Updated: 02/27/2019 by Computer Hope
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WAV is a file format and file extension ending with .wav that was created by Microsoft and IBM and widely introduced with the release of Microsoft Windows 95. WAV files were an early way of playing audio files on the computer that was replaced with MP3 and WMV (Windows Media Video) files.


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

Sound terms, Wave