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

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .sph extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .sph file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SPH file?

The file extension .SPH comes from NIST SPHERE Audio File. This file extension was developed by NIST. This audio related file is in binary format.

What to know

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

How to open a .SPH file?

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

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

To open the .sph file on Windows, 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. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SPH 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: Choose “Open with”

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

How to open a .SPH file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .sph file on Mac in 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. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SPH file

2. The second step is locating 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, 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 FFmpeg software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SPH file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .sph file on Linux in 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. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player and FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SPH file

2. The second step is locating 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”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SPH file?

If you are still unable to open the .SPH file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SPH file.sph – MikuMikuDance. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SPH 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.