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DLS file format description

DLS file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with DLS files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the DLS file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing DLS files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Downloadable Sounds File

The DLS file is categorized under Audio. It is associated with Awave Studio, serving as 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. Visit the website of Awave Studio for a detailed description of the DLS format.

Application:Awave Studio
Category:Audio files
Mime-type:audio/x-dls
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Downloadable Sounds File related extensions

  • son SBStudio II Song
  • xmz FastTracker 2 Extended Module
  • mkj MKJamz Audio File
  • toc Sony PSP Audio Data

#2 Blood 2 Game Data

The DLS file is categorized under Game Data. It is associated with Blood 2, serving as a Blood 2 Game Data. Blood 2: The Chosen is a first-person shooter computer game developed by Monolith Productions. Visit the website of Blood 2 for a detailed description of the DLS format.

Application:Blood 2
Category:Game Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
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Blood 2 Game Data related extensions

  • tcpcdx Train Simulator Texture Data
  • bst Star Trek: Birth of the Federation Game Data
  • roacj Call of Juarez Game Resource Data
  • mw4 MechWarrior 4 Game Data

#3 Norton Disklock Setup Data

The DLS file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Norton Disklock, serving as a Norton Disklock Setup Data. Norton DiskLock is a complete and flexible security solution. Visit the website of Norton Disklock for a detailed description of the DLS format.

Application:Norton Disklock
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
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Norton Disklock Setup Data related extensions

  • dgcr DigitalGCodecArchiver Data
  • xrnt Renoise DSP Device-chains Data
  • cndf Compressed NDF File
  • jqx Windows Help Related Data

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The DLS filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your DLS file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this DLS file.

To set the DLS file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set DLS file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle DLS files with care

Exercise caution when handling DLS files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar DLS files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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