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Details of the .alaw file extension

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  • What is the .alaw file?
  • What program do I need to open a .alaw file?
  • How can the .alaw file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .alaw?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .alaw extension?
  • How can I convert .alaw files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .alaw?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.alaw file extension details

A-Law Compressed Audio File

A-Law Compressed Audio File .alaw file icon
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.
Category: Audio files
Application: QuickTime Player
Mime-type: audio/raw
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
ALAW aliases:
al, alw
ALAW related links:
ALAW related extensions:
Windows Waveform Sound

GSM Audio File

Signed Word Audio File

U-Law Compressed Audio File

Other types of files may also use the .alaw file extension.

.alaw file extension error

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:

ala, law

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Alan IF Document
A-Law Compressed Audio File
eLawForms Form Document
open .alaw file

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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .alaw file association, check the FAQ.

.alaw file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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