.VAG File Extension

PlayStation Compressed Audio

Developer Sony
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What is a VAG file?

A VAG file contains sound effects, music, or other audio played in a PlayStation (PS1), PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation 3 (PS3), PlayStation 4 (PS4), or PlayStation Portable (PSP) console or video game. The audio is saved in a 4-bit, ADPCM (Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation) compressed format.

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While the VAG format is most commonly associated with PS1 games, it is also used in some notable PS2 and PSP games. For example, the Sly Cooper series of video games uses VAG audio files, as do Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future and F1 2009.

Most gamers will never encounter VAG files. However, some utilities allow gamers to extract VAG files from PlayStation video games; others allow them to play and convert the files.

How to open a VAG file

You can open a VAG file with FMJ-Software Awave Studio (Windows), MFAudio (Windows), or vgmstream (multiplatform).

How to convert a VAG file

You can use MFAudio, vag2wav, or FMJ-Software Awave Studio to convert VAG files to other audio formats. For example, Awave Studio can convert VAG files to the following formats (and many others):

  • .AAC - Advanced Audio Coding
  • .AIFF - Audio Interchange File Format
  • .AMR - Adaptive Multi-rate Codec
  • .FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec
  • .IFF - Interchange File Format
  • .M4A - MPEG-4 Audio
  • .MP3 - MP3 Audio
  • .OGG - Ogg Vorbis Audio
  • .OPUS - Opus Audio
  • .WAV - WAVE Audio
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Programs that open VAG files


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