Open WAV file

The most common choise: Standard PCM audio

How to open Standard PCM audio .wav files

wav file icon Have you had trouble opening the wav file on your computer? What are wav files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is wav file?

wav file extension is commonly used for standard PCM audio content.

Standard PCM audio description

WAV file is a raw audio format created by Microsoft and IBM.

The name stands for Waveform Audio File Format, and it is a standard format used for music on PCs.

WAV files are uncompressed, meaning they deliver high-quality audio, but they also take up a significant amount of storage space. They are commonly used in professional music recording and production because of their high quality.

Suggested software to open wav file

Media Player

Windows 11 default media player.

Microsoft Windows Media Player

The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows

Apple iTunes for Windows

Multimedia file manager and library for Apple users

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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