.STRM File Extension
File Type 1Stream Location File
What is an STRM file?
STRM files are created and opened by various multimedia applications, such as Kodi and Plex. They are plain text files that contain a URL, which the application accesses to stream audio or video content.
To create a STRM file:
- Create a plain text (.TXT) file and type the URL of the audio or video stream.
- Save the text file.
- Change the ".txt" file extension to the ".strm."
- Open your stream player application and load the STRM file using the command.
NOTE: If the stream does not play, the URL address may be incorrect or the stream codec is not supported by the application.
File Type 2STRM Audio Stream File
.STRM File Association 2
An STRM file is an audio file used by various Nintendo DS (NDS) games, such as Tony Hawk's American Sk8land and Mario Kart DS. It may store a sound effect or background music that is looped during gameplay. STRM files can be played by Foobar2000 with the vgmstream plugin installed.
You most likely will only encounter an STRM file if you have dumped game data from an NDS game and extracted audio stream files from the .SDAT Sound Data file in the game dump. This process is typically done by nostalgic gamers who want to play NDS games on their computer using an emulator.