What's covered

This document lists the file formats that Adobe Audition 3 can import and export. For more information about working with different file formats in Audition, see the Saving and Exporting chapter of the Audition User Guide or Audition Help.

Audio file formats

Format Import/Export Support Format Details
64-bit doubles RAW (.raw, .dbl) Import and Export Header not included on save.
8-bit signed SAM (.sam) Import and Export Save as 22050 Hz, Mono 8-bit only.
ACM waveform (.wav) Import and Export Includes multiple formats supported by Microsoft's Audio Compression Manager; files must be converted to a supported ACM codec format before export.
A-Law and mu-Law (.wav) Import and Export Standard encoding formats for compressing 16-bit audio to 8-bit (2:1) (CCITT standard G.711). Expands to 16-bit when opened.
Amiga IFF-8SVX (.iff, .svx) Import and Export Variety of data formatting options.
Apple AIFF (.aiff, .aif, .snd) Import and Export 8-bit or 16-bit; includes a range of sample rates.
ASCII Text Data (.txt) Import and Export Audio data written in standard text form.
Audition Loop File (.cel) Import and Export MP3 pro encoding with looping information.
CD Digital Audio (.cda) Import and Export Audio import from Redbook CD. Export occurs only during burn to CD via CD View.
Creative Sound Blaster (.voc) Import and Export 8-bit and 16-bit VOC files.
Dialogic ADPCM (.vox) Import and Export Exports mono, 16-bit audio only.
DiamondWare Digitized (.dwd) Import and Export Supports mono and stereo, and a wide range of resolutions and sample rates.
DVI/IMA ADPCM (.wav) Import and Export IMA version of ADPCM; compresses 16-bit data to a variety of bit depths (2-bits - 5-bits / sample).
Microsoft ADPCM (.wav) Import and Export Single/multiple pass and variety of block size settings.
MP3 and MP3pro (MPEG-1, audio layer 3) (.MP3) Import and Export MP3 encoding with constant/variable bit rate; standard MP3 as well as extended MP3 pro settings.
NeXT/Sun & Apple Platforms (.au, .snd) Import and Export May include Mu-Law 8-bit, A-Law 8-bit, G.721 ADPCM 4-bit, and Linear PCM.
Ogg Vorbis (.ogg) Import and Export Variable and fixed bit rate encoding.
PCM RAW Data (Pulse Code Modulation) (.pcm, .raw) Import and Export Header not included on save.
Turtlebeach SampleVision (.smp) Import and Export Mono, 16-bit format; supports loop points.
Windows Media Audio 9 (.wma) Import and Export Constant/variable encoding via Microsoft Windows Media.
Windows Media Audio 9 Pro 5.1 (.wmp) Import and Export Each surround channel is separated to on import. Export via Surround Encoder.
Windows PCM - 6 channel (.wav) Import and Export Each surround channel is separated to on import. Export via Surround Encoder.
Windows PCM (standard WAV file) (.wav) Import and Export Standard uncompressed audio.

Video file formats

Note: Audition exports video in the same format as the video in the multitrack session. (For example, if you import an AVI file, the only option for export is AVI.)

Format Import/Export Support Format Details
Microsoft Audio Video Interleave (.avi) Import and Export
Windows Media Video (.wmv, .asf) Import and Export
QuickTime Movie (.mov) Import and Export Apple QuickTime must be installed for QuickTime features. Go to Apple.com/QuickTime to download QuickTime.

Other formats

Format Import/Export Support Format Details
Audition Multitrack Session (.ses) Import and Export Via Open and Save. Sessions can not be imported into each other.
MIDI (.rmi, .mid) Import and Export Apple QuickTime must be installed for QuickTime features. Go to Apple.com/QuickTime to download QuickTime.

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