.WV File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .WV extension:

WavPack Audio File

WavPack Audio File

A WV file is an audio file compressed using WavPack Hybrid Lossless Compression. WavPack supports both lossy and lossless compression, which produces high-quality compressed files. WV files' compression ratio is typically between 30% and 70%.

WavPack compression supports mono, stereo, and multichannel audio. It is compatible with most PCM audio formats including 8, 16, 24, and 32-bit recordings, and supports sampling rates from 6 to 192 kHz.

You can open and play a WV file using a variety of media players, such as VLC media player (cross-platform), VUPlayer (Windows), X Lossless Decoder (Mac), and Aqualung (Linux). You can also use X Lossless Decoder and Adobe Audition (with the WavPack plugin installed) to convert WV files to other audio formats.

Software's name License Platforms
Adobe Audition Adobe Audition Commercial MacWindows
Aqualung Aqualung Free LinuxMac
Audacious Audacious Free LinuxWindows
Cockos REAPER Cockos REAPER Free Trial LinuxMacWindows
File Viewer Plus File Viewer Plus Free Trial Windows
Foobar2000 Foobar2000 Freeware Windows
Image-Line FL Studio Image-Line FL Studio Commercial MacWindows
Lightning UK ImgBurn Lightning UK ImgBurn Freeware Windows
Max Max Free Mac
Media Player Classic Media Player Classic Open Source Windows
Nullsoft Winamp Nullsoft Winamp Freeware AndroidMacWindows
Steinberg WaveLab with WavPack plugin Steinberg WaveLab with WavPack plugin Free Trial Windows
VideoLAN VLC media player VideoLAN VLC media player Open Source AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWindows
VUPlayer VUPlayer Free Windows
WavPack for Linux WavPack for Linux Free Linux
WavPack Win32 WavPack Win32 Free Windows
X Lossless Decoder X Lossless Decoder Free Mac
XMMS XMMS Open Source Linux

Updated: October 8, 2020

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