An adpcm file extension is related Adaptive Delta Pulse Code Modulation a subclass of Microsoft WAVE format.

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ADPCM file extension - ADPCM audio

What is adpcm file? How to open adpcm files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The adpcm file extension is associated with the Adaptive Delta Pulse Code Modulation (ADPCM) a subclass of the Microsoft waveform (wav) file format.

The adpcm audio storing waveforms in 16-bit or 8-bit PCM. It only uses 4 bits per sample, taking up a quarter of the disc space of 16-bit PCM. However, the sound quality is inferior.

The adpcm format can also used wav file extension.

The default software associated to open adpcm file:

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows Media Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Media Player is default multimedia player installed in Microsoft Windows. WMP can manage music, videos and pictures in computer, play or view them, sync them with portable devices, or burn them on CD/DVD media. It also supports home media sharing with other computers.

Help how to open:

Use any audio playback tool, like VLC player to playback *.adpcm files.

How to convert:

Audio files can be usually converted between various formats, so *.adpcm files can be converted to other audio like mp3 and others.

List of software applications associated to the .adpcm file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open adpcm file, edit adpcm file, convert adpcm file, view adpcm file, play adpcm file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting adpcm files.

adpcm file players - programs that can play adpcm file - ADPCM audio

Programs supporting the exension adpcm on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play adpcm file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with adpcm file by default:
Microsoft Windows Media Player small icon Microsoft Windows Media Player
Other suggested software:
VLC media player small icon VLC media player

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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