File Extension Database

Open WAV File

To open WAV file you need to find an application which works with that kind of file. WAV file extension is used by operating systems to recognize files with content of type WAV. Here is some information which will get you started.

How to Open WAV file

  • To see if you have an application which supports WAV file format you need to double click on the file.
  • This will either open it with matching application or Windows operating system will suggest you to look for an application for file extension WAV either on web or on local computer.
  • If there is no application on your computer which can open WAV files you need to search on the internet which application can open WAV files.

What is WAV File?

File extensions help computers locate correct application for specific files. Operating systems will not look into the content of the files to be opened, but instead, it will immediately locate the file extension of the file and locate for associated application that can open WAV files. This helps the computer to organize its functions and work much faster. Most operating systems (Windows) require the use of file extensions, but others do not (Unix).

These file extensions are also beneficial for us. By simply looking at the filename, we can determine what type of information is stored to that and what applications can open these files. Have you noticed that when your computer acquires an unknown file, it will ask your permission to look for associated program to open it or look for these programs over the Internet? Yes! These file extensions make the work of the computer easy. Once there is no application associated with the file, then the computer will immediately ask the users assistance to help look for the source files.

WAV File Applications

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Typical WAV application file locations:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe /open "%L"
  • "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /play "%L"
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe "%1"
  • %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /Open "%L"
  • "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /Play "%L"

Typical WAV mime types:

  • audio/wav

Frequently used application names to open WAV files:

  • iTunes
  • QuickTime
  • Windows Media Player

Frequently associated Windows objects:

  • iTunes.wav
  • QuickTime.wav
  • soundrec
  • WMP11.AssocFile.WAV

Open WAV File on Windows

Open WAV File on Mac OS

Open WAV File on Android

If you downloaded a WAV file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

Open WAV File on iPhone or iPad

To open WAV File on iOS device follow steps below:

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