How do I play a .PCM file on my PC?

Amiteshwar Singh April 24, 2012
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I have an Android app called Virtual Recorder which records audio in .PCM format. However, I cannot get this file to play on my PC.

I tried with Audacity but it did not work. Please help!

  1. EFTHYMIA
    October 9, 2012 at 8:29 am

    How do I play a .pcm file on my computer. The program that I used was virtualrecorder on my moble.

  2. rocky
    September 22, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Use Audacity. You'll get excellent results.
    Go to File > Import > Raw Data... then
    Choose the PCM file you want to convert.

    Encoding: Signed 16 bit PCM
    Byte Order: No endianess
    1 channel (mono)
    Start Offset: 0
    Sample Rate: 22050 Hz
    amount to import: 100%

    Then click Import, and it will take a little time to do this

    Then go to File > Export
    Figure out where you want your converted file to go
    Save as: mp3 files (or whatever you choose in the drop down box)
    It takes a lot more time to export the file than to import it.
    Finished.

    You can adjust your mp3 rate, bit rate and more in Audacity's Preferences.

    This works VERY well for me, and I use a Droid Eris for recording.

  3. Mjevolve
    April 25, 2012 at 1:34 am

    PCM is simple raw audio data .

    use Foobar http://www.foobar2000.org/ .

    its the best and the most versatile music player capable of handling almost any sound format .
    it sounds superb .
    and is free !

  4. Carl Vinken
    April 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    PCM is the most basic form of uncompressed audio there is, your PC should be able to play them.

    However, you may need to convert them to another format that is more widely available, such as WAV (for lossless sound) then to either mp3 or ogg for lossy sound.

  5. Susendeep Dutta
    April 24, 2012 at 9:46 am
  6. ha14
    April 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

    try renaming it to .wav instead of .pcm ?

    you can try this FreeMP3droid
    http://code.google.com/p/freemp3fordroid/
    convertFile: the raw pcm or wav data to convert to MP3. 16 Bit.

    How To Convert PCM to MP3
    Audacity
    http://www.benjf.com/?p=139

    Convert Raw PCM to WAV
    http://www.toolsoft.net/audio-converter-help-convert-pcm-wav.html

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