WAVE Sample Files

The following are WAVE files with various data types

Sample Files from CopyAudio

The CopyAudio program (part of the AFsp package) can produce output files of a number of different types. Samples files produced by converting stereo 16-bit data are as follows. All of these files have information chunks at the end of the file after the sampled data.

M1F1-Alaw-AFsp.wav (47 kB)
WAVE file, stereo A-law data
M1F1-AlawWE-AFsp.wav (47 kB) *
WAVE (WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE) file, stereo A-law data (speakers: FL FR)
M1F1-mulaw-AFsp.wav (47 kB)
WAVE file, stereo -law data
M1F1-mulawWE-AFsp.wav (47 kB) *
WAVE (WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE) file, stereo -law data (speakers: FL FR)
M1F1-uint8-AFsp.wav (47 kB)
WAVE file, stereo unsigned 8-bit data
M1F1-uint8WE-AFsp.wav (47 kB)
WAVE (WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE) file, stereo unsigned 8-bit data (speakers: FL FR)
M1F1-int12-AFsp.wav (92 kB) *
WAVE file, stereo 12/16-bit data
M1F1-int12WE-AFsp.wav (93 kB)
WAVE (WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE) file, stereo 12/16-bit data
M1F1-int16-AFsp.wav (92 kB)
WAVE file, stereo 16-bit data
M1F1-int16WE-AFsp.wav (93 kB)
WAVE (WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE) file, stereo 16-bit data (speakers: FL FR)
M1F1-int24-AFsp.wav (138 kB)*
WAVE file, stereo 24-bit data
M1F1-int24WE-AFsp.wav (138 kB)
WAVE (WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE) file, stereo 24-bit data
M1F1-int32-AFsp.wav (184 kB) *
WAVE file, stereo 32-bit data
M1F1-int32WE-AFsp.wav (184 kB)
WAVE (WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE) file, stereo 32-bit data
M1F1-float32-AFsp.wav (184 kB)
WAVE file, stereo 32-bit float data
M1F1-float32WE-AFsp.wav (184 kB)
WAVE (WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE) file, stereo 32-bit float data (speakers: FL FR)
M1F1-float64-AFsp.wav (368 kB) *
WAVE file, stereo 64-bit float data
M1F1-float64WE-AFsp.wav (368 kB) *
WAVE (WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE) file, stereo 64-bit float data (speakers: FL FR)

Sample Files from GoldWave

The following file were created by Goldwave. The -law and A-law formats differ slightly from those produced by CopyAudio (The ITU-T standard is permissive as to which way to quantize sample values which fall exactly mid-way between output values.)

addf8-Alaw-GW.wav (24 kB)
WAVE file, A-law data
addf8-mulaw-GW.wav (24 kB)
WAVE file, -law data
addf8-GSM-GW.wav (5 kB)
WAVE file, GSM compressed data (format code 0x0031)

Multi-Channel Examples (WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE)

A six channel (5.1 channel configuration) audio file from the Microsoft site: 5.1 Audio (broken link),

6_Channel_ID.wav (3.0 MB) Warning: Large file
A 6-channel WAVE file with speaker locations FL FR FC LF BL BR, 44100 Hz, 16-bit, 5.8 s. This file has a cue chunk with a count of zero cue points, followed by two empty cue point structures

An eight channel (7.1 channel) audio file from the Microsoft site: Creating 7.1 Audio (broken link),

8_Channel_ID.wav (8.8 MB) Warning: Large file
An 8-channel WAVE file with speaker locations FL FR FC LF BL BR - -, 48000 Hz, 24-bit, 8.05 s. The voice announcments and tone for this file appear in one channel at time, in the order indicated below.
Channel 1: 1st: Front Left
Channel 2: 2nd: Front Right
Channel 3: 3rd: Centre
Channel 4: 6th: tone
Channel 5: 4th: Back Left
Channel 6: 5th: Back Right
Channel 7: 7th: Auxiliary Left
Channel 8: 8th: Auxiliary Right

SoundCard Attrition Files (including WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE files)

These files are taken from Soundcard Attrition Page

stereol.wav (116 kB)
A standard 16-bit stereo WAVE file, but with a long header, 22050 Hz, 16-bit, 1.32 s
stereofl.wav (229 kB)
The same, but in TYPE-3 32-bit floats, 22050 Hz, 1.32 s
4ch.wav (1,321 kB)
Speech idents, in LCRS surround format, 44100 Hz, 3.83 s (from Microsoft)
drmapan.wav (825 kB)
Drum, panned ambisonically in a circle in quad format (speakers LF RF LR RR), 22050 Hz, 4.78 s (created with CDP Multi-Channel Toolkit)

Perverse Files

The following WAVE files are perverse or have problems

Pmiscck.wav (1 kB)
WAVE file (9 samples) with an odd length intermediate chunk (type XxXx)
Ptjunk.wav (1 kB)
WAVE file with trailing junk after the RIFF chunk
GLASS.WAV (79 kB)
WAVE file with a RIFF chunk length larger than the file size (originally from www.sipro.com)
Utopia Critical Stop.WAV (6 kB)
WAVE file, PCM data, with a fact chunk following the data. The fact chunk contains the four characters FILT and not the number of samples. (From the system directory C:\WINNT\Media on a Windows 2000 system)

Other WAVE files

These files are from CCRMA at Stanford: ftp://ftp-ccrma.stanford.edu/pub/Lisp/sf.tar.gz

voxware.wav (3 kB) *
WAVE file (format code 0x181C)
truspech.wav (10 kB)
WAVE file (format code 0x0022)