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{{Template: Infobox Format
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{{Infobox Format
| Title     = Audio
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| Title       = Audio
| Format   = AUD
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| Format     = AUD
| Developer = [[Westwood Studios]]
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| Developer   = [[Westwood Studios]]
| Released =  
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| Header      = Unknown
| FirstGame =  
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| Content    = PCM
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| Instruments = Intrinsic
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| OutputDA    = Yes
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| OutputMIDI  = No
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| OutputFM    = No
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| OutputPSG  = No
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| Released   = 199?-??-??
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| FirstGame   =  
 
| Extension01 = *.aud
 
| Extension01 = *.aud
 
}}
 
}}
  
AUD (assumingly stands for audio) is an audio compression format used by [[Westwood Studios]] in the late 1990's. It takes raw 16-bit pulse-code modulation audio data compressed with the lossless IMA-ADPCM algorithm. The lossless compression makes it similar to the newer format, [[FLAC]]. An AUD decoder used to be part of Winamp's built in waveform plugin, but it was removed. However, there are custom plug-ins that can play AUD in their native form as well as programs to convert AUD into uncompressed WAV.
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'''''AUD''''' (assumingly stands for "audio") is an audio compression format used by [[Westwood Studios]] in the late 1990's. It takes raw 16-bit pulse-code modulation audio data compressed with the lossless IMA-ADPCM algorithm. The lossless compression makes it similar to the newer format, [[FLAC]]. An AUD decoder used to be part of [[Winamp|Winamp's]] built in waveform plugin, but it was removed. However, there are custom plug-ins that can play AUD in their native form as well as programs to convert AUD into uncompressed WAV.
 
 
  
 
==Players==
 
==Players==
* [[AUD Player]] - Winamp Plugin
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<div style="float:right;">([[:Category: AUD Players|Category]])</div>
  
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* [[AUD Player]] - Winamp
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* [[Game Audio Decoder]] - foobar2000
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* [[Game Audio Player]] - Windows
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* [[VGM Stream Decoder]] - foobar2000
  
 
==Converters==
 
==Converters==
* [[AUD to WAV]] - Converts AUD to WAV and vice versa.
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<div style="float:right;">([[:Category: AUD Converters|Category]])</div>
  
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===AUD to ?===
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* [[AUD Player]] - Winamp - [[WAV]]
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* [[AUD to WAV]] - DOS - [[WAV]]
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* [[Game Audio Decoder]] - foobar2000 - [[WAV]]
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* [[Game Audio Player]] - Windows - [[WAV]]
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* [[VGM Stream Decoder]] - foobar2000 - [[WAV]]
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===? to AUD===
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* [[AUD to WAV]] - DOS - [[WAV]]
  
 
==Games==
 
==Games==
{{Template: Table Header
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<div style="float:right;">([[:Category:Games That Use AUD|Category]])</div>
| Color    = FFF0FF
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| Caption01 = Released
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{| class="wikitable" |
| Caption02 = Title
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! Released
| Caption03 = Sample
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! Title
}}
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! Sample
| 1998/08/31
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|-
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| 1995-09-??
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| [[Command & Conquer (DOS)]]
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|-
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| 1996-11-22
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| [[Command & Conquer: Red Alert (DOS)]]
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|
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|-
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| 1997-11-03
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| [[Blade Runner (W32)]]
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|  
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|-
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| 1998-08-31
 
| [[Dune 2000 (W32)]]
 
| [[Dune 2000 (W32)]]
| {{Song-List|01 - Dune 2000 - W32 - The Ambush.ogg}}
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| {{Song-Box|01 - Dune 2000 - W32 - The Ambush.ogg}}
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|-
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| 1999-08-27
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| [[Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (W32)]]
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|
 
|}
 
|}
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==How to Obtain==
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AUD files usually need to be extracted from game resource files, a process that is different for nearly every game that uses the format.
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==Links==
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* [https://sourceforge.net/p/freecnc/git/ci/444bf40d9c8391ecb2f8d56a3e0c4b54b30ef4ea/tree/doc/tech/aud_format.txt sourceforge.net/p/freecnc/git/ci/444bf40d9c8391ecb2f8d56a3e0c4b54b30ef4ea/tree/doc/tech/aud_format.txt] - Some technical documentation on format.

Latest revision as of 04:47, 13 January 2019

Audio
AUD.png
Developer: Westwood Studios
Header: Unknown
Content: PCM
Instruments: Intrinsic
Target Output
Output - Digital Audio.png Output - MIDI - No.png Output - FM Synthesis - No.png Output - PSG - No.png
Released: 199?-??-??
Extensions
  • *.aud

AUD (assumingly stands for "audio") is an audio compression format used by Westwood Studios in the late 1990's. It takes raw 16-bit pulse-code modulation audio data compressed with the lossless IMA-ADPCM algorithm. The lossless compression makes it similar to the newer format, FLAC. An AUD decoder used to be part of Winamp's built in waveform plugin, but it was removed. However, there are custom plug-ins that can play AUD in their native form as well as programs to convert AUD into uncompressed WAV.

Players

(Category)

Converters

(Category)

AUD to ?

? to AUD

Games

(Category)
Released Title Sample
1995-09-?? Command & Conquer (DOS)
1996-11-22 Command & Conquer: Red Alert (DOS)
1997-11-03 Blade Runner (W32)
1998-08-31 Dune 2000 (W32)
1999-08-27 Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (W32)

How to Obtain

AUD files usually need to be extracted from game resource files, a process that is different for nearly every game that uses the format.

Links