>> ALAW file

ALAW file format description

Many people share .alaw files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .alaw file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .alaw files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.alaw - A-Law Compressed Audio File

The ALAW audio files are related to QuickTime Player. The ALAW file is an A-Law Compressed Audio File. A-law algorithm is an audio compression scheme defined by Consultative Committee for International Telephony and Telegraphy or CCITT G.711 which constrict 16-bit linear PCM data down to 8 bits of logarithmic data.

QuickTime Player
Audio files
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al, alw
A-Law Compressed Audio File related extensions:
Valve Xbox360 Audio Data
Voyetra Digital Orchestrator Pro Song
Shorten Compressed Audio
Sony Playstation Wave Bank Header
Sony Playstation Compressed Audio
Yamaha MOX6 All Audio Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .alaw file extension. Even harmful programs can create .alaw files. Be especially cautious with .alaw files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .alaw file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .alaw file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

aaw, ala, alw, law

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

A-Law Compressed Audio File
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 2007 Configuration
Alan IF Document
ActivTrak Log Analysis Data
eLawForms Form Document

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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