WAV Files

WAV is a data directory which contains examples of WAV files. The WAV format is one of the simplest for storing audio information. The data is stored "in the raw" with no preprocessing. The WAV format is a Microsoft proprietary format, and is a special case of the RIFF (Resource Interchange File Format) format.

A WAV file contains three chunks of information:

WAV File characteristics:


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.


  1. Gunter Born,
    The File Formats Handbook,
    ITP, 1995.
  2. Tim Kientzle,
    Internet File Formats,
    Coriolus Group Books, 1995.

Sample Files:

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Last revised on 17 November 2003.