Repair your WAV Online

Do you have an audio file such as WAV that will not play correctly? If so, our free-to-use WAV repair tools may be able to help. Our tool analyses the data contained within your WAV audio file and is able to determine if the content is valid. Our tool will let you know what is wrong with your WAV file and attempt to fix it.

Or drag and drop your files here to upload.
A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

Please note: Your WAV, once uploaded to our server, will be deleted 15 minutes after upload.
If our tool offers the option to repair your file, please ensure you download the repaired file within this time period.

How to Repair your WAV Online?

Here are 3 simple steps to repair your WAV using our fast and free repair tool.

Upload your WAV

Click the "Select File" button, then select a WAV file. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Analysis and Repair

Your WAV file will be analysed, and our tool will attempt to repair your WAV file if possible.

Repair or Convert your WAV

Select an option to either repair or convert to receive your repaired WAV file.

WAV file format information

ExtensionWAV
Full NameWaveform Audio File
TypeAudio
Mime Typeaudio/x-wav
FormatBinary

A WAV file, short for Waveform Audio File Format, is a widely used audio file format that stores digital audio data. It was developed by Microsoft and IBM and is known for its high-quality audio reproduction. WAV files are considered lossless, meaning they preserve the original audio quality without any data compression that could lead to a loss of information. As a result, WAV files are often used in professional audio applications where utmost audio fidelity is required, such as recording studios, audio editing software, and music production environments.

WAV files are typically uncompressed, which means they can be quite large compared to other audio formats like MP3 or AAC. This can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. On the one hand, the absence of compression ensures a true representation of the audio, making it ideal for archiving master recordings or high-quality audio sources. On the other hand, their large size may present challenges for online streaming or storage, where more space-efficient formats are preferred. Despite this, WAV remains a popular choice for audio enthusiasts and professionals who prioritize audio quality above all.

One of the benefits of WAV files is their broad compatibility with various operating systems, software applications, and hardware devices. This universality makes them easily shareable and playable across different platforms without the need for specialized codecs or plugins. Additionally, WAV files support different audio sample rates and bit depths, providing flexibility for capturing and reproducing audio in a wide range of settings. While other compressed formats have gained popularity due to their smaller file sizes, the enduring appeal of WAV lies in its ability to deliver pristine audio fidelity, making it a standard choice for anyone who values top-notch sound reproduction.

Repairing a WAV File

WAV Audio File Header Data

Due to the desire to keep WAV files as small as possible, most audio file formats store the audio data in a binary format. Often, this is also compressed using special techniques to further reduce the file size without any discernible loss in quality. As the file formats are generally binary, they will have a certain sequence of bytes preceding the sound data at the beginning of the file which is often referred to as the header. Our WAV repair tool is able to read this data from the header sequence and determine not only the type of file but also the length of the audio track, the number of channels, metadata, and more.

Audio Channels

Most WAV files will contain two channels of audio data, which make up the stereo sound heard when playing the file. Other files may only have one, and some may have more than two. Our tool will analyse each channel separately and repair what it can. Where a channel is irreparable, the channel will be removed from the final repaired file.

Audio Quality and Bitrate

The bitrate (aka quality) of any repaired audio file will remain as it was in the original file. Our tools will not change this setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the quality or bitrate of the WAV file be affected?

No. Our WAV repair tool will not adjust the quality of the repaired file.

Is it free to use the WAV file repair tool?

Yes! Our WAV repair tool is 100% free to use.

Are there any usage limits when repairing my WAV file?

No, you can repair as many files as you wish. We do not have any limits when using our WAV repair tool.

How long does it take to repair my WAV?

We aim to process WAV repairs as quickly as possible; this usually takes around 5 seconds; however, this may be longer depending on the file size and data needed to be repaired.

What does the WAV repair process involve?

Once your WAV has been selected, it will undergo some initial checks to verify that the file has some basic information. If the initial checks pass, we then upload the file to our servers for more detailed analysis.

Is it safe to repair my WAV on FabConvert.com?

Yes, of course it is! Your WAV, once repaired, is deleted 15 minutes after upload, and any download link will expire after this time.

Can I repair my WAV on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our WAV repair tool will run on any system with a modern web browser.