.VOC Sound Files Not Supported by Windows

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Windows version 3.1 and Windows versions 3.0 with Multimedia Extensions do not support playing files with the .VOC extension. The .VOC file format is a "wave form audio" format, similar to the format of .WAV files.

Microsoft does not distribute a conversion utility to change .VOC files to .WAV files. Third-party or shareware applications may be available to perform such a conversion.

NOTE: The Windows Sound System contains a sound playing and conversion utility called "Sound Finder," which allows the playing of .VOC files. For more information, query on the following in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
WSS and sound and finder
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Article ID: 86161 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
  • Microsoft Windows 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Sound System 1.0
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