Opening WV files

Did your computer fail to open a WV file? We explain what WV files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your WV files.

What is a WV file?

Files with the .wv extension are most commonly associated with compressed audio files. WV audio files are compressed using the free open source WavPack Hybrid lossless compression format, which supports stereo, mono and multichannel audio outputs. The WV files can be compressed by 30 to 70 percent of the original audio file size.

The .wv file extension is also used for Sonarc Compressed WAV audio files.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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