xa

XA or Extensive Audio is an audio file type which is primarily associated with The Sims ( a popular game now owned by Electronic Arts formerly by Maxis). It is also used in other games like Sim City. Note: Different versions of this file type may have different starting strings.

aif

AIF is short for Audio Interchage File and is an audio file.

Mime type: audio/aiff, audio/x-aiff, sound/aiff, audio/rmf, audio/x-rmf, audio/x-pn-aiff, audio/x-gsm, audio/x-midi, audio/vnd.qcelp

dct

The DCT file format is a bitmap file with continuous tones. A DCT file is used by DALiM LiTHO software by Blanchard System Inc. The DALiM LiTHO software is an image retouching software that supports various formats such as PGS, TIFF and EPS.

m4r

A M4R extension is the extension given to a ringtone file, created for the iPhone by Apple Inc. Basically, a M4R file is just a M4A file that has been renamed. All music files can be converted to an iPhoe ringtone by renaming a music clip of maximum 30 second length to .M4R. Import the M4R to iTunes and sync the playlist with your iPhone.

mpeg3

MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, more commonly referred to as MP3, is a digital audio encoding format using a form of lossy data compression. It is a common audio format for consumer audio storage, as well as a de facto standard encoding for the transfer and playback of music on digital audio players. MP3 is an audio-specific format that was designed by the Moving Picture Experts Group.

ptm

A PTM file, short for Plot Manager, is a BioWare Aurora Engine file by BioWare Corporation. The Aurora Engine is a game engine that BioWare developed for use in computer and console role-playing games. It is the 3D successor to BioWare’s earlier, 2D game engine, called the Infinity Engine.

stm

The STM file format is a streaming media file from Microsoft Exchange. It may contain video, audio or other media that are formatted as streams of MIME data.

Mime-type: application/octet-stream

aifc

The AIFC file format is related to the AIF file format, which stands for Audio Interchange File. Both AIFC and AIF files are audio files that are used inĀ  Ashampoo media players, iTunes, QuickTime, Winamp and Slowview.

Mime type: audio/aiff, audio/x-aiff, audio/x-aifc, sound/aiff, audio/rmf, audio/x-rmf, audio/x-pn-aiff, audio/x-gsm, audio/x-midi, audio/mid, audio/vnd.qcelp

dmf

The DMF file format, short for Digital Music File is an audio file that is associated with Delusion or XTracker.

mdl

The MDL file extension is a 3D Design Plus Model file, used by Warcraft III (a real-time strategy game), developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It stores models like objects, textures and meshes. A MDL file can be edited by a text-based editing software before generating a MDX file.