File Extension WAV

.WAV File

File extension: WAV
File type: Waveform Audio
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Notes about the WAV file extension:



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The WAV file type is primarily associated with 'Waveform Audio'. PCM Wave audio. This is a raw audio file often used as the source for encoding other formats. The Macintosh type is: WAVE

Detailed information for file extension WAV:


Primary association: Waveform Audio
File classification: Audio
Mime type: audio/wav, audio/x-wav, audio/wave, audio/x-pn-wav
Identifying characters Hex: 52 49 46 46 , ASCII: RIFF
Related links: IrfanView, AudioPlayer, FILExt CODEC and Video Player FAQ

Other applications associated with file type WAV:

File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




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Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .WAV

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: ati_mfplay, FileType: ATI File Player, AppName: ATI Multimedia Center
EXEFile: ATIMMC.EXE

ProgramID: EFXFileType, FileType: eFax Document, AppName: eFax Messenger Plus
EXEFile: Hotpls32.exe

ProgramID: EFXFileType, FileType: eFax Document, AppName: eFax.com Microviewer
EXEFile: eFaxView.exe

ProgramID: EFXFileType, FileType: eFax.com Document, AppName: eFax.com Microviewer

ProgramID: iTunes.wav, FileType: WAVE Audio File, AppName: iTunes
EXEFile: iTunes.exe

ProgramID: MMJB.WAV, FileType: wav file, AppName: MUSICMATCH Jukebox
EXEFile: mmjblaunch.exe

ProgramID: QuickTime.wav, FileType: WAV Audio, AppName: QuickTime Player
EXEFile: QuickTimePlayer.exe

ProgramID: QuickTime.wav, FileType: WAV Audio, AppName: QuickTime Player Application
EXEFile: QuickTimePlayer.exe

ProgramID: RealPlayer.WAV.6, FileType: WAV Audio, AppName: RealOne Player
EXEFile: RealPlay.exe

ProgramID: RealPlayer.WAV.6, FileType: WAV Audio, AppName: RealPlayer
EXEFile: RealPlay.exe

ProgramID: RealPlayer.WAV.6, FileType: WAV Clip, AppName: RealPlayer

ProgramID: Roxio.file.audio.wav, FileType: Wave Sound, AppName: Roxio AudioCentral Player
EXEFile: RxPlayer.exe

ProgramID: SlowView WAV, AppName: SlowView
EXEFile: SlowView.exe

ProgramID: Sonique.File, FileType: Sonique File, AppName: Sonique

ProgramID: soundrec, FileType: Wave Sound, AppName: Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player

ProgramID: soundrec, FileType: Wave Sound, AppName: Sound Recorder accessory
EXEFile: sndrec32.exe

ProgramID: soundrec, FileType: Wave Sound, AppName: Windows Media Player
EXEFile: mplayer2.exe

ProgramID: soundrec, FileType: Wave Sound, AppName: Windows Media Player
EXEFile: wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: UltraPlayer.AudioFile, FileType: UltraPlayer File, AppName: UltraPlayer Multimedia Player Application
EXEFile: UPlayer.exe

ProgramID: VoyWavFile, FileType: VoyWavFile, AppName: AudioStation 32 (TM)

ProgramID: WAVfile, FileType: WAVfile, AppName: AudioStation® Special Edition

ProgramID: WAVFiles

ProgramID: Winamp.File, FileType: Winamp media file, AppName: BSPlayer
EXEFile: bsplay.exe

ProgramID: Winamp.File, FileType: Winamp media file, AppName: Winamp
EXEFile: Winamp.exe

ProgramID: Winamp3.File, FileType: Winamp media file, AppName: Winamp3
EXEFile: studio.exe

ProgramID: Winamp3.File, FileType: Winamp media file, AppName: Winamp3
EXEFile: winamp3.exe

ProgramID: Winamp.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp5\Winamp.exe %1

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Rhapsody\rhapsody.exe %1

ProgramID: ACEMegaCoDecSPack.WAVAudioFileS
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACE Mega CoDecS Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe %1 /open

ProgramID: soundrec
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JetAudio\JetAudio.exe %1

ProgramID: MPlayerFileAudio
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MPlayer for Windows\MPUI.exe

ProgramID: WAVfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\DSPlayer\DSPlayer_v0.59.5_alpha.exe %1

ProgramID: Winamp.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp5.08\Winamp.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRip.wav.2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\InterVideo\WinRip\WinRip.exe

ProgramID: MediaSource.wavFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Creative\MediaSource\CTCMS.exe /PlayNow %1

ProgramID: SoundRec
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Audition 1.5\Audition.exe %1

ProgramID: Winamp3.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp3\winamp3.exe %1

ProgramID: Winamp3.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp3\Studio.exe %1

ProgramID: Winamp.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp\winamp.exe %1

ProgramID: Winamp.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JetAudio\JetAudio.exe %1

ProgramID: Winamp.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Netscape\Communicator\Winamp\winamp.exe %1

ProgramID: WAV_conch_file
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MasterSoft\SuperDVD.exe %1

ProgramID: soundrec
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /Open

ProgramID: soundrec
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /Open %L

ProgramID: soundrec
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\coolpro2\coolpro2.exe %1

ProgramID: Roxio.file.audio.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxPlayer.exe /openfiles %L

ProgramID: RealPlayer.WAV.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe /m audio/wav %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.WAV.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\RealPlay.exe %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.WAV.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Real\RealOne Player\RealPlay.exe %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.WAV.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe %1

ProgramID: QuickTime.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QUICKT~1\QuickTimePlayer.exe %1

ProgramID: OpenMG_Wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Sony\OpenMG Jukebox\Omgjbox.exe %1

ProgramID: OpenMG_Wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Sony\SonicStage\omgjbox.exe %1

ProgramID: MMJB.WAV
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmjblaunch.exe %1

ProgramID: iTunes.wav
EXEFile: D:\iTunes\iTunes.exe /open %L

ProgramID: MMJB.WAV
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmjblaunch.exe

ProgramID: Blaze Media Pro
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Blaze Media Pro\BMP.exe %1

ProgramID: iTunes.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\iTunes\iTunes.exe /open %L

ProgramID: ALLPlayerFile
EXEFile: D:\aaa\MarBit\ALLPlayer\ALLPlayer.exe %1

ProgramID: ACEMegaCoDecSPack.WAVAudioFileS
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACE Mega CoDecS Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe %1

ProgramID: QuickTime.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe %1

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\RealRhapsody\rhapsody.exe %1

ProgramID: SORITONG.FILE
EXEFile: D:\soritong990110\bin\SoriTong.exe %1

ProgramID: iriverplus.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\iriver\iriver plus\iplus.exe %1

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.exe %1

ProgramID: soundrec
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe /Play %L

ProgramID: ACEMegaCoDecSPack.WAVAudioFileS
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACE Mega CoDecS Pack\BSPlayer\bsplayer.exe /open

ProgramID: YMP.Media
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Yahoo! Music Engine\YahooMusicEngine.exe -play %1

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\COMCAS~1\rhapsody.exe %1

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Real\rhapsody.exe %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.WAV.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Real\RealJukebox\realjbox.exe /m audio/wav %1

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Comcast Rhapsody\rhapsody.exe %1

ProgramID: QuickTime.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QUICKT~1\MoviePlayer.exe %1

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\COMCAS~2\rhapsody.exe %1

ProgramID: MMJB.WAV
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Media\Audio\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmjblaunch.exe %1

ProgramID: WaveLab.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WaveLab\WaveLab.exe %1

ProgramID: QuickTime.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\NCH Swift Sound\WavePad\wavepad.exe %L

ProgramID: NeroShowTime.Files.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ahead\Nero ShowTime\ShowTime.exe

ProgramID: soundrec
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /Open

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MEDIAM~1\MEDIAM~2.EXE

ProgramID: FView.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\FreshDevices\FreshView\fview.exe

ProgramID: Media_Source_U.wavFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Creative\MediaSource5\CTCMSu.exe /PlayNow

ProgramID: ACDSee 8.0.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\8.0\ACDSee8.exe

ProgramID: soundrec
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\NCH Swift Sound\WavePad\wavepad.exe

ProgramID: EasyDVD
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Easy DVD Player\EasyDVD.EXE

ProgramID: RealPlayer.WAV.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JetAudio\JetAudio.exe

ProgramID: soundrec
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WINDOW~1\wmplayer.exe /Open

ProgramID: iTunes.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickTime\iTunes.exe /open

ProgramID: mymp3.waveFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Pinnacle\InstantCDDVD\InstantAudio\InstantAudio.exe

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Best Buy Rhapsody\rhapsody.exe

ProgramID: WMP11.AssocFile.WAV
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /Open

ProgramID: soundrec
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe /Play

ProgramID: QMP.audio
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Quintessential Media Player\QMPlayer.exe /open

ProgramID: iMesh.file
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\iMesh Applications\iMesh\iMesh.exe

ProgramID: MediaJukebox.File
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\system32\mjextman.exe /Play

ProgramID: KMPlayer.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\The KMPlayer\KMPlayer.exe

ProgramID: WAVfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\!BackupC\prgs\Light Alloy\LA.exe

ProgramID: QCD.audio
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\quintessential player\qcdplayer.exeexec

ProgramID: RealPlayer.WAV.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\COMCAS~1\Rhapsody.exe

ProgramID: IrfanView.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IrfanView\i_view32.exe

ProgramID: qvodplayer.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QvodPlayer\QvodPlayer.exe -localfile

ProgramID: ACDSee.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\5.0\ACDSee5.exe

ProgramID: foobar2000.WAV
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.WAVFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.exe

ProgramID: WaveCN.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WAVECN\WaveCN.exe

ProgramID: iTunes.wav
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\iTunes.exe /open

ProgramID: KuGoo.WAV
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\KuGou\KuGou2008\KuGoo.exe /Open

ProgramID: MPlayerFileAudio
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MPlayer\mplayer\smplayer_portable.exe

ProgramID: BearShare.file
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\BearShare Applications\BearShare\BearShare.exe

ProgramID: RealPlayer.WAV.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Dhamu\Download\RealPlay.exe


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