Switch media playback, inspection and conversion tool


The only media player professionals need
to play, inspect, and correct all their files

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Play it

Trust Switch for frame-accurate, smooth playback of all your media files, including captions and subtitles.
Play it with Switch media playback tool

Check it

Open the Switch inspector to view
in-depth media information in a well-organized display of container, video, audio & subtitle information.
Check it with Switch media inspection tool

Switch it

Make changes: trim, scale or crop your media; rearrange audio tracks; change speaker assignments, rewrap your media, and more.
Switch it with Switch media conversion tool


Use the iTunes export preset to easily create an asset-only iTunes store package, complete with content and XML file.
Create an asset-only iTunes store package with Switch media playback, inspection and conversion tool

High-quality Visual QC

A single tool that plays all your media and displays in-depth information about it ensures more accurate streamlined QC. Switch gives you frame-accurate playback of professional media files, with controls such as single-frame stepping, JKL navigation, and more. You can also view subtitles and captions.

Broadcast & Cable

Caption playback and verification

Switch lets you playback embedded CEA-608 & CEA-708 captions, as well SCC, DVB, TTML (iTT and SMPTE-TT captions) and WebVTT subtitle files to verify timing and accuracy. Switch is the only software player with full support for CEA-708 caption decoding, including advanced 708-only features like Unicode character support. See MacCaption / CaptionMaker for caption creation.
Delivery Networks

Deep file inspection

Backed by trusted Telestream technology and experience, Switch lets you see all the information you’d ever want to see about your media in one intuitive well-organized tool. See metadata (including DPP), bitrate, video essence and codec, audio channels and speaker assignments and much more.

Post Produciton

The only player you’ll ever need

Switch began as an idea from our own developers and employees. We wanted a player that could open and play any file. We wanted to be able to inspect that file. And we wanted to be able to make changes to that file – all in one easy-to-use tool.
Listen to Shawn Carnahan, CTO of Telestream, talk about Switch and why Telestream is uniquely positioned to develop such a tool.


IABM Design & Innovation Award Nominee Multichannel News Innovator Award Broadcast Beat Product of the Year Award


Play it.  Check it.  Switch it.  Love it!

Professional media player, inspector and correction tool for Mac and Windows.