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File TypeWAVE Sound File

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CategoryAudio Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.


CD-quality audio file, similar to a .AIFF file; stores an uncompressed audio waveform in a standardized format; WAVE files are more common on Windows systems, while AIFF files are more common on Macintosh computers.

More Information

WAVE files most commonly use a .WAV extension.

Programs that open WAVE files
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
Other audio player
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Roxio Toast 14
Other audio player
Updated 5/8/2008

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