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.atrac File Extension

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

what is a .atrac file?

The ATRAC file extension is a data format associated to Sony's Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding. ATRAC files and Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding were developed by Sony in 1992. These files are audio format used by older Sony stereo systems and portable music players like MiniDisc. They occupy less space on a digital player, allowing more space for even more files than other file types allowed. They also allow a player's batteries to last longer. They can also be burned onto CDs, and played on compatible CD players. Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding uses AA3, AT3 and OMG file extensions. AA3 format has been discontinued while OMG format is used to prevent files from being illegally copied. OMG files include the digital rights management, a copyright protection system of electronic media. AT3 format is used in PlayStation memory sticks. Files in ATRAC format can be opened with Sony SonicStage and Sony x-Application in Microsoft Windows based systems

how to open a .atrac file?

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

applications that open a .atrac file

Sony Sound Forge Pro 10

Sony Sound Forge Pro 10

Sound Forge Pro 10 from Sony Corporation is a suite of audio production tools for professionals. It turns raw sound files into master audio, with 24-bit/192 kHz support. An enhancement to version 9, this program now provides improved customization of layouts, setting of default fade types, and grouping of data windows. It even features interactive tutorials for users who are new to Sound Forge Pro products. For audio recording and editing, users can schedule recording on a recurring basis through the program. Musical instrument files can also be processed for added effects, and output can be further improved with the noise-reducing plug-ins. Files in .bwf format are now supported by the program. Sound Forge Pro 10 comes with CD authoring capability for finished masters. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 and requires hard disk space of 350MB for installation.
Sony Vegas Pro 11

Sony Vegas Pro 11

Vegas Pro 11 is a video editing tool from Sony Corporation. This software program is an enhancement to the Vegas Pro 10 version and specifically provides for the needs of professional video editors. Features include adding effects and animation, audio recording, managing media, and disc authoring. Vegas Pro 11 allows editing of videos from as many as 32 sources, making the program suitable for broadcast and digital video production. It also allows accelerated decoding, cropping, and playback. Users can apply video and audio effects at different levels of the project: media, event, track, or preview. Improved text tools and 3D features were also added, including the Titler Pro for 2D and 3D effects. When the video is ready for presentation, the program allows DVD and Blu-Ray Disc authoring. Vegas Pro 11 runs on Windows Vista and 7 but does not support XP.

a word of warning

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