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WAV Audio Format files (PCM)

I have a WAV audio file.
How can I determine if this is the compressed or uncompressed WAV format?
How can I determine what the sample rate/bit rate is?
3 Solutions
Santosh GuptaCommented:
1. Right click on file properties and see the details,
2. user Header Investigator to read the details. http://www.railjonrogut.com/HeaderInvestigator.htm
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Use a file analyser such as Mediainfo (http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo) adds a right-click option to analyse any multimedia file.
Sivaraj ESenior Engineer – IT InfrastructuresCommented:
If you are using VLC Media player then you can check the media information on Tools => Media information

Media Information
Regards, Shiva
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
WAV is an uncompressed audio format!

In Windows, you can see the file information in Windows Explorer when you activate the Details pane: Organize -> Layout -> Details paneAudio File Info
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
That's not strictly true, the .WAV format can be used with compression.  Most often though it is associated with LPCM encoding which is almost identical  to the PCM format used for CD Audio (CDs contain PCM format audio which is effectively WAV without its RIFF header)

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