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:
the RIFF chunk (12 bytes) identifies the file as a WAV file.
the FORMAT chunk (24 bytes) identifies parameters such
as the sample rate.
the DATA chunk contains the actual samples.
WAV File characteristics:
The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page
are distributed under
the GNU LGPL license.
The File Formats Handbook,
Internet File Formats,
Coriolus Group Books, 1995.
thermo.wav, Homer Simpson declares
that "In this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!";
woman.wav, the opening bars of
"American Woman" by The Guess Who;
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Last revised on 17 November 2003.