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.act File Extension

Developer: Actions Semiconductor
File type: ADPCM Compressed Audio File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .act. Files with the file extension .act can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .act files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .act file?

ACT is Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation compressed audio file or compressed through ADPCM format. It is widely found and used on Chinese made MP3 and MP4 players. The quality produced in using this type of format is not that appealing and can be described as of low quality. Though the sound feature when recorded is audible, still a higher format is recommended when files of increased quality are used. ACT formats that have been released and used in previous years are not anymore compatible to the present audio players being used. This is due to its outdated formats that was used and no longer preferred due to other formats that are of much better quality. Various versions of ACT have already been introduced and using older versions would require a converter. The converter to be used is available under MP3 player utilities and very handy when converting these types of old formats.

how to open a .act file?

Launch a .act file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .act file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .act files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .act file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .act file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .act file association errors

applications that open a .act file

Logipole Konvertor

Logipole Konvertor

Logipole Konvertor is a tool developed by Logipole which aims to pacify the intricate and huge file system of Windows which in a lay man’s term is typically known as a desktop file manager. It allows its users to open, manage and view a variation of Unix, Apple, Windows, Atari, and the likes as well as different forms of files for text and multimedia including MP3, JPEG, DXF, among the others. It also includes Module formats or MOD and Screensavers or SCR. The latest version has the capability of playing, converting and displaying among 3425 wide variety of formats. Konvertor works on different versions of Windows ranging from XP under Service Pack 3, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8 for Desktop and Server editions of 32 as well as 64 bits. It requires its users to have either AMD K5 processor or Intel Pentium with 16 MB RAM and 166 MHz as its requirement for hardware.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .act files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .act. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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