Updated: 02/27/2019 by Computer Hope

WAV is a file format and file extension ending with .WAV that was created by Microsoft and IBM and was first widely introduced with the release of Microsoft Windows 95. WAV files were an early way of playing audio files on the computer that have been replaced today with MP3 and WMV files.


To play WAV files, use a media player like Windows Media Player.

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Sound terms, Wave