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.amf File Extension

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

what is a .amf file?

The AMF file extension is a data format known as DSMI Advanced Module Format (AMF) or ASYLUM Music Format. AMF files and DSMI Advanced Module Format were developed by Otto Chrons. DSMI stands for Digital Sound and Music Interface. These files contain song data and samples that are used for the instrument sounds with supporting audio tracker programs. One example of instrument sound is the LinnStrument which was a keyboard replacement. It was an invention of Roger Linn. The Asylum Music File format was used in the two games, the Crusader: No Remorse and the Crusader: No Regret which contain music by Necros and Basehead. AMF files are stored in the Asylum subfolder. Files in AMF format can be opened with MikMod, CocoModX , Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6, Schism Tracker, MODPlug Player, and Open Cubic Player in Mac Os and Microsoft Windows-based systems.

how to open a .amf file?

Launch a .amf 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 .amf 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 .amf files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .amf file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .amf file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .amf file association errors

applications that open a .amf file

CocoModX MODPlug Player

CocoModX MODPlug Player

CocoModX is an audio module player designed for Mac OS X. It can play MDZ, a zipped MOD file and cba, digi, dsm, far, gdm, imf, ahx, ams, amf, asy, it, m15, stm, stx, tfmx, ult, uni, umx, mdl, med, mod, mtm, mxm, okta, plm, psm, ptm, s3m, xm and 699 files. It can download files form ftp and http sites and has a native Cocoa frontend capable for embedding the libmikmod, has a full finder integration, enables dragging and dropping of files and folders into the application, has a Dock menu navigation and is able to create its own playlists and change status messages in iChat. The latest released version of the software features a DigiTrekker and a Digital Tracker that supports playback,. This software is based on MilkyPlay, MikMof, BASSMOD, Fmod and TFMXPlay. It has new MilkyPlay options which includes 3 octaves limit, 8xx and E8x effect support. The latest version has removed Fmod from CocoModX. It has an updated Spotlight pug-in and has the new column Path. Bugs have also been fixed in this version for Mac, the time output after pausing or after manual position change has been fixed and the loading of track information was also fixed by adding compressed files.
Protracker Studio

Protracker Studio

The Protracker Studio is a freeware tracker which is one of the first programs to allow creation of music without studio equipment, also uses .psm file extension to indicate audio files. Files having .psm extension is utilized to point out audio files used by Trackers mainly are music sequencers employed to make and modify module files. They are also considered as the tracker format where it contains tracks, patterns and sequences that were made through Protracker. This software enables users to make music by generating patterns or sequencing a series of notes. It presents with a keyboard split function to assign several instruments to the different parts of the keyboard. It also features a built in sample editor. The maximum number of patterns was raised from 64 to 128 by expanding its MOD format. The said files may be accessed and modified through programs that are compatible with the MOD format.
MikMod

MikMod

Mikmod is a unit player and library supporting many formats, such as AMF (DSMI Advanced Module Format), 669 (Composer 669, Unis 669), AMF (ASYLUM Music Format V1.0), DSM (DSIK internal format), APUN (APlayer), FAR (Farandole Composer), IT (Impulse Tracker), GDM (General DigiMusic), IMF (Imago Orpheus), MOD (15 and 31 instruments), MED (OctaMED), OKT (Amiga Oktalyzer), S3M (Scream Tracker 3), STM (Scream Tracker), MTM (MultiTracker Module editor), STX (Scream Tracker Music Interface Kit), XM (FastTracker 2), UNI (MikMod), and ULT (UltraTracker). At first, there are only four platforms that uses Mikmod: Unix, Macintosh, BeOS, and Java. Some of its features are: (1) curses player interface; with elective color and themes, (2) playlist support, (3) configuration file and (4) works on most Unixes and Win32. A file with .amf extension is a data format recognized as DSMI Advance Module Format or ASYLUM Music Format and improved by Otto Chrons. Digital Sound and Music Interface is abbreviated as DSMI. Song data and samples that are contained in the file are employed for instrument sounds with programs that supports audio tracker. AMF files can be viewed and accessed with MikMod, Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6, CocoModX , MODPlug Player, Schism Tracker, and Open Cubic Player in Mac Os and Microsoft Windows-based systems
Open Cubic Player

Open Cubic Player

The Open Cubic Player was developed by the Cubic Team and it is widely known as a music player that runs on Linux, DOS, UNIX and Windows operating systems. This music player has the ability to play various music formats as well as modules such as MIDI, CD audio, MP1-3 and SID tunes and a lot more and this music player is also known to support a variety of soundcards such as SB, EWS, PAS, GUS, WSS, etc. Open Cubic Player comes with visual features that consist of a spectrum analyzer, track view, instrument view, note dots, peak power levels, phase graphs, online help, song message, oscilloscopes, and wurfel mode. In fact, Open Cubic Player is the only music player featuring the wurfel mode animations that make playing music using this software more interesting to users. This is because wurfel mode animations can also be created by the user and applied to the Open Cubic Player.
Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6

Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6

Winamp Media Player 5.6 is a popular media player for Windows. This player was developed by Nullsoft and it allows users to play multimedia content such as audio and video. The software not only provides users with all the tools they need to organize their audio and video files but it also allows them to burn and rip CDs and even sync files from mobile devices. Winamp also features a playlist editor that allows users to create and manage their song lists as well as its media library effectively organizes all the audio and video files so that they can be located in one location. This software also has visualization features wherein animated graphics can be displayed along with the music being played. This media player also comes with a customizable user interface wherein users can change skins, as well as it supports not only a large number of file formats but it also supports a lot of user-developed plug ins.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .amf 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, .amf. 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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