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WAV to OGG

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Information about WAV
File extension
wav
File category
Audio
Stands for
Waveform Audio File Format
Developer
Microsoft and IBM
Overview
WAV or WAVE is an audio format which was developed to store audio files on personal computers. These files include music, spoken or speech audios and sound effects. The size of the files in this codec is very large as it does not use a lossy format like MP3. This is the main reason why this format has lost its popularity. Due to its size, it is hard to transfer files over the internet which had resulted in less acceptance. This format is supported by many programs like a window Media player. Therefore, these audio files can be played using aforesaid software. One can not completely ignore this format as it provides high quality of audios. Due to this, it is used for radio broadcasting.
Technical description
This format supports metadata that is why we can add details using information chunk. Data in this codec is stored in chunks as it is an application of RIFF(Resource interchange file format). Furthermore, LPCM(Linear pulse code modulation) is the most common, uncompressed audio format in this, but it can also store compressed audio like MP3. Also, it is especially used by professionals as LPCM audio format offers a maximum quality. Only files up to 4 GB are supported by this format which is one of the limitations in this format. This is because of 32-bit unsigned integer which carries the file size header. To overcome this, W64 format came into existence which can record long audios as it enables 64-bit header.
Links
wikipedia.org
Information about OGG
File extension
ogg
File category
Audio
Stands for
Derived from the word Ogging.
Developer
Xiph.org Foundation
Overview
This extension is an open-source format which means that it can be used by users free of cost and anyone can implement it. The main function of this format is to compress the audio files. It is identical to MP3 file but there is one difference that can not be neglected. That is the sound quality which is better in OGG format. The same size of the file can provide users good quality of audio. It is an unpatented software which implies that no one has the copyright and there are no restrictions on its usage. Moreover, it can also support metadata which can help in storing the artist information and track data. Since 2007 this file is independently used by ‘Vorbis' audio files.
Technical description
The word OGG has been derived from the word ‘Ogging’ which is jargon or parlance(a technical slang) in a computer game named ‘Netrek'. This format is accessible in almost all the software of music players but there is one exception that is Apple. It allows various data streams to be entrenched or embedded in a solo file along with stream data as it has a container format. This codec has the capability of transferring and obtaining the independent signals over the same signal path by means of synchronized switches, which enables independent streaming of audio, video and text. Although, it is not a popular format as of MPEG standards, yet, it is beneficial for those who want to study and apply what is learned because of its free content.
Links
wikipedia.org
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