wav : Java Glossary


Microsoft’s format for sound files. It is similar to AU format, but with more complicated headers.

To convert Microsoft Window *.wav files to AU format you need some sort of utility such Goldwave.

Adobe Audition (née CoolWave) is far to complicated just to convert a few files. It is a professional audio tool.

JMF (Java Media Framework) classes will let you play wav files, but JMF requires the user to install the JMF jar. Simple Applet. getAudioClip for *.wav only works on Windows.

wav files are very bulky. Often MP3 files are used to save transmission time or to add video.

Click to test your browser’s WAV support  click to listen.

Applet: using sound
JMF: JMF streaming video

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