Convert audio files online
|#||Output File||Source File||Action|
NEW! Download Audio Converter for Android to convert audio files on your phone offline.
1. Click "FILE" or "URL" button to switch local file or online file. Click "Choose file" button to select a file on your computer or enter an online file URL. The source file can also be video format. Video and audio file size can be up to 200M.
3. Click "Convert Now!" button to start conversion. It will automatically retry another server if one failed, please be patient while converting. The output files will be listed in the "Conversion Results" section. Click icon to show file QR code or save file to online storage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
Compare WAV with MP3:
|Full name||Waveform Audio File Format||MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III|
|File extension||.wav .wave||.mp3|
|MIME||audio/vnd.wave, audio/wav, audio/wave, audio/x-wav||audio/mpeg, audio/MPA, audio/mpa-robust|
|Developed by||Microsoft & IBM||Fraunhofer Institute|
|Type of format||audio file format, container format||Digital audio|
|Introduction||Waveform Audio File Format is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing an audio bitstream on PCs. It is the main format used on Windows systems for raw and typically uncompressed audio. The usual bitstream encoding is the linear pulse-code modulation (LPCM) format.||MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III, more commonly referred to as MP3, is an audio coding format for digital audio which uses a form of lossy data compression. It is a common audio format for consumer audio streaming or storage, as well as a de facto standard of digital audio compression for the transfer and playback of music on most digital audio players.|
|Technical details||Though a WAV file can contain compressed audio, the most common WAV audio format is uncompressed audio in the linear pulse code modulation (LPCM) format. Audio in WAV files can be encoded in a variety of audio coding formats, such as GSM or MP3, to reduce the file size.||The use of lossy compression is designed to greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent the audio recording and still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original uncompressed audio. An MP3 file that is created using the setting of 128 kbit/s will result in a file that is about 1/11 the size of the CD file created from the original audio source.|
|Associated programs||ALLPlayer, VLC media player, Media Player Classic, MPlayer, RealPlayer, Winamp.||VLC media player, MPlayer, Winamp, foobar2000.|
|Wiki||WAV on Wikipedia||MP3 on Wikipedia|