WAVE file extension - WAVe PCM sound file
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).
List of software applications associated to the .wave file extension
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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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- Open wave file
- Edit wave file
- Play wave file
- Convert wave file
- Create wave file
- Record wave file
- Import wave file
- Export wave file
- Burn wave file