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WAV Compression – How to Compress WAV File without Quality Loss

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Update at July 12, 2019

This article shows you the most useful and flexible methods to compress WAV file with high audio quality. That is to say, you can choose to compress any WAV files without changing the original format, or convert WAV files to other formats you need in smaller size. To perform this compression task easily, install this WAV compression software here and follow the steps below:

Why Do We Need to Compress WAV File?

WAV is an audio file format that contains uncompressed raw sound and WAV files are usually large in size. For music enthusiasts, WAV is known as the closest lossless music format yet there are some cases that we need to compress a WAV file. For instance, WAV files always take up much space so it’s inconvenient to save and play WAV files on mobile devices that are limited by small storage space. What’s more, most email services such as Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook have attachment size limits. If the WAV file you upload is over the maximum size, you need to compress the WAV file to appropriate size. You may also have other kinds of requirements of compressing WAV file to smaller size in your daily life.  Follow this article, I’d like to share you two effective ways to reduce WAV file size.

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Method 1: Convert WAV to FLAC, MP3 or Other Compressed Formats for Compressing WAV File

Due to the characteristics of human audio system, sometimes we can’t naturally listen to all the sound in an audio file. Therefore, if you want to greatly reduce size of WAV file, you can directly convert WAV to a compressed format like MP3. Technically, MP3 can reduce the certain components of sound beyond the hearing capabilities of most humans and commonly achieve a 75 to 95% reduction in size. On the other hand, if you want to completely keep the original audio quality, you can also convert WAV to FLAC, a lossless compressed format that can reduce the original size of audio file to between 50 and 60% with the original audio data preserved.

To do the WAV conversion easily, a wonderful program – WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is highly recommended for you. The powerful audio compressor can not only help you compress WAV but also reduce audio size, extract audio from video, cut audio file, etc. Now free download the WAV compressor to compress WAV file easily.

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Compress a WAV File with Three Steps

WAV file compression in three steps

Before start, please free downloadfree download the software.

Step 1. Import the target audio to compress WAV file

Click on “Add files” to import the WAV files. You can also directly drag and drop the WAV files from PC into this WAV compressor to save much time.

Step 2. Choose an output format for compressing WAV file

Click on “Output Format” on the right and choose the desired format under “Audio” tab. I want to compress WAV to MP3 for smaller size so I select “MP3” profile.

Step 3. Start to reduce WAV file size

Click on “Run” on the right corner to compress your WAV file.

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Tips. As bitrate will affect the audio size greatly, lower the bitrate will also result in audio with smaller size. So you can not only convert WAV to MP3 but also modify the MP3 bitrate of output audio to 128 kbps or lower ones.

Method 2: Compress WAV File without Format Conversion

As I mentioned in method 1, the file size reduces the lower the bitrate is. If you still want to keep the file in WAV format, you can lower the WAV file bitrate. One thing needs to be noticed that the lower bitrate will also lead to the lower quality, as well. You need to balance the quality and file size compression rate. But in fact, you will not hear a difference between 128 kbps and higher bitrate unless you have a HI-FI headphone or player that enables you to hear that. So when the bitrate of the WAV audio is higher than 128 kbps, you’re supposed to lower it. The following tutorial shows you how to compress a WAV file by modifying the bitrate with HD Video Converter Factory Pro.

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Compress WAV Audio in Simple Clicks

How to make a WAV file smaller easily

Before start, please free downloadfree download the WAV file compressor and install it on your PC for preparation.

Step 1. Add the WAV files to the WAV compressor

To compress WAV file, please add the target WAV files by click on “Add Files” button or use the drag-and-drop mode

Step 2. Choose WAV as output format before compressing WAV file

Click on the “Output Format” on the right and choose “WAV” under “Audio” tab.

Step 3. Change the bitrate of the WAV file

Open “Settings” Windows and go to the "Audio Settings". Then choose suitable bitrate audio. Usually, you can change the bitrate from 160 kbps to 128 kbps to compress Wave files.

Step 4. Finish the WAV compression process

Click “Run” button to start WAV compression.

You must find that it’s such an easy job to solve how to compress WAV files with HD Video Converter Factory Pro. This functional tool also works as an MP4 compressor, MP3 compressor and you can use it to compress any video & audio with simple clicks. If the tutorial works for you, please share it with more people!

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