Waveform Audio File Format

File extension: .wav .wave Developed by: Microsoft & IBM Type of format: Audio file format, container format MIME: audio/vnd.wave, audio/wav, audio/wave, audio/x-wav
Waveform Audio File Format is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing an audio bitstream on PCs. It is the main format used on Windows systems for raw and typically uncompressed audio. The usual bitstream encoding is the linear pulse-code modulation (LPCM) format.