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ORC File Extension

CSound Orchestra Midi Format

What is ORC file?

ORC is a file extension commonly associated with CSound Orchestra Midi Format files. ORC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. ORC file format, along with 763 other file formats, belongs to the Audio Files category. The software recommended for managing ORC files is Winamp. Software named Winamp was created by Radionomy. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ORC files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ORC file extension

Programs that can handle ORC files are as follows. Files with ORC suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support ORC file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ORC extension?

Problems with accessing ORC may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with ORC files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Winamp

Install software to open ORC file Problems with opening and working with ORC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ORC files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Winamp and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Winamp website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Winamp

Update software that support file extension ORCIf the problems with opening ORC files still occur even after installing Winamp, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Winamp is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Winamp cannot handle files with ORC may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Winamp is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ORC files to Winamp

After installing Winamp (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ORC files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with ORC file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the ORC file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Winamp is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ORC files and clicking OK.
Associate software with ORC file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ORC file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ORC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the ORC for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ORC file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check ORC file for viruses
1. The ORC may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ORC file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the ORC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. ORC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with ORC extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the ORC 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. When downloading the file with ORC extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the CSound Orchestra Midi Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Winamp

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ORC files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with CSound Orchestra Midi Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ORC files.

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