The ORC file extension is related to the CSound Orchestra midi file format.

There are 3 other file types using
the ORC file extension!

empty icon.orc - Oracle 7 script file

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ORC file - CSound Orchestra midi audio

What is orc file? How to open orc files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

orc file icon: orc filetype icon

The orc file extension used by CSound for “orchestra” data info, was first used by the Orchestra-80/85/95/2000 Music Language and program/hardware originally used for the Radio Shack TRS-80 Models 1, 3, 4, 4P (with a hardware attachment of 2 8-bit DACs via their expansion ports for stereo output using software additive synthesis of up to 5 voices, each with 8-harmonic registers supported) and later (Orch-90/CC) the Color Computer Models 1, 2 and 3 (via a ROMpack).

Such orc files were essentially text only files in upper case only, using a partial compression of the last characters at the end of each line, but setting its high “bit” to one, thus saving two bytes otherwise used for CR/LF control character terminators.

This orc file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: April 9, 2018

The default software associated to orc file type:

Winamp icon

Winamp  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Radionomy

Winamp is a legendary media player and one of the first major ones. It was first released in 1997 with latest version from late 2013. It was originally developed by Nullsoft, but now the brand is owned by Radionomy.

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to playback *.orc files.

How to convert:

Possibly can be converted like any other audio formats.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .orc 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 orc file, edit orc file, convert orc file, view orc file, play orc file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Play orc file

orc file players - programs that can play orc file - CSound Orchestra midi audio

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

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