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Details of extension .dls

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .dls file?
  • Which program can create the .dls file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .dls format?
  • What can convert .dls files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .dls extension?
Downloadable Sounds File .dls file icon

Downloadable Sounds File

DLS file is a Downloadable Sounds File. DLS is a family of standardized file formats for digital musical instrument sound banks (collections of virtual musical instrument programs). The DLS standards also include detailed specifications for how MIDI protocol-controlled music synthesizers should render the instruments in a DLS file.
Category: Audio files
Application: Awave Studio
Program name: -
Mime-type: audio/x-dls
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
MIDI Music
Turtle Beach Wavefront MIDI Bank
Gravis UltraSound Sound Bank Data
EMU SoundFont v1.x Banks
EMU SoundFont v2.x Banks
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Instruments
Creative Labs Music File
Creative Labs FM Banks
Compressed Creative Labs Sound Blaster Instruments

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Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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DKS Subtitle File
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Renamed DLL File
CPT Crosswords Data

The .dls filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

sls (1), dks (1), ls (1), cls (1), fls (1), dsl (1), dps (1), dms (1), dlx (1), xls (1), dle (1), vls (1), dl (1), rls (1), dis (1)

Can't open a .dls file?

If you want to open a .dls file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .dls association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.dls

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android