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WAV File Format

Waveform sound (Microsoft Windows)

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WAV is a file extension for an audio file format created by Microsoft. The WAV file has become a standard PC audio file format for everything from system and game sounds to CD-quality audio.

Also referred to as  pulse code modulation (PCM) or waveform audio, a WAV file is uncompressed audio. A Wave file also stores information about the file's number of tracks, sample rate, bit depth, and whether it's mono or stereo.

 

MIME type: audio/wav, audio/x-wav, audio/wave, audio/x-pn-wav

 

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See questions and answers about audio at ITKnowledgeExchange.com.

Wikipedia has an entry about wave files.

This was last updated in July 2010
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I have a new iMac desktop, I am learning how to use it. I found a CD conversion program, where they list 19 different audio file formats. MP3 - WAV - APE - FLAC - AC3 - MP2 - MPA and so on... I have to learn about these, since I have received a music CD from my lady friend who is a piano teacher. This is her own piano play and her own CD recording from Europe. Initially I was unable to play her CD on my new iMac. I was planning to do a conversion of the audio CD. Now I know there is no need to do that. Best regards, John
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This is an audio format that is best than mp3 format whose full form is Waveform Audio File Format which is developed y Microsoft and IBM 

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WAV is an audio format whose full form is Waveform Audio File Format which is developed by Microsoft and IBM. It is very best format of audio than mp3 format. So people are searching for best youtube videos to WAV converter. 

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