Old 13th March 2012, 13:43   #1
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How to play a WAV file?

I have some WAV files that will not play in Winamp. Out of curiousity, I sent one of them to two friends .. one person has the same problem that I do, the other said that the WAV file plays perfectly in Winamp.

I have selected WAV as one of the audio types to play in WInamp, in the Preferences.

Any ideas ?

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Old 13th March 2012, 22:59   #2
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We'd need to know what kind of WAV, because WAVs come in many different forms.

If Winamp doesn't play them then it also won't be able to say what the format is via File Info.
Windows or WMP might be able to provide more info,
though a program like MediaInfo most certainly can.

The standard format for WAV is usually PCM wave, and at various samplerates & frequencies (eg. CD Quality = 16-bit, 44.1KHz, stereo).
But these WAVs of yours which don't play could be one of MP3-layered or DSP Truespeech encoded.

If that is the case, then see here for known workarounds:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=156839#wav

If it's not the case, then we'll need more info, or a link to a zipped sample file....
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Old 18th March 2012, 15:20   #3
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The basic question is "why does it play in my friends Winamp and not in mine?"


And the Nullsoft Waveform Wrapper you recommended didn't help.

As far as the file info, MediaInfo says it's :
Wave: 334 KiB, 2mn 31s
1 audio stream: MPEG Audio (MP3)

18.0 Kbps, 11.025 KHz, 2 channels, MPEG Audio (MP3) (Version 2.5) (Layer 3) (Joint Stereo /Intensity Stereo + MS Stereo

Codec ID 55
Bit rate mode Variable

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