WAV Format Preferences allow setting up how output WAV files are encoded. This tab allows specifying WAV Codec, Sample Rate, and Channels.

To open the WAV Format Preferences tab, choose ‘Preferences’ in the Application Menu, and select the Format tab.

WAV Codec 

To Audio Converter - WAV Format Preferences - List of WAV codecs
To Audio Converter - WAV Format Preferences - List of WAV codecs

 

Select ‘Automatic Selection’ when the WAV codec should be assigned automatically to ‘PCM 8 bit’, ‘PCM 16 Bit', 'PCM 24 Bit', or 'PCM 32 Bit’, depending on the Bit Depth of source audio. ‘Automatic Selection’ is the default preferred setting for the WAV codec.

The  list of supported codecs that can be used when converting to WAV format:

  • PCM 8 Bit
  • PCM 16 Bit
  • PCM 24 Bit
  • PCM 32 Bit
  • PCM 32 Bit Floating Point
  • G.711 A-Law
  • G.711 μ-Law
  • ADPCM IMA
  • ADPCM Microsoft
  • GSM 6.10 / Microsoft Variant

 

Sample Rate

Select ‘As Source’ when encoded audio should have the same Sample Rate as source audio. This is the default preferred setting.

A fixed Sample Rate also can be set from 8000 to 192000 Hz. If the Sample Rate of source audio differs from the selected fixed Sample Rate, the output audio will be resampled

To Audio Converter - WAV Format Preferences - List of Sample Rates
To Audio Converter - WAV Format Preferences - List of Sample Rates

 

Channels

Select ‘As Source’ when encoded audio should have the same number of channels as source audio. This is the default preferred setting.

A fixed number of channels also can be set to:

  • Mono (1 Channel). If the source audio has more than one channel, it will be downmixed to a mono
  • Stereo (2 Channels). If the source audio has more than two channels, it will be downmixed to a stereo

To Audio Converter - WAV Format Preferences - List of Channels
To Audio Converter - WAV Format Preferences - List of Channels

 

Tags Format

The Tags Format in output WAV files can be set to:

  • ID3v2.4, Info - output WAV file will contain metadata both in WAV Info and ID3v2.4 formats.
  • ID3v2.4 - output WAV file will contain metadata in ID3v2.4 format only.
  • Info - output WAV file will contain metadata in WAV Info format only. Please note, the WAV Info format is limited and cannot hold artworks and the majority of text tags.

The Tags Format has no effect when option 'Strip tags from converted files' is enabled in Preferences / Tags

To Audio Converter - WAV Format Preferences - List of Tags Formats
To Audio Converter - WAV Format Preferences - List of Tags Formats