.snd

File Type 1 Sound File IconSound File
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Generic sound format used by a variety of programs; may be a Macintosh sound resource (from Mac OS Classic), an AKAI MPC audio sample, a generic Amiga sound, or other audio file.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Windows Media Player

IconApple QuickTime Player

IconMicrosoft Windows Movie Maker

macOS

IconApple QuickTime Player

IconMAGIX SpectraLayers Pro

IconAdobe Audition

Updated 2007
File Type 2 Generic IconAkai MPC Sample
File Format Proprietary (N/A)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

Sample format used for saving audio samples generated or recorded by Akai MPC samplers such as the MPC2000 or MPC3000.

Open With
Windows

IconMPC2KPRG

IconMPC2kEditor

IconMPC-2000 FileCreator

macOS

IconMOTU MachFive

IconMpcPgmMaker

Updated 2007
File Type 3 Generic IconMacintosh Sound Resource
File Format Standard (developed by Apple)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

SND files were a popular sound format in Mac OS Classic (Mac OS 9 and earlier). They were most often used for sound effects and other short sound clips.

The Macintosh Sound Resource format is no longer a standard format in Mac OS X, but SND files can still be played back using QuickTime Player.

Open With
Windows

IconApple QuickTime Player

macOS

IconApple QuickTime Player

Updated 2007
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