VOC File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a VOC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .VOC files.

What is a VOC file?

Files that contain the .voc file extension are most commonly associated with Creative Labs audio hardware devices. The VOC files contain audio files that are used by the associated Creative Labs hardware.

VOC files can contain audio clips, music files, instrument sounds and sound effects that are used with the associated hardware device. The VOC file format is a compressed file format, allowing for a reduction in the size of the audio file that is stored on the user's hard drive.

The Quartet software application has also been known to use the .voc file suffix for similar purposes. These VOC files contain audio files that are used by the Quartet program.

The .voc file format is also used by the ZX Spectrum software application. These VOC files contain tape image files that are created with the ZX Spectrum software.

How to open VOC files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension VOC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different VOC openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension VOC

While we know of one file format using the .VOC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .VOC file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
WinampWinampUser submitted
Adobe AuditionAdobe AuditionUser submitted
MixPadMixPadUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with VOC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with VOC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!