Open WAV files with File Viewer Plus

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Do you need to open a WAVE Audio file (.WAV file)?

File Viewer Plus can open WAV audio files! It comes with standard playback options and allows you to view the metadata of your audio files. You can also convert WAV files to the MPEG-3 (.MP3) and MPEG-4 (.M4A) formats.

Open and play WAV files in our easy-to-use audio player. Try File Viewer Plus today!

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What is a .WAV file?

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WAV files are saved in the WAVE format, which was developed in the early 1990s by Microsoft and IBM and is based on the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF). The files may store compressed audio but are most often used to store raw, uncompressed audio data as an alternative to compressed audio file types, such as .MP3 and .M4A.

Since WAV files typically store uncompressed audio data, they are not as common as the M4A and MP3 files, which are smaller in size and easier to share. Therefore, you will most likely not encounter WAV files online. Instead, you will most likely come across WAV files where storage space is not an issue and higher quality audio is desired, such as system or game audio files. You may also receive WAV files from friends, family members, or co-workers looking to share high-quality audio saved in the WAVE format.

Regardless of how you acquire the audio files, you can use File Viewer Plus to play your WAV files and convert them to the MPEG-3 (.MP3) and MPEG-4 (.M4A) formats at various bitrates and frequencies. If you have a large number of WAV files, you can also batch convert them to the .MP3 and .M4A formats with just a couple of clicks.

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Conversion options:
M4A (AAC) 128-256 Kbps, MP3 64-256 Kbps

Batch conversion options:
M4A (AAC) 128-256 Kbps, MP3 64-256 Kbps

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