WAV (WAVE) is short for Waveform Audio File Format. WAV is an audio standard developed by Microsoft and IBM specifically for storing audio bitstream on computers. The WAV file has grown to become a standard computer audio format for everything from system and game sounds to radio broadcasting. WAV is used for raw and uncompressed audio, and stores information about file's number of tracks, sample rate, bit depth, mono or stereo.
So this is a standard format for Windows, but what to do to open WAV file on Mac? It is possible WAV won't play due to the lack of correct codec packs or incorrect sound device configuration. You can search for and download the right codec or play with configuration settings. If this sounds like too much hassle, you can play WAV on Mac much easier with Elmedia Player.
Elmedia Player can be a powerful WAV player Mac app. When you default media player fails the job, Elmedia will play WAV files on Mac for your convenience.
Elmedia Player is a free music and video player supporting MP3, WAV, APE, FLAC, M4A, VOB, WMA, MTS and many other lossless/lossy audio formats. No need to search the web for new codecs, just download free WAV player for Mac and enjoy.
You can download free player for Mac right from this web page. Install it.
2. Play your audio
You can add your WAV files to Elmedia in different ways:
- Drop WAV files on the opened player window or onto its icon in the dock.
- Use "Open With" option on the right-click menu. Choose Elmedia Player as an application to open the file.
- In Elmedia Main menu go to "File", then "Open".
3. And there is more to it!
Enjoy listening to your WAV audio files on Mac with Elmedia Player and keep in mind that is supports even more file types: FLV, SWF, MTS, MKV, VOB, AVI, WMV, etc.