PlayStation Compressed Audio
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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), or PlayStation Portable (PSP) video game. The audio is saved in a 4-bit, ADPCM (Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation) compressed format.
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):