.wav

File Type WAVE Audio File IconWAVE Audio File
File Format Standard (developed by Microsoft)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Standard digital audio file format for storing waveform data; allows audio recordings to be saved with different sampling rates and bitrates; often used to save CD-quality audio.

WAV (WAVE) files are similar to .AIF files, but they use a more complex format and are more common on Windows-based systems.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Windows Music

IconMicrosoft Windows Media Player

IconMicrosoft Groove Music

macOS

IconApple iTunes

IconApple QuickTime Player

IconRoxio Toast

Unix

IconXMMS

IconVideoLAN VLC media player

IconClementine

Updated May 8, 2008
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