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.WV File Extension

File TypeWavPack Audio File

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CategoryAudio Files

What is a WV file?

A WV file is an audio file compressed using WavPack Hybrid Lossless Compression. WavPack supports both lossy and lossless compression, which produces high-quality compressed files. WV files' compression ratio is typically between 30% and 70%.

More Information

WavPack compression supports mono, stereo, and multichannel audio. It is compatible with most PCM audio formats including 8, 16, 24, and 32-bit recordings, and supports sampling rates from 6 to 192 kHz.

How do I open a WV file?

You can open and play a WV file using a variety of media players, such as VLC media player (cross-platform), VUPlayer (Windows), X Lossless Decoder (Mac), and Aqualung (Linux). You can also use X Lossless Decoder and Adobe Audition (with the WavPack plugin installed) to convert WV files to other audio formats.

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Programs that open WV files

Updated 8/31/2020

About WV Files

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