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WAV Compressor – How to Compress WAV Files

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024

WAV files are usually larger than audio in other commonly used formats like MP3, thus taking more storage space. Also, there are certain disadvantages when uploading WAV files. So, in this article, we will share two handy ways to compress WAV files. Install the WAV compressor software to get started:

Why Do We Need to Compress WAV Files?

WAV (or WAVE) is an audio file format that contains uncompressed raw sound, so WAV files are usually large-sized. Sometimes, we need to reduce the size of WAV files because they take up so much space and are inconvenient to save or play on mobile devices (which offer small storage space). Moreover, most email services, such as Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook, have an attachment size limit. Thus, there’s also the need to compress a WAV file for email without exceeding the maximum limit. You may have other reasons to compress WAV audio files in daily life. No matter the purpose, you can follow the guide below to compress WAV without losing quality easily & fast!

Method 1. Compress WAVE Files by Converting WAV to MP3

Since WAV is an uncompressed lossless format, you can convert WAV to a compressed lossless audio format, like FLAC, to compress WAV file without losing quality. Generally, you can get your WAV files compressed at up to 60%. But if you want even smaller WAV files, you can try converting and compressing WAV files the lossy compressed audio format – MP3, which can achieve a 75% to 95% reduction in size.

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How to Compress a WAV File by Conversion

WAV file compression in three steps

Before start, free downloadfree download the WAV compressor on your computer.

Step 1. Import Source File(s)

Run the WAV Compressor software and go to the “Converter”. Click on "Add Files" to import the WAV file(s). You can also drag and drop the source file(s) into this program directly.

Step 2. Choose an Output Format

Click the format image on the right and choose the desired format under the "Audio" tab. I want to compress WAV to MP3, so I select the "MP3" profile. You can freely choose other profiles if you have different needs.

Step 3. Start Conversion

Click the triangle button at the bottom beside the folder icon to specify the output path. At last, click on "Run" to start compressing your WAV file(s) at once.

Method 2. Make WAV Files Smaller without Format Conversion

The audio size has much to do with the bitrate. And if you can lower the WAV audio bitrate, you can make the WAV file smaller. This approach will help you keep the original audio format but change only the bitrate. But be aware that lower bitrate also leads to lower quality. Therefore, you need to balance the quality and file size compression rate. But frankly, it's hard to tell the difference between 128 kbps and higher bitrate unless you have a HI-FI headphone or player that enables you to sense that. So, it’s alright to decrease bitrate to compress WAV files and you can still get compressed WAV files with decent quality (only that you don’t get the bitrate too low, like under 96 kbps).

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Compress WAV Files by Modifying the Bitrate

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 WAV Files

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open the "Converter". Next, add WAV files by clicking on the "Add Files" button or directly dragging and dropping.

Step 2. Choose WAV as Output Format

Click the format image on the right and choose "WAV" under the "Audio" tab.

Step 3. Change WAV Bitrate

Open the "Parameter settings" Windows and go to the "Audio Settings". Then choose a lower bitrate. Usually, you can change the bitrate from 160 kbps to 128 kbps to compress WAV files.

Step 4. Start WAV Compression

Hit the inverted triangle icon to set an output folder. Then click the “Run” button to start the WAV/WAVE file compression process.

Also Learn: Compress WAV to 16-bit | WAV to FLAC | Cut WAV Files

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