File Extension Library

.WAVE File Extension

  • Category: Audio Files

What is an .WAVE file?

.WAVE file extension has been classified as Audio Files.

.WAVE is WAVE Sound File

CD-quality audio file, similar to a .AIFF file; stores an uncompressed audio waveform in a standardized format; WAVE files are more common on Windows systems, while AIFF files are more common on Macintosh computers.

WAVE files most commonly use a .WAV extension.

List of all softwares that can open the WAVE Sound File
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 6
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Roxio Toast 17

How to Open .WAVE file on different platforms

Open .WAVE File on Windows

  • Right-click a .WAVE
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .WAVE file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .WAVE files" Press "Ok"

Open .WAVE File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .WAVE file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .WAVE File on Linux

Right click on the .WAVE file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .WAVE File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .WAVE file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .WAVE File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .WAVE files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .WAVE files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .WAVE files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .WAVE file format
  2. You need to check the .WAVE file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)