Waveform Audio


Name: Waveform Audio


Description: Waveform Audio (WAVE) is a chunk-based audio format developed by Microsoft, based on the generic Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) specification developed by Microsoft and IBM. Structurally, a WAVE file is composed of a number of chunks, each comprising a four character code chunk identifier, the chunk size, and the chunk data. It comprises a RIFF header with a WAVE data type identifier, followed by a series of chunks. Every file must include a Format chunk, which describes the format of the audio data, and a Data chunk, containing the audio data itself. Other optional chunks are also allowed. The format supports a wide variety of compressed and uncompressed audio encodings.

Deprecated: false

MIMEType: audio/x-wav

PUID: fmt/6

sameAs : PRONOM: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/PRONOM/fmt/6

Extension: wav

Magic: true

Container Magic: false

Binary Magic: true

Signature Priority Over:

See Also (e.g. Wikidata, Library of Congress):

Software that can read the format:

Alias: WAVE

Class: http://the-fr.org/def/format-registry/FileFormat

Type: http://the-fr.org/def/format-registry/Audio

SPARQL: http://the-fr.org/public/sparql/endpoint.php?query=describe+%3Chttp://the-fr.org/id/file-format/459%3E&output=&jsonp=&key=&show_inline=1