The File Extensions Database

.W64 File Extension

  • Developer by: Sony
  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .W64 file?

.W64 is Sony Wave64 Audio File

Audio container file created in Sony's Wave64 format, which is supported by various Sony audio editing programs; useful for audio editing because it supports arbitrary sampling frequencies, channels, and bit depths.

The W64 format was designed to surpass the 4 GB limitation of Microsoft's 32-bit RIFF/WAV specification. W64 files are 64-bit and allow for file sizes greater than 4 GB. This enables audio files to have a much longer duration.

NOTE: The Wave64 format was developed by Sonic Foundry but now is maintained by Sony. The official name of the format is "Sony Picture Digital Wave 64."

Programs that open Sony Wave64 Audio File
MAGIX Sound Forge Pro 11
MAGIX SpectraLayers Pro
ShedWorx Smart Converter
MAGIX SpectraLayers Pro

How to solve problems with W64 files

  • Associate the W64 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any W64 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.W64 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the W64 file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .W64 is Sony Wave64 Audio File. Because only the current version supports the latest W64 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Sony manufacturer website after an available .W64 is Sony Wave64 Audio File update.
  • To make sure that your W64 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.