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File Type 1WAVE Audio File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
4.3 (78 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryAudio Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a WAV file?

A WAV file is an audio file that uses a standard digital audio file format utilized for storing waveform data. The file allows audio recordings to be saved with different sampling rates and bitrates. It is often saved in a 44.1 KHz, 16-bit, stereo format, which is the standard format used for CD audio.

More Information

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.

Programs that open WAV files
Windows
Microsoft Windows Music
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Microsoft Groove Music
Apple iTunes
Apple QuickTime Player
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
Nullsoft Winamp
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
VideoLAN VLC media player
Adobe Audition CC 2015
Clementine
Other music player
Mac
Apple iTunes
Apple QuickTime Player
Roxio Toast 14
Eltima Elmedia Player
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
VideoLAN VLC media player
Adobe Audition CC 2015
Clementine
Other music player
Linux
XMMS
VideoLAN VLC media player
Clementine
Other music player
Web
Google Drive
iOS
olimsoft OPlayer
Android
File Viewer for Android
antvplayer Media Converter
Updated 4/8/2016

File Type 2DTS-WAV File

DeveloperDTS
Popularity
2.6 (10 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryAudio Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

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.

Programs that open WAV files
Windows
DTS Surround Audio Suite
DTS Surround Sound Suite
Foobar2000
Mac
DTS Surround Audio Suite
DTS Surround Sound Suite
Updated 1/19/2010