.VOC Sound Files Not Supported by Windows

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Windows version 3.1 and Windows versions 3.0 with Multimedia Extensions donot support playing files with the .VOC extension. The .VOC file format isa "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 toperform such a conversion.

NOTE: The Windows Sound System contains a sound playing and conversionutility called "Sound Finder," which allows the playing of .VOC files.For more information, query on the following in the Microsoft KnowledgeBase:
WSS and sound and finder
MWIN VOC WAV soundfinder soundplaying

Article ID: 86161 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 18:33:02 - Revision: 3.0

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