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.htb File Extension

Developer: Audacity
File type: Audacity Help File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .htb. Files with the file extension .htb can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .htb files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .htb file?

The help files users refer to when using Audacity are deemed as HTB files. These files are categorized as data files storing Windows help file compressed archives, images and HTML files. HTB files are useful when it comes to the display of help information especially when users select the Help → Contents menu in Audacity. These files are stored in a ZIP format since they refer to the compressed archive of Windows help files. With this, renaming these files’ extension to ZIP and decompressing them with any decompression utility for ZIP is possible. The main application associated with HTB files is Audacity. It is an application that is used to record and edit sounds, available for various operating systems. This application provides users the ability to record live audio, edit sound files like MP3, WAV, etc., change recording speed and pitch, mix sounds together as well as cut or copy them and a lot more.

how to open a .htb file?

Launch a .htb file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .htb file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .htb files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .htb file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .htb file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .htb file association errors

applications that open a .htb file

Audacity for Microsoft Windows

Audacity for Microsoft Windows

The latest versions of Audacity should be downloaded by Windows users. The Audacity 2.0.2 installer which is 20.4 MB in size, and includes the help files is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. The smaller version Audacity 2.0.2 zip file, with only 8.3 MB and does not include the help files, is also compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. This should be downloaded when the user wants a smaller download or they could not run the application because od restricted permissions. Windows also has the options for additional Plug-ins and Libraries, which includes the LADSPA plug-ins 0.4.15 installer which is 1.5 MB in size and has over 90 plug-ins, the LAME MP3 encoder which allows MP3 files to be exported, and the FFmpeg import/export library which allows Windows users to import and export audio formats and to use audio from video files. The recommended system requirement for Windows 7 (64-bit) is 4 GB of Ram and 2 GHz processor and the minimum is 2 GB of RAM and 1 Ghz processor. For Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate or Windows 7 (32-bit), the minimum system requirement is 1 GB of RAM and 1 GHZ processor and the recommended requirement is 4 GB of RAM and 2 Ghz processor. For Windows Home Basic the recommended system is 2 GB of RAM and 1 GHz processor and the minimum is 512 MB of RAM and 1 GHz processor. For Windows 200 and Windows XP, the recommended system is 512 MB of RAM and 1 GHz processor and the minimum is 128 MB of RAM and 3 MHz processor.
Audacity for Mac

Audacity for Mac

In downloading Audacity for MAc, it is advisable to download the latest version of the software. Available downloads for MAC are as follows: the Audacity 2.0.2 which is 28.4 MB including the help files, for OS X 10.4 or later (Universal Binary), the Audacity 2.0.2 zip file which is 13.3 MB in size for OS X 10.4 or later (Universal Binary), this used if the user opts for a smaller download and without the help files. This can also be used when the installer isn't able to run because of restricted permissions. There are also alternative download links if the user needs older versions. Optional download is given for MAC users, this includes Plug-ins and Libraries. The LADSPA plug-ins installer has over 90 plug-ins, the LAME MP3 encoder which allows MP3 files to be exported, and the FFmpeg import/export library which allows importing and exporting of several audio formats and also in importing audio taken from video files. Mac users should at least have 1 GB of RAM and a 1GHz processor or a 2 GB of RAM with 2GHz processor on OS X 10.7 or later to assure optimal performance of Audacity. If Audacity will be used for lengthy multi-track projects, users should have a minimum of 2 GB of RAM and 2 GHZ processor or 4 GB of RAM on OS X 10.7 or later for guaranteed satisfaction.


Audacity is a multilingual audio recorder and editor that is developed by a group of volunteers who are all a part of the audacity team. It is an open source software, in which the soure code is available to anyone who wishes to use or study it. Audacity is used mainly in live audio recording. Audio can be recorded with the use of microphones, line input or USB devices. It has a device toolbar that will help users manage numerous input and output deivces. To make multi-track recordings, users can dub over existing tracks. It has the capacity to record multiple channels at once and can record at high sample rates which are in excess of 192,000 Hz. Audacity can also be used in converting tapes and records into modern digital recordings and CDs. It has the ability to edit sound files such as Ogg vorbis, WAV, AIFF and MP3. Through the FFmpeg Library, AC3, M4A/M4R (AAC) and WMA can be imported and exported. The software also supports 16-bit, 24-bit and 32-bit samples. Sample rate and format conversion are performed using high-quality resampling and dithering. Users can also cut, copy, splice or make combination of sounds by mixing sounds together.
Audacity for Linux

Audacity for Linux

Audacity installation package for Linux are all provided through individual distributions. There are distributions with regularly updated Audacity packages, these are Fedora, Gentoo, SuSE/Open SUSE, and Ubuntu. Ubuntu has packages ubuntu release packages, the daily packages which are built from Audacity SVN Development code. But this package should not be used at the production version of Audacity. Then the rpmseek for legacy Audacity packages. If these are not available, or the options are not suited for the users, Audacity recommends searching through the Web pages of the user's distribution for any latest information regarding Audacity packages, or users can have the option of compiling Audacity through the source code. For the system requirements of Linux, the latest version of GNU/Linux is highly recommended from the user's distribution and it must be compatible with the hardware specifications. In order for Audacity to run smoothly, the user must at least have a 300 MHz processor and 64 MB of RAM.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .htb files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .htb. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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