Filename Extensions
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Details of extension .wave

0 extension(s) and 1 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .wave file?
  • Which program can create the .wave file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .wave format?
  • What can convert .wave files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .wave extension?
.wav
Windows Waveform Sound .wav file icon

Windows Waveform Sound

WAV is a file format developed by Microsoft and IBM for use on the PC. The format was built into the Windows 95 operating system and quickly became a standard.
Category: Audio files
Application: Windows Media Player
Program name: mplayer.exe
Mime-type: audio/x-wav
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
wave
Links:
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Related extensions:
Audio Interchange File
CD Audio Track
MIDI Music
MPEG Audio Layer 3 File
Macintosh Sound Resource
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Sound
AC-3 Compressed Audio
Free Lossless Audio Codec File
Monkey`s Audio File

Other types of files may also use the .wave file extension. If you have helpful information about .wave extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Cyberlink WaveEditor Project
Psion 8-bit A-law Audio
Wondershare Filmora Project
Avid Media Composer User Profile
Broadcast Wave Format Audio
Nano Temporary Save
Windows Waveform Sound

The .wave filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

wve (132), ave (1), wav (1), save (1), wae (1)

Can't open a .wave file?

If you want to open a .wave file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .wave association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.wave

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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