What is a .WAV File And How To Open It – DTS

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .wav extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .wav file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .WAV file?

The file extension .WAV stands for DTS-WAV File. This file extension was developed by DTS. The file has the binary format, and it is a audio related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .wav file on 1 platform.

How to open a .WAV file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .WAV file on various operating systems.

How to open a .WAV file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .wav file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Foobar2000 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Foobar2000.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .WAV file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Foobar2000 software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .WAV file?

If you cannot open the .WAV file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .WAV file.wav – Microsoft & IBM. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .WAV file with the Foobar2000 program on Windows.