What are WAV files?
WAV files contain uncompressed audio data. Uncompressed audio doesn’t compromise on quality: quality is as good as it once was in the engineer’s studio.
On this website, our WAV files are stereo, 16-bit, 44.1 kHz. This is the same as an audio-CD.
How to play a WAV file?
WAV files are the easiest to play, as most software, handheld devices, players of all sorts will natively support them.
One of the most used open-source media player is VLC media player. You can download it for free for various operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS).
How to convert a WAV file?
The drawback of using WAV files is that they can take up quite some space. It is usually not a problem on a computer, but could become one when trying to store files on a handheld player or a smartphone.
In this case, feel free to convert the file to any format that suits you: mp3, AAC, ogg…
To achieve this, you’ll need software that can perform this task: they are usually called ‘media converters’. Advanced all-in-one library players may also do this.
Remember to keep the original WAV file in a safe place! That way you can convert it to other formats as needs evolve.
Learn more about WAV files on Wikipedia!
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