What is a .NIST File And How To Open It – NIST (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .nist extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .nist file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .NIST file?

The file extension .NIST is NIST SPHERE Audio File. This file extension was developed by NIST. The format of this file is binary, and it is a audio related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .nist file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .NIST file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .NIST file on various operating systems.

How to open a .NIST file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .nist file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the FFmpeg software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NIST file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the FFmpeg software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .NIST file on Mac

To open the .nist file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the FFmpeg software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .NIST file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the FFmpeg software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .NIST file on Linux

The .nist file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the FFmpeg software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .NIST file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the FFmpeg software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .NIST file?

If you cannot open the .NIST file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .NIST file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .nitf – U.S. Department of Defense, .njb – Nikon, .nji – Nero, .njx – NJStar Software, .nk – The Foundry. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .NIST file with the FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Windows, FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Mac and FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.