What is RAW? What Opens a RAW? File Format List from WhatIs.com

File Extension

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

Learn more about .RAW files:

Search for .RAW-related questions on IT Knowledge Exchange.

This was last updated in July 2010
Editorial Director Margaret Rouse

Ask a Question About RAW (1)Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment

What made you want to look up RAW Raw signed PCM data? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).



    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.