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8.5) What software handles files with this extension?




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This article is from the comp.sys.acorn FAQ, by Paul Vigay with numerous contributions by others.

8.5) What software handles files with this extension?

This really depends on what the extension is. Most popular extensions and file formats are catered for, either natively or by third-party utilities.

Presented below is a list of common file extensions and the software that, in some way, handles the file. It is recommended, especially for commercial software, that you verify that software will indeed perform the functions you require on the file format. This list is intended as a starting point to give the reader a pointer towards suitable software, nothing more.

N.B. This list is primarily for programs that convert foreign file formats into Acorn usable data - not the other way round. Some programs listed will export as well as import but this is by no means guaranteed.

* AVI (.avi) , &FB2, Audio Visual file.

- CineWorks, commercial.

- MovieFS, commercial. * BMP (.bmp) , &69C, Bitmap file (Windows).

- BMPSprite, freeware.

- ChangeFSI, commercial - supplied with RISC OS 3 and above.

- Compo, commercial.

- ImageFS, commercial.

- ImageMaster, commercial.

- Translator, shareware.

* CGM (.cgm) , &B2B, Computer Graphics Metafile.

- CGM->Draw, careware.

- DXF-CGM, careware.

* DXF (.dxf) , &DEA, Drawing eXchange Format file.

- Draw, commercial - supplied with all versions of RISC OS.

- RiscCad, commercial.

* FLIC (.fli, .flc) , &B9F, Autodesk flic animation.

- AAPlay, freeware

* GIF (.gif), &695 , Graphics Interchange Format picture.

- ChangeFSI, commercial - supplied with RISC OS 3 and above

- Compo, commercial

- FYEO2, freeware

- ImageFS, commercial

- ImageMaster, commercial

- InterGIF, freeware

- ProArtisan24, commercial

- Spr_2_Gif, freeware

- Translator, shareware

- WebGif2, freeware

* GZIP (.gz), &F89, Archive format.

- GZip, freeware.

- SparkFS, commercial

* HTML (.htm, .html) , &FAF, Hyper Text Markup Language document.

- ArcWeb, freeware

- Browse, commercial

- Fresco, commercial

- Webite, freeware

- Webster, freeware

- Webster XL, commercial

* JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg) , &C85, JPEG format picture.

- ChangeFSI, commercial - supplied with RISC OS 3 and above

- Compo, commerical

- FineArt24, commercial

- FYEO2, freeware

- ImageFS, commercial

- ImageMaster, commercial

- ProArtisan24, commercial

- RapidJPEG, freeware

- Studio24Pro, commercial

- SwiftJPEG, freeware

- Thump, freeware

- Translator, shareware

* Metafile (.met), &B2C, OS/2 Metafile.

- Draw-Met, careware

* MIDI (.mid, .midi), &FD4, Musical Instrument Digital Interface file.

- MIDIWorks, commercial

- ESPSynth, commercial

- MelIDI, commercial

- ReMidi, shareware

- Rhapsody, commercial

- Timidity, freeware

* MPEG (.mpg, .mpeg) , &BF8, Motion Picture Experts Group movie file.

- CineWorks, commercial

- MPEG, freeware

* PDF (.pdf), &ADF, Adobe's Portable Document Format.

- Pdf, freeware

* Perl (.pl) , &102, Practical Extraction and Report Language file.

- Perl, freeware

* PostScript (.eps, .ps) , &FF5, Adobe's printer graphics language.

- AiEps-Drw, careware

- GhostScript, freeware

- ImageMaster, commercial

- RiScript, commercial

* Quicktime (.mov) , &FB2, Macintosh movie file.

- CineWorks, commercial

- MovieFS, commercial

* SoundTracker (.mod) , &CB6, Sound Tracker file.

- AMFTracker, freeware

- BASTracker, freeware

- Digital Symphony, commercial

- Harmony, freeware

- MPlayer, freeware

- ProTrack, freeware

- ProTracker, freeware

- S/Tracker, freeware

* Tar (.tar) , &C46, Tape Archive.

- Spark, commercial

- SparkFS, commercial

- SparkPlug, freeware

- Tar, freeware

* Text (.txt, .text), &FFF, text file.

- ChangeTxt, shareware

- Edit, commercial - supplied with all versions of RISC OS

- StrongEd, shareware

- Uemacs, freeware

- Zap, freeware

* TIFF (.tif, .tiff) , &FF0, Tagged Image File Format.

- ChangeFSI, commercial - supplied with RISC OS 3 and above

- Compo, commercial

- ImageFS, commercial

- ImageMaster, commercial

- Studio24Pro, commercial

- Tiffin, freeware

- Translator, shareware

* Wave (.wav) , &FB1, Chunk based sound file.

- AudioWorks, commercial

- MovieFS, commercial

- Player, commercial

- ProSound, commercial

- StudioSound, commercial

- SoundCon, freeware

* WMF (.wmf) ,&B2F, Windows Meta File.

- WMF->Draw, public domain.

* ZIP (.zip) , &DDC, Archive format.

- Info-ZIP suite, freeware

- SparkFS, commercial

- Sparkplug, freeware (read only)

 

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