Filetype: WAVE Audio File
Category: Audio Files
Standard digital audio file format used for storing waveform data; allows audio recordings to be saved with different sampling rates and bitrates; often saved in a 44.1 KHz, 16-bit, stereo format, which is the standard format used for CD audio.
WAV, short for Waveform Audio File Format, and is pronounced wave. WAV files are similar to .AIF files, but they are based on the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF), rather than the Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF). WAV files are most often seen on Windows-based computers, while AIF files are more common on Macintosh systems.Wav files can be encoded with a variety of codecs, some different wav codecs including PCM, ADPCM, GSM, CELP, SBC, TrueSpeech and MPEG Layer-3, and so on.
programs can open WAV on Windows
Apple iTunes, Apple QuickTime Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Roxio creator 2010, winamp, Adobe soundbooth, Adobe Premiere pro, jet audio, audacity
programs can open WAV on Mac
Apple itunes, Microsoft Windows Media Player for Mac, Roxio Toast 10 Titanium
How to convert Wav to MPEG Layer-3 file on Mac OS X?
As mentioned, Wav file is the main format used on Windows systems for raw and typically uncompressed audio, sometimes, for a larger store room, we need to reduce the size of wav file by converting wav to mp3 file which is the main format for compressed audio.