Open WAV file

WAV files: what are they and how do I open them?

wav file icon Are you facing difficulties opening unknown files on your computer, or wondering exactly what this file is?
We've got the information and best software solutions for opening these files effortlessly.

Standard PCM audio

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

Further details:

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.

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Media Player

Windows 11 default media player.

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Microsoft Windows Media Player

The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows

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Apple iTunes for Windows

Multimedia file manager and library for Apple users

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Freemake Audio Converter

A popular free audio converter


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Modem Spy

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A free audio converter and CD ripper for Windows, Mac and Linux

Acez All Audio Converter

A powerful audio conversion program

Audio Record Expert

A sound recording software

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All2MP3 for Mac

Audio converter app for Mac

What is the meaning of a file extension?

File extensions are characters that appear after the dot in a computer file's name. For example, the file "unknown-file.wav" has the file extension "wav". This is used to identify which program should open the file or what file type it is.
File extensions help you organize and manage files. They provide a quick and easy way to identify and associate the file type with the appropriate software.

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