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DLS file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dls - Downloadable Sounds File

The DLS audio files are related to Awave Studio. DLS file is a Downloadable Sounds File. DLS is a family of standardized file formats for digital musical instrument sound banks (collections of virtual musical instrument programs). The DLS standards also include detailed specifications for how MIDI protocol-controlled music synthesizers should render the instruments in a DLS file.

Awave Studio
Audio files
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Downloadable Sounds File related extensions:
Extensible Music Format File
Microsoft Windows 8 Piano Song
IIS Smooth Streaming Audio
Ogg Vorbis Compressed Audio
Mpeg-2 Audio
Windows Media Audio Redirector

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

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

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

ls, fls, dlx, dle, dis, dlz, vls, cls, dsl, dps, dms, wls, dl, sls, lds

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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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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