WAV (WAVE) files were produced by Microsoft and IMB. They include audio files including voice recordings, music, and sound effects. WAV files can be opened and played by multimedia playback applications like Windows Media Player and QuickTime, among others. They are less common than their smaller, more portable siblings since the files are larger than MP3 files. Lossless compression distinguishes WAV from MP3 and MP4 files. Even though the quality of those larger files is superior, their less frequent utilisation is caused by their size. The files take up substantially more time and space when being sent and downloaded.
WAV files use the Resource Interchange File Format technique for data storage. Data is saved in chunks, each of which has a four-character identifier and a byte count. This makes it simple to later expand the format. The AIFF format is the Windows counterpart. WAV files support sample rates ranging from 11,025 Hz to 44,100 Hz and 8 to 16-bit resolution. The best quality is 16-bit at 44,100 Hz, which is exactly the sampling rate used by CDs and uses 88 KB/second of storage. Most often, linear pulse-code modulation (LPCM) is used for bitstream encoding. Windows uses uncompressed WAV files for all of its system noises, including startup, clicking, errors, and shutdown.
list of programs that can open WAV documents:
- CyberLink PowerDirector
- Microsoft Windows Media Player
- Roxio Creator 2009
- VideoLAN VLC Media Player