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.ASS File Extension

File Type 1Aegisub Advanced SubStation Alpha File

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CategoryMisc Files

What is an ASS file?

An ASS file is a subtitles file created using Aegisub, a cross-platform application that allows users to create their own subtitles. It usually contains subtitles for use alongside movies, anime, or karaoke tracks. ASS files are formatted using Advanced SubStation Alpha syntax, which allows users to apply various formatting to their subtitle text.

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ASS file open in Atom

When creating ASS files in Aegisub, users can modify their subtitle text's:

  • Style
  • Encoding
  • Spacing
  • Orientation
  • And other settings

These settings are then saved within the ASS file, along with the timing and sequence of the user's subtitles. When creating subtitles for movies and anime, users can also specify which character is speaking each line, and the speakers' names are saved within the ASS file.

How do I open an ASS file?

Because ASS files are saved in plain text format, you can open them and view their contents using any text editor, such as Notepad (Windows), TextEdit (Mac), and Atom.

However, if you want to edit an ASS file, you're better off opening the file in Aegisub. To do so, open Aegisub, select File → Open Subtitles..., and then open your ASS file.

And finally, if you want to use an ASS file as a subtitle track, you can add the file as a subtitle track in VideoLAN VLC media player by selecting Subtitles → Add Subtitle File... from the VLC media player menu bar and opening your ASS file.

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Programs that open ASS files
Updated 7/8/2020

File Type 2Splinter Cell Blacklist Game Data File

1.5 (13 Votes)
CategoryGame Files

.ASS File Association 2

An ASS file is a compressed data file created for Splinter Cell Blacklist, a third-person action-adventure stealth game. It holds map layout data referenced by the game for each level in Splinter Cell. ASS files are often accompanied by .ASSTRM files, and they are not meant to be opened.

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NOTE: Much like ASS files, .UMD files contain Splinter Cell gameplay data as well.

Programs that open ASS files
Updated 6/26/2020

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