and more.

Switch can also play HEVC and 4K files, DNxHD and JPEG2000.

All the playback controls you expect

Switch has all the playback control features you’d expect in a professional player such as JKL navigation, fast forward and rewind, slow motion, as well as single-frame forward and back.

Full caption support  (PLUS) (PRO)

Switch will play back embedded CEA-608 & CEA-708 captions, as well SCC, DVB, TTML (iTT and SMPTE-TT captions) and WebVTT, SRT and STL subtitle files. Switch is the only software player with full support for CEA-708 caption decoding, including advanced 708-only features like Unicode character support.

Switch will also decode captions from virtually all wrappers and formats, so you can verify captions within your MXF or Transport Stream file.

Check it

Inspect all the properties of your media file

Check video and audio properties such as audio channels, speaker labels, aspect ratio, clean aperture, bitrate, frame rate, metadata, encoding formats and more.

New! Audio Meters (PLUS) (PRO)

Use the Audio Meters to solo or mute audio channels, and inspect true peaks and momentarily loudness values. Switch Pro adds a loudness panel that calculates gated (BS.1770-3) or ungated (BS.1770-2) loudness levels.

New! External preview to AJA devices (PRO)

Preview your files on a broadcast monitor or other devices. Switch Pro supports HDMI/SDI hardware output via AJA devices for preview and quality check. AJA devices currently supported include: Kona 4, Kona 3G, T-TAP, Io 4K, and Io XT.

Add secondary files

You can also load secondary audio or closed caption files to check sync.

DPP/AMWA Certified Player (PRO)

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

Switch was among the first players to achieve DPP/AMWA certification as part of the DPP (Digital Production Partnership)’s Compliance Program.

Enough information but not too much

Switch displays all the relevant media information about your file in an intuitive, well organized interface. The inspector is deep enough to be meaningful, without giving users so much information that it becomes cumbersome.

Fix it

Make changes to your file and export (PLUS) (PRO)

By switching to edit mode, users can modify settings and export a new file. Switch lets you specify a new file format; a new video or audio codec; trim, scale or crop the video; add metadata, and much more. Export to Apple ProRes, H264, MPEG-2 Video, MP4, MPEG-2 program streams and transport streams.

Rewrap files (PLUS) (PRO)

Switch includes the ability to pass-through audio and video on export.

Powerful audio editing (PLUS) (PRO)

In the audio tab, you can split or join different audio tracks, rearrange audio tracks; change speaker assignments, then change the audio format and sample rate. Switch also supports downmixing: take a file with eight channels and mix it down to stereo.

Deliver it

Streamlined creation of iTunes store packages

Choose the iTunes export preset to create packages ready for distribution to the iTunes store. This creates an asset-only iTunes package file (a .itmsp file) which includes the media content, secondary subtitle or audio files, chapter information, and an XML file.

Tech Spec

Playback Format Support


  • AAC
  • AC3 (1)
  • AIFF
  • AVC (AVC Elementary Stream)
  • AVI (open DML)
  • DV
  • GXF
  • HEVC (2,3) (HEVC Elementary Stream)
  • IMF (4)
  • 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 (AS11 (5) with UK DPP metadata)
  • MXF (OP-1a; AS02, AS03 (5), AS11 (5)
  • MXF (OP-1a proxy)
  • MXF (OP-1b)
  • MXF (OP-Atom)
  • SCC (6)
  • WAV

Video Codecs (decode only):

  • Apple ProRes
  • DNxHD (4)
  • DNxHR (4)
  • DV 25
  • DVCPro 25
  • DVCPro 50
  • DVCPro 100
  • DVCPro HD
  • H.263
  • H.264
  • H.265 (1)
  • JPEG
  • JPEG2000 (4)
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-2 (2)
  • MPEG-4
  • Uncompressed YUV

Audio Codecs (decode only):

  • AAC
  • AC3 (1)
  • G.711 aLaw
  • G.711 uLaw
  • G.726
  • Microsoft ADPCM
  • MPEG Audio Layer 1,2,3
  • PCM


  • Extraction and playback: 
  • CEA-608, CEA-708
  • DVB files
  • SCC (6) files
  • SRT files
  • STL files
  • TTML/iTT/SMPTE-TT files
  • WebVTT (HTML5) files

Encode Format Support (7)


  • MOV
  • MPEG-2 TS/PS
  • MPEG-4

Video Codecs:

  • Apple ProRes8
  • MPEG-2 Video
  • x264

Audio Codecs:

  • AAC
  • MPEG Layer 2
  • PCM
  1. Watermarked playback in Switch Player.

  2. Watermarked playback in Switch Player for Windows. 

  3. HEVC support of 8-bit 4:2:0 profiles in Elementary Streams, MPEG-2 Transport Stream or MP4 files.

  4. Watermarked playback in Switch Player and Switch Plus. 

  5. Advanced inspection of application-specific metadata included in Switch Pro. 

  6. Currently supports export of .scc files as part of an iTunes asset-only package.

  7. Switch 1.6 export is available for Plus and Pro.

  8. ProRes export on Windows is ProRes HQ 4:2:2 for iTunes only.


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