We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What is a .Bro File Extension?

By C. Harper
Updated May 16, 2024
Our promise to you
EasyTechJunkie is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At EasyTechJunkie, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Unfortunately, there isn't one simple answer to what a bro file is because there are no rules, laws, or copyrights regulating the use of file extensions. Consequently, many programs create these files or save data in this format for differing reasons and purposes. There are some common uses for this file extension and common ways to convert one of the appropriate type to a different file format.

Bro files are regularly created by a program called Tree Professional Broadleaf Creator or OnyxTREE Broadleaf depending on the version. This program is a 3D modeler used for creating trees and bushes. The file created can only be opened by the software that creates it, but the software can save its models in a variety of formats making it able to be opened by other software.

Some Roland/Boss digital recording hardware devices record audio tracks in bro file format. Roland offers conversion software called BR Wave Converter which can convert these files into more common audio formats such as .wav or .aiff, or convert common audio file formats into .bro to be usable on their hardware devices. This software can be downloaded from Roland's website.

Embroidery and stitch files created by Bits and Volts software are saved in the this format, and a number of more common computerized embroidery programs can read and convert these files. Broderbund's Create a Booklet/Brochure Project software saves brochures with the extension, too.

Bro, an open-source network intrusion detection system based in Unix, uses the bro extension for internal policy scripts. There is no reason to convert these files because they contain information that is only relevant to this specific software.

EasyTechJunkie is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Discussion Comments
By skipscalp — On Nov 14, 2008

My child has a BOSS recorder and the flash card saves music as .bro files. what in the world is that? wiseGEEK knew. We are set free. We're mixing music and having fun. Thanks wiseGEEK!

EasyTechJunkie, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

EasyTechJunkie, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.