WV file extension - WavPack lossless compressed audio
What is wv file? How to open wv files?
File type specification:
The wv file extension is associated with WavPack, a free, open source lossless audio compression format, developed by David Bryant.
WavPack compression (*.wv files) can compress (and restore) 8, 16, 24 & 32-bit float audio files in the.
WAV file format. It also supports surround sound streams and high frequency sampling rates. Like other lossless compression schemes the data reduction varies with the source, but it is generally between 30% and 70% for typical popular music and somewhat better than that for classical music and other sources with greater dynamic range.
WavPack also incorporates a unique "hybrid" mode that provides all the advantages of lossless compression with an additional bonus: Instead of creating a single file, this mode creates both a relatively small, high-quality lossy file (wv) that can be used all by itself, and a "correction" file (wvc) that (when combined with the lossy file) provides full lossless restoration. For some users, this means never having to choose between lossless and lossy compression.
The wv file extension was also used for a very old lossless audio format in a program called Sonarc, that was around the year 1994. It might be that these files are still playable in some media players, however both VW formats are unrelated to each other and completely different.
The default software associated to wv file type:
Company or developer:
WavPack is a completely open audio compression format providing lossless, high-quality lossy, and a unique hybrid compression mode. In the default lossless mode WavPack acts just like a WinZip compressor for audio files. However, unlike MP3 or WMA encoding which can affect the sound quality, not a single bit of the original information is lost.
Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team
VLC media player is very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other platforms.
VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.
List of software applications associated to the .wv file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open wv file, edit wv file, convert wv file, view wv file, play wv file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the wv files.
- Open wv file
- Play wv file
- Convert wv file
- Create wv file
- Import wv file
- Export wv file
- Burn wv file