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Old 01-14-2003, 06:00 PM   #1
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Windoze .wav vs. Linux .wav


I have a pretty simple question..
Is there a difference between the file formats of a .wav on a windoze computer vs a Linux computer? If so, what would be a good application to convert them?

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Old 01-14-2003, 06:36 PM   #2
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A .wav is a .wav is a .wav
 
Old 01-14-2003, 10:08 PM   #3
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Bulliver, well thatīs not all true, a .wav can be compressed with different codecs etc.
But between windows and linux there is no differences
 
Old 01-15-2003, 01:32 AM   #4
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I was under the impression that a wav had no codec, it was basically a digital audio file with no compression (codec=compressor/decompressor?)? I am obviously wrong on my assumption, so could you enlighten me?

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Old 01-15-2003, 02:27 AM   #5
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I thought it was coder/decoder?!?!? Someone in the know should set us strait...
 
Old 01-15-2003, 05:27 AM   #6
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I'm not in the definite know, but I'm pretty sure that a wav is a pure sound file. There is no compression involved/encryption. Thats why the quality of a wav file is bloody great...the only downside is the size
 
Old 01-15-2003, 06:19 AM   #7
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From wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org) a great free encyclopedia (free as in freedom :).
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WAV
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

WAV is a variant of the AIFF bitstream format that acts as a wrapper for many audio compression codecs. This explains why the "WAV" format on Macintosh systems is called AIFF. It is the main format used on Windows-based system for raw audio.

WAV is a raw (and therefore lossless) format since it uses an uncompressed storage method, which keeps all the samples of an audio track. Therefore professional users or audio experts use the WAV format for best quality audio.

But since the internet has become popular, fewer people use the WAV format to transfer audio files, because WAV files are quite large. People more frequently use some compressed format, such as MP3 or Ogg, to transfer audio, thus achieving a faster file transfer rate over the internet.
exact url for this quote is: http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAV

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