Full format name of files that use DLS extension is Downloadable Sounds Format. DLS file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with DLS extension are categorized as Audio Files files. The Audio Files subset comprises 694 various file formats. The most popular program for handling DLS files is Awave Studio, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Software named Awave Studio was created by FMJ-Software. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DLS files, check the developer’s official website.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with DLS files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with DLS extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
Problems with accessing DLS may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Downloadable Sounds Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
Problems with opening and working with DLS files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DLS files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Awave Studio or one to the listed programs: SimpleSynth, DirectMusic Producer. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Awave Studio installed is by going to developer’s website (FMJ-Software) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening DLS files still occur even after installing Awave Studio, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Awave Studio is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Awave Studio installed, it may not support DLS format. The latest version of Awave Studio should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DLS files with latest version of Awave Studio you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DLS file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DLS file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the DLS file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the DLS file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
Did you receive the DLS file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with DLS extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Downloadable Sounds Format file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DLS files. Close all running programs and try opening the DLS file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Downloadable Sounds Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DLS files affecting older versions of given software.
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