SCN File

What are SCN files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SCN file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a SCN file?

SCN files have multiple uses, and BPM Studio Scan is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

BPM Studio Scan File

These files are Scan Files created by the BPM Studio DJ software by ALCATech Software.

These SCN files are needed for exact positioning within VBR files or very long MP3 files.

How to open SCN files

We have identified one SCN opener that is compatible with this specific type of SCN file.

Programs that open BPM Studio Scan files

BPM StudioBPM StudioVerified

Last updated: December 11, 2022

All known file formats using extension .SCN

While BPM Studio Scan File is a popular type of SCN-file, we know of 15 different uses of the .SCN file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Scidb Data

Scidb is a chess information database application for Linux and Windows. It uses SCN files to store player, event, site, and annotator data.

SCN opener for Windows

We have identified one SCN opener that is compatible with this specific type of SCN file.


Pinnacle Studio Scene

Pinnacle Studio uses these files to specify begin- and end-points of different scenes.

Programs that open these SCN files

We have identified one SCN opener that is compatible with this specific type of SCN file.

Pinnacle StudioPinnacle StudioVerified

Sean Connolly Sound Module

This is a music format created by Sean 'Odie' Connolly, used in the game Surf Ninjas released in 1994.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different SCN openers which you will find listed below.

More file formats using the SCN extension

Through our research of SCN files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Caligari TrueSpace Scene
  • Children Of The Nile Scenario
  • Empire Scenario
  • Flying Model Simulator Scenery
  • Microsoft Tutorial Screens
  • Orbiter Scenario
  • Psion Archive Screen
  • Savara Scenario
  • Silent Hunter Scenery Data
  • Softimage Scene
  • The Perfect General Scenario

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SCN files. Remember, different programs may use SCN files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Caligari trueSpaceCaligari trueSpaceDiscontinued
MGI Software Corp. VideoWavMGI Software Corp. VideoWavUser submitted
SimCitySimCityUser submitted
MGI Software Corp. VideoWaveMGI Software Corp. VideoWaveUser submitted
SoftimageSoftimageUser submitted
Image LabImage LabUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
ImageScopeImageScopeUser submitted
NanoZoomer Digital PathologyNanoZoomer Digital PathologyUser submitted
QMF for WorkstationQMF for WorkstationUser submitted

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