The File Extensions Database

.ALAW File Extension

  • Category: Audio Files

What is an .ALAW file?

.ALAW is A-Law Compressed Sound Format

Standard audio compression algorithm used in European digital communications, such as telephones; optimizes the dynamic range of an audio signal.

Programs that open A-Law Compressed Sound Format
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple QuickTime Player
ShedWorx Smart Converter

How to solve problems with ALAW files

  • Associate the ALAW file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ALAW file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ALAW files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ALAW file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ALAW is A-Law Compressed Sound Format. Because only the current version supports the latest ALAW file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .ALAW is A-Law Compressed Sound Format update.
  • To make sure that your ALAW file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.