Did your computer fail to open an AUD file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .AUD files.
What is an AUD file?
An .AUD file is an INRS-Telecom audio file. These AUD files contain a database for speech recognition and speech coding used by INRS-Telecom, a research university in Quebec. These files are created through a recording/playback system used in DEC PDP-11. It makes use of low-level calls to get access to the disk.We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
What else are .AUD files used for?
While INRS-Telecom audio is a popular type of AUD-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .AUD extension.
The AUD file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an AUD opener may not be able to open all kinds of AUD files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited AUD viewer.
WeChat Audio message (SILK codec)
These AUD files contain the audio messages created in WeChat. Just like Whatsapp and Facebook, WeChat has a feature that allows you to send voice messages to your contacts. This helps with sending messages while on the move. WeChat's audio is provided by silk.
Westwood Studios audio
Through our analysis of AUD files, we know that one use of the format is Westwood Studios audio. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.
Various AUD file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of AUD files. Remember, different programs may use AUD files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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