Open W64 files

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    Sonic Foundry Wave-64 Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a W64 file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a W64 file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your W64 file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is W64 file?

The file extension W64 marks audio files in the Sony Wave64 audio format. Also known as Sony Pictures Digital Wave 64 format supports any sample rates, channel numbers and bit depths. In addition, the Wave 64 format no longer has the 4GB file size limit of the Microsoft Waveformat.

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Mostly uncompressed PCM audio data is saved, but the W64 format also supports various other audio formats and compression methods. Despite the name and similarity to Microsoft's Waveformat, these formats are not compatible and Wave 64 needs to be specifically supported for use by a program.

The format was developed by Sonic Foundry, it is now maintained by Sony.

Programs which can open a W64 file

How to open file with W64 extension?

In order to open a file with W64 extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening W64 file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with W64 files, follow the instructions below.
Install Smart Converter or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening W64 files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support W64 files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of W64 files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Smart Converter as the default program for opening W64 files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate W64 files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Smart Converter applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Smart Converter has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with W64 files

Sometimes problems with opening W64 files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • W64 files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open W64 files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • W64 file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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