A wave file extension is related to Wave Form Audio (WAV) container file format used to store sounds as waveforms.

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WAVE file extension - WAVe PCM sound

What is wave file? How to open wave files?

Windows uses the Wave Form Audio (WAV) file format to store sounds as waveforms. One minute of Pulse Code Modulation (PCM)-encoded sound can occupy as little as 644 kilobytes (KB) or as much as 27 megabytes (MB) of storage. This size of the storage space depends on the sampling frequency, the type of sound (mono or stereo), and the number of bits that are used for the sample.

Similar to the AVI and ASF format, WAV is only a file container. Audio content that is compressed with a wide variety of codecs and that is stored in a .wav file can be played back in Windows Media Player if the appropriate codecs are installed on the computer. The most common audio codecs that are used in .wav files include Microsoft Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation (MS ADPCM) and uncompressed Pulse Code Modulation (PCM).

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Help how to open:

Use audio player like Windows Media Player, WinAmp, QuickTime etc. to open and play sound.
Use any audio editor to open and edit this file type.
Waveform is a Microsoft Windows format, but such a file can be played back on other platforms (Such as Macs) with the necessary player software.

How to convert:

Use any multimedia/audio converter software (Try using search google for string: "audio converter" to find this application type)

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List of software applications associated to the .wave file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open wave file, edit wave file, convert wave file, view wave file, play wave file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Software that open wave file - WAVe PCM sound

Programs supporting the exension wave on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open wave file action.

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