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 Big Sur 11
    • macOS Catalina 10.15
  • CPU
    • All Macs made in 2014 and later that support macOS 10.15 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. Try using the “Reduced scale decoding” option, which you can find in the Preferences menu.

Display Languages Supported

English

French

German

Japanese

Spanish

Playback Format Support

Containers:

  • AAC
  • AC31
  • AIFF
  • ASF1
  • AVC (AVC Elementary Stream)
  • AVI (OpenDML)
  • DV
  • GXF
  • HEVC2 (HEVC Elementary Stream)
  • IMF/DCP3
  • 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-114 with UK DPP metadata)
  • MXF (OP-1a; AS-02, AS-034, AS-114)
  • MXF (OP-1a Proxy)
  • MXF (OP-1b)
  • MXF (OP-Atom)
  • SCC5
  • WAV

Video Codecs (decode only):

  • Apple QuickTime Animation RLE6
  • Apple ProRes
  • Apple ProRes RAW3
  • DNxHD1
  • DNxHR1
  • DV 25
  • DVCPro 25
  • DVCPro 50
  • DVCPro 100
  • DVCPro HD
  • H.263
  • H.264
  • H.2651
  • JPEG
  • JPEG20001
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-27
  • 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

Captions:

  • Extraction and playback:
    CEA-608, CEA-708
  • DVB files
  • SCC5 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 Supported in Switch Pro only
4 Advanced inspection of application-specific metadata included in Switch Pro.
5 Currently supports export of .scc files as part of an iTunes asset-only package.
6 Currently supports 24-bit and 32-bit only.
7 Not supported in Switch Player for Windows.

Encode Format Support1

Containers:

  • 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.

DPPAMWA

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.