Sound files

This tutorial describes the sound files that you can read and write with Praat. It assumes you are familiar with the Intro.

You can read this tutorial sequentially with the help of the "< 1" and "1 >" buttons.

1. General structure
    1.1. Sampling (sampling frequency)
    1.2. Quantization (linear, endian, μ-law, A-law)
    1.3. Channels (mono, stereo)
    1.4. The header
    1.5. Size
    1.6. Compression
2. File types
    2.1. WAV files
    2.2. AIFF files
    2.3. AIFC files
    2.4. NeXT/Sun (.au) files
    2.5. NIST files
    2.6. FLAC files
    2.7. MP3 files
3. Files that Praat can read
4. Files that Praat can write

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