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Q: Is this a free music downloading site?
A: No! Absolutely not. The purpose of this website is not to cheat music artists out of their royalties and sales. We are an archive for educational and historical purposes only. While there is no way for us to monitor how our site is used, we expect that our visitors will show respect and follow the rules.

Q: I have reason to believe that a WAV file (or files) on this website belong to me and I would like them removed. How do I make this request?
A: While we hope that copyright holders will not make a fuss and allow their works to be included here, we respect your rights and will removed files upon request. Please send an email via our contact page and let us know the URL's of the page(s) as well as the name of the file you wish to have removed. Once received, your request will be processed within a timely manner. Also, please include a way for us to contact you should we have any questions or need any clarification regarding your request.

Q: Can I use WAVS from this website in my own works or projects?
A: Because the files in our archives are not owned by us (somebody else owns them) we can not give you permission to use them in your own projects or works. However, depending on your purpose, you may be able to use them so long as you comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. However we leave it up to you to read the law and decide for yourself if you are covered by it. We are not lawyers and can not give legal advice.

Q: Is your website complete?
A: No, it's currently a work in progress. You can expect to find more WAVs appearing in the near future!

Q: Why do some files not play in the "Easy-Listen" frame?
A: Because some of the files are compressed (to save disk space) some files will not always play in your browser's media plugin. Downloading and opening in your computer's media player software should fix this. If not, you'll need to download the appropriate audio codec for your computer.

Q: What is the best web browser to use with "The Wav Site"?
A: While "The Wav Site" is designed to be fully compatible with browsers dating back to Internet Explorer 4.0, newer browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox offer media plugins which allow you to use the "Easy-Listen" frame (at the top of the page). Using older browsers which don't have media plugins means you have to download the file to your hard disk and open it manually in a media player software. For more browser compatibility information, click here.

What is a WAV?

Released in 1991, Waveform Audio File Format (WAVE, or more commonly known as WAV due to its filename extension), (also, but rarely, named, Audio for Windows) is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing an audio bitstream on PCs. It is an application of the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) bitstream format method for storing data in "chunks", and thus is also close to the 8SVX and the AIFF format used on Amiga and Macintosh computers, respectively. It is the main format used on Windows systems for raw and typically uncompressed audio. The usual bitstream encoding is the linear pulse-code modulation (LPCM) format.  Source:


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