Knowledgebase: Recorded Audio
What is a .WAV file?
Windows Audio (.WAV) files are very common; every computer can play them. They are are uncompressed, so the quality is perfect, but the files are extremely large. A five-minute CD quality stereo recording can be more than 50 MB! WAV files are not streaming unless the visitor has special software which few visitors have. Because of their size and non-streaming, WAV files are not a preferred audio format for the Web.