VOC is an audio file category format. File format VOC (or Creative Labs Audio File) was created by Creative Labs. Creative Labs was involved in the development of the audio file format in order to store and transfer audio data for its 8-bit and then 16-bit Sound Blaster sound cards. The format is a sound effect, sound clip and instrumental sound, referred to as a voice. To reduce the size, VOC files are compressed. Since this format has already been thoroughly investigated, its file structures have already been described in detail. A .voc file is a digital audio file in VOC format. In the title, it can be easily identified by the text line “Creative Voice File”. The file includes a header, as well as one or more blocks of audio data. Due to PCM / ADPCM audio encoding, VOC files can be easily converted to WAV format. VOC audio files can be played by several universal multimedia players. Sound editors import them. Using many utility converters, you can convert other audio formats to WAV. In many cases, the .voc file type becomes associated with some kind of multimedia processor that is installed on the system.
AU is an audio file format created in Audacity. This is a free cross-platform program designed to edit audio files. AU format (Audio Units) was developed by Sun Microsystems. This format greatly simplifies the task of reliable storage of audio files. An AU file consists of 3 parts: a header (max. 24 bytes), a description block of various sizes, and audio data. The file format is used on computers running the Sun or Unix operating system. However, it opens with other audio players. The AU format uses the logarithmic encoding method, previously very popular on computers running the Sun SPARCstation operating system. Previous sound file formats, in order to reduce the size, used the logarithmic scale of recording samples. Among the representatives of such formats, the Sun AU group of formats, which are still in action, gained great fame. Problems with opening the AU file usually manifest themselves when there are no corresponding applications that would be installed on the PC. Applications that use .AU files are Apple QuickTime Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Real Player, Winamp, and other widely used audio players. And this is the vast majority of professional audio editors.