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.WAV File Extension

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File TypeWAVE Audio File
DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
4.4 (14 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryAudio Files
File Format Description

Standard digital audio file format used for storing waveform data; allows audio recordings to be saved with different sampling rates and bitrates; often saved in a 44.1 KHz, 16-bit, stereo format, which is the standard format used for CD audio.

WAV is short for "Waveform Audio File Format," and is pronounced "wave." WAV files are similar to .AIF files, but they are based on the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF), rather than the Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF). WAV files are most often seen on Windows-based computers, while AIF files are more common on Macintosh systems.

Program(s) that open .WAV files
Updated 4/29/2014

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File TypeDTS-WAV File
DeveloperDTS
Popularity
1.5 (2 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryAudio Files
File Format Description

File created by DTS audio programs, which are used to author stereo music and surround sound music CDs; contains audio data for multiple channels; can only be played by programs that support DTS-WAV encoding.

Program(s) that open .WAV files
Microsoft Windows Logo
Windows
Icon DTS Surround Audio Suite
Icon DTS Surround Sound Suite
Foobar2000 Icon Foobar2000External Link
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Mac OS
Icon DTS Surround Audio Suite
Icon DTS Surround Sound Suite
Updated 1/19/2010