Playing a .al format?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Anybody know what to use to play a .al format sound?


  • Reply 1 of 5
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,877moderator
    It's perhaps just an aiff that uses A-Law compression. Try adding .aiff to the end and open it in Quicktime. If that doesn't work, try using Videolan Client.
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    g-dogg-dog Posts: 171member
    Nope. Neither worked.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    lundylundy Posts: 4,466member
    Can you post a link to where we can get the file and try it in various players?
  • Reply 4 of 5
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,877moderator
    It might be in an unrecognised container. You can try opening it in Windows media player as I've seen it associated with that.

    If you can't post a link, can you post the contents of the file header? You'd do this by opening the file in a hex editor like this one:

    You won't be able to copy and paste the code because the browser won't reproduce it but if you could take a picture of the first page or so and upload the screenshot.

    I've seen links about this format used in a digital answering machine, is that where the files come from?
  • Reply 5 of 5
    maybe this could help ya out, found it out of curiosity
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