How to Listen to Qualcomm Pure Voice Files

By Jeff Grundy

Qualcomm PureVoice files are voice files originally designed for use as attachments in the Eudora email system. PureVoice files, however, have increased both in popularity and in the number of ways the files are used. These files are identified by a ".QCP" file name extension.

Schools and organizations use PureVoice files to aid in teaching language, as a smaller file size alternative to ".WAV" files for messaging, and the files are even popular as a ringtone format. In order to listen to ".QCP" files on your computer, though, you must have a compatible PureVoice format media player installed.

Qualcomm PureVoice

Visit the Qualcomm website using the link provided in the Resources section below. Download and save the PureVoice Player/Recorder application to your desktop.

Launch the PureVoice Player/Recorder application. Click the "Open" icon on the toolbar and browse to the folder containing the ".QCP" file you want to play. Highlight the file and then click the "Open" button.

Click the "Play" button, which resembles an arrow tip, on the control bar. The PureVoice file begins playing over the speakers on your computer.

Apple QuickTime

Visit the Apple website to download a copy of "QuickTime" using the link provided in the Resources section. Browse to the folder where you saved the file and double-click to launch the installer. Follow the on-screen prompts to install QuickTime. Reboot your computer if prompted to do so.

Open QuickTime, then click the "File/Open" option on the menu bar. Browse to the folder on your computer that contains the PureVoice audio file you want to play, then click the "Open" button.

Wait for QuickTime to load the ".QCP" file and start playing the audio automatically. If playback does not start automatically, click the "Play" button.