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Name Waveform Audio (WAVEFORMATEX)
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  audio/x-wav
PUID:  fmt/142
Family WAVE
Classification Audio
Description Waveform Audio (WAVEFORMATEX) is an extended version of the Waveform Audio file format, and was developed by Microsoft. It has superseded the Waveform Audio (PCMWAVEFORMAT).
Orientation Text
Byte order Little-endian (Intel)
Related file formats Has priority over Waveform Audio  
Is previous version of Waveform Audio (WAVEFORMATEXTENSIBLE)  
Is subsequent version of Waveform Audio  
Is subsequent version of Waveform Audio (PCMWAVEFORMAT)  
Is subtype of Waveform Audio  
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Microsoft Corporation
Supported by Microsoft Corporation
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 01 Feb 2007
Source description  
Last updated 01 Feb 2007
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