Category: WAV

The Waveform Audio File Format (WAVE, or WAV for short; pronounced “wave”) is an audio file format standard developed by IBM and Microsoft for storing audio bitstreams on personal computers. It is the most used uncompressed audio format on Microsoft Windows platforms. The linear pulse-code modulation (LPCM) format is the most common bitstream encoding.

WAV is a bitstream format for storing data in chunks that uses the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) bitstream format mechanism, and is thus comparable to the 8SVX and AIFF formats used on Amiga and Macintosh computers, respectively.