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RAW File Format

Raw signed PCM data

RAW is an audio file format used by uncompressed PCM signed data. RAW files contain raw audio data stored in binary format. RAW audio files are usually used for technical tests. RAW audio files can be converted to MP3 files by using conversion software such as Audacity and Switch.

MIME: audio/raw, audio/x-raw

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This was last updated in July 2010
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