.SBAO File Extension

Ubisoft Sound File

Developer Ubisoft
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What is an SBAO file?

An SBAO file is a sound file used by various video games developed by Ubisoft with the Disrupt engine. It contains sound data, typically for music or character dialogue, in Ubisoft's proprietary SBAO format, similar to the .OGG Vorbis Audio format. Users can typically find SBAO files packaged with other resource files in the game's .PAK package file.

More Information

Examples of Ubisoft games that use SBAO files include Far Cry 2, Watch Dogs, and Watch Dogs: Legion. Most gamers will not encounter SBAO files since the files are packaged along with other game resource files. However, gamers looking to modify sounds in a game may attempt to convert and alter sound data in an SBAO file, then place it back in its original directory for the game to reference and load.

How to open an SBAO file

SBAO files are not meant to be opened. Instead, the Ubisoft game the SBAO file is packaged with references the SBAO file when loading the game.

How to convert an SBAO file

You can convert SBAO files to .MP3 files by decoding the SBAO files with the oggdec command-line utility and then encoding them as MP3 files with the LAME encoder.

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Programs that open or reference SBAO files

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