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format file wav

What is a wav file and how do I open a wav file?

WAV files contain digital audio data that can be viewed using many multimedia players and digital audio development applications for Microsoft Windows. These WAV files can also be opened and viewed using various third party applications for Linux and Mac platforms. Compared to the MP3 format among other digital audio data compression types, WAV files are bigger because of its uncompressed digital audio content. The audio data contained in these WAV files are also called waveforms, and these waveforms can be implemented with various bitrates and sampling rates, the default being 44.1 KHz, 16-bit stereo quality. RIFF (Resource Interchange File Format) technology specifications and standards are integrated into the content of these WAV files.

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Detail wav file extension information:
File Type: wav
File Format: WAVE Audio File
Primary Association: Audio Files
Mime Type: audio/wav, audio/wave, audio/x-pn-wav, audio/x-wav