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.aud File Extension

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

what is a .aud file?

The AUD file extension is a data format used for AUD compressed audio files or sound clips. AUD files were developed by Westwood Studios. They are used in computer games like Command & Conquer, Red Alert, and Sierra's Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra. They are used to signify audio files created by Westwood Studios like sound effects and musical score. They are stored in a compressed format and are most often applied in computer games. They used two compression ways: IMA-ADPCM compression and 8-bit audio files compression. The first compression involves compressing a 16-bit piece of information to 4 bits about 75% compression rates. They occupy very little data space and still offer quality realistic sound. They can be converted to MP3, WAV and other audio format. Files in AUD format can be opened with NICE Systems NICE Media Player or Winamp Aud Plugin in Microsoft Windows based systems.

how to open a .aud file?

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

applications that open a .aud file

NICE Systems NICE Media Player

NICE Systems NICE Media Player

Files in AUD format can be accessed with NICE Systems NICE Media Player or Winamp Aud Plugin in Microsoft Windows based systems. This AUD file extension is a data format which is utilized for AUD compressed audio files or sound clips. It was created by Westwood Studios and is used in computer games like Command & Conquer, Red Alert, and Sierra's Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra. They are employed to represent audio files made by Westwood Studios like sound effects and musical score. Such files are usually stored in a condensed format and are most often applied in computer games. They utilized two compression ways such as the IMA-ADPCM compression and 8-bit audio files compression. The first compression involves in compressing a 16-bit piece of information to 4 bits about 75% compression rates. They occupy very little data space and still offer quality realistic sound. They can be converted to MP3, WAV and other audio format.

a word of warning

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