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    hey anybody know whats the differences between wav and au sound files and why in java applet people will prefer using au. file rather than wav. file

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    They're two different sound formats:

    SunAudio format
    Standard extension: .au
    MIME type:audio/basic
    This is probably the most common format on the web, and it is what we suggest you use if you are putting sounds on the web.
    Creator of the "au" format: Sun

    Waveform format
    Standard extension: .wav
    MIME type: audio/x-wav
    This format of file is probably most commonly seen on MS Windows based machines, but because there are so many of them out there, they are fairly common.
    Creator of the "wav" format: Crimosoft

    So, basically because .AU was produced by Sun (the makers of Java) and .WAV is closely associated with MS Windows:

    http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/~pbourke/dataformats/au/
    ArchAngel.
    O:-)

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    thanks....

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    thanks....

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