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AY file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ay - AY-3-8910 Music

The AY audio files are related to AY-3-8910/12 Emulator. AY file is an AY-3-8910 Music. The AY-3-8910 was a 3-voice Programmable Sound Generator (PSG), used in the ZX Spectrum 128 and Amstrad home computers.

AY-3-8910/12 Emulator
Audio files
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AY-3-8910 Music related extensions:
Continuously Variable Slope Delta Modulation Audio
Multak Mini 8162 Encoded Audio
Adlib Tracker II Instrument Bank
Ventrilo Audio Recording
SC68 Music
Unsigned Byte Audio

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

Can't open a .ay 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 .ay file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

xy, ag, au, ah, aj

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

XyWrite Document
Applixware Graphic
SEED AH Seismogram Data
AspectJ Source Code
Sun Audio File

Operating systems

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

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