Telestream Switch 4 Pro for Windows (Download)

by Telestream MFG# SW4PRO-W

Play It.  Check It.  Fix It.  Deliver It.

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

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
    Trust Switch for frame-accurate, smooth playback of all your media files, including captions and subtitles. Includes SDI out for external preview.
  • Check It
    Inspect video properties, audio properties, captions, and subtitles. Includes loudness monitoring, compare media feature, and Timeline view showing video GOP structure.
  • Fix It
    Make changes: trim, scale or crop your media; rearrange audio tracks; change speaker assignments and rewrap or encode your media.
  • Deliver It
    Use the iTunes preset to create asset-only iTunes store packages, or publish your media directly to Vimeo, YouTube, or Facebook.
  • Affordable high-quality QC
    With features such as professional audio meters with loudness monitoring, HDMI/SDI Output to an external monitor, easy media file comparison feature, and support for playback of captions, Switch Pro provides an affordable software solution for professional media Quality Control.
  • Caption playback and verification
    Play CEA-608 & CEA-708 captions, as well as SCC, DVB, TTML (iTT and SMPTE-TT) and WebVTT, SRT and STL 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.
  • Deep file inspection
    Switch gives you frame-accurate playback of all your media and lets you see detailed information about it in an intuitive, well-organized interface. See metadata (including DPP), bitrate, video essence and codec, audio channels, speaker assignments, and loudness levels. Also compare multiple files in a single window – great for ABR workflows.

What's New

Switch 4 adds improved performance, growing file support, OP-47/OP-42 Teletext caption playback and team collaboration.

  • Switch 4 is a free upgrade for Switch v2 and v3 customers who have Premium Support.
  • For customers without Premium Support, Switch 4 is a paid upgrade.

System Requirements

Windows Minimum System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems
    • Windows 7 64-bit SP1
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 10
  • 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
  • Display
    • 1280 x 768 or larger
    • 50 Hz or faster

Mac Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating Systems
    • OS X 10.10 and higher
  • CPU
    • All Macs that support 10.10 and higher
    • 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo or faster. Any Core i3, i5, or i7
  • RAM
    • 4 GB or more
  • 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.



  • AAC
  • AC31
  • AIFF
  • ASF1
  • AVC (AVC Elementary Stream)
  • AVI (OpenDML)
  • DV
  • GXF
  • HEVC2,3 (HEVC Elementary Stream)
  • IMF4
  • 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-115 with UK DPP metadata)
  • MXF (OP-1a; AS-02, AS-035, AS-115)
  • MXF (OP-1a Proxy)
  • MXF (OP-1b)
  • MXF (OP-Atom)
  • SCC6
  • WAV

Video Codecs (decode only)

  • Apple QuickTime Animation RLE7
  • Apple ProRes
  • DNxHD4
  • DNxHR4
  • DV 25
  • DVCPro 25
  • DVCPro 50
  • DVCPro 100
  • DVCPro HD
  • H.263
  • H.264
  • H.2651
  • JPEG
  • JPEG20004
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-22
  • MPEG-4
  • Uncompressed YUV
  • WMV8

Audio Codecs (decode only)

  • AAC
  • AC31
  • G.711 aLaw
  • G.711 uLaw
  • G.726
  • Microsoft ADPCM
  • MPEG Audio Layer 1, 2, 3
  • PCM
  • WMA1


  • Extraction and playback: CEA-608, CEA-708
  • DVB files
  • SCC6 files
  • SRT files
  • STL files
  • TTML/iTT/SMPTE-TT files
  • WebVTT (HTML5) files 



  • MOV
  • MPEG-2 TS/PS
  • MPEG-4
  • MXF (OP-1a, OP-Atom)

Video Codecs

  • Apple ProRes9
  • MPEG-2 Video
  • x264

Audio Codecs

  • AAC
  • MPEG Layer 2
  • PCM 

1 Not supported in Switch Player.
2 Not supported 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 Not supported 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 Currently supports 24-bit and 32-bit only.
8 WMV playback available in Switch Plus and Pro, and available in Switch Player for Mac with Flip4Mac installed.
9 Switch export is available for Plus and Pro.
10 ProRes export on Windows is ProRes HQ 4:2:2 for iTunes only. 


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. 


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