What is a .PCM File And How To Open It

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .pcm extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .pcm file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .PCM file?

The .PCM file extension is Pulse Code Modulation. The format of this audio related file is binary.

What to know

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

How to open a .PCM file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .PCM file on various operating systems.

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .pcm file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Audacity software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: MPlayer and Audacity.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PCM 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Audacity software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PCM file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Audacity software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use MPlayer and Audacity software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PCM 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Audacity software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PCM file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Audacity software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: MPlayer and Audacity.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PCM file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Audacity software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .PCM file?

If you are still unable to open the .PCM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PCM file.pcp – Microsoft, .pcr – FutureMark, .pcs – Pfaff, .pcs – Microsoft, .pcsav – Electronic Arts. 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 .PCM file with the Audacity, MPlayer programs on Windows, Audacity, MPlayer programs on Mac and Audacity, MPlayer software on Linux.