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Waveform Audio File Format: a format for storing digitized sound recordings
The Waveform Audio file format is a creation of Microsoft Corporation. The WAV format is the first standard audio file with high-quality sound. It contains sounds, sound effects, voice recordings, and music tracks. The Waveform Audio file format is currently considered outdated. The main reason for its obsoletion is the fact that files of this type are characterized by a large size. The greatest advantage of WAV is sound compression without any losses. In this format, samples range from 8 to 16 bits. Waveform Audio files are used as system sounds in the Windows operating system.
AU format for reliable data storage
This audio format was developed by Sun Microsystems. It is intended for storing audio files; the file itself consists of three components: the header, the annotation unit, and the audio file itself. What distinguishes this format is the small file size, due to which its sound quality is low. It can be converted into other formats, such as mp3 or MPEG. Although this format is mostly used on personal computers that are powered by operating systems Sun or Unix, AU files can also be opened using other audio players.