Audio File Types

September 25, 2013


There are two main audio file types.

The first type ends in .wav file ending.

Wav files are uncompressed and give the best sound quality but they take up the most room

Another common file type is .mp3

mp3 are compressed to make the file size smaller. But to do this some audio data is lost. So this type of compression is commonly known as lossy.  Because of this the sound quality is not as good as a wav file

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