WV File Type

- The quick facts

What are WV files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a WV file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a WV file?

WV files have multiple uses, and WavPack compressed audio is one of them.

WavPack compressed audio

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.

How to open WV files

We have identified one WV opener that is compatible with this specific type of WV file.

Programs that open WavPack compressed audio files

Last updated: March 9, 2022

All known file formats using extension .WV

While WavPack compressed audio is a popular type of WV-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .WV extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Sonarc compressed WAV audio

The .wv file extension is also used for Sonarc Compressed WAV audio files. Sonarc is a lossless audio compressor from the '90s.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different WV openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of WV files. Remember, different programs may use WV files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
MplayerMplayerUser submitted
MixPadMixPadUser submitted
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted