WAV

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See also: Audio Formats | Resource Interchange File Format | AVI

Container file format for audio files, intialy developped by Microsoft and widely used in the PC world.

WAV files are RIFF files with audio (waveform) data. A WAV file usually contains raw audio (PCM) but you may find WAV files containing MPEG1-Layer3, Microsoft's ADPCM or AAC compressed audio.