Preservation

WAV: Waveform

The Sustainability of Digital Formats site at the Library of Congress contains information about the WAV file format.

NARA's WAV files are identified as PUID fmt/141 and fmt/142 in the PRONOM database.

Although WAVE is the formal full name of the file format (Waveform Audio File Format), the three character file name extension is WAV. We have used the three character file name here in keeping with he way the file format is most often expressed as a file name extension.

Record Type Product Category Choice of Product Type
Audio Recordings Preservation Master Audio Maximum Capture [AUD-P1] WAV: Waveform
Audio Recordings Preservation Master Audio Limited Capture [AUD-P2] WAV: Waveform
Audio Recordings Preservation Master Born-digital Transcode [AUD-P3] WAV: Waveform
Audio Recordings Reproduction Master Audio Median Capture [AUD-R1] WAV: Waveform
Digital Moving Images from Film-based Source Material Preservation Master Motion Picture Film Maximum - Soundtrack Audio Data [MPD-P6] WAV: Waveform
Digital Moving Images from Film-based Source Material Reproduction Master Motion Picture Film Median - Soundtrack Audio Data [MPD-R6] WAV: Waveform

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