The .WAV or .WAVE file is a Waveform Audio file, which is a standard format for audio file. WAV files can be compressed or uncompressed, but usually uncompressed.
Uncompressed WAV files are larger than other popular audio files, like MP3, WMA, or FLAC. The wav file is a lossless audio format. When ripping CDs to wav files, it will not bring any loss in sound quality.
To rip Audio CD to WAV files, please follow the steps,
Insert the Audio CD into the drive, run PowerISO, and
select "Tools > Rip Audio CD" Menu.
Select the drive which holds the disc you want to rip,
then click "OK".
PowerISO shows CD Ripper window. All tracks in
the disc will be listed.
Select the audio tracks which you want to rip,
click "Rip" button on toolbar.
PowerISO shows WAV Ripper dialog.
Choose the output folder, and set the output format to WAV.
The default output file name format is "<Track Number>-<Track
Title>.wav", you can change it by clicking with down arrow button.
The output file mode can be "multiple files" or "Single file". If multiple files mode is selected, each track will be ripped to a separate
wav file. For single file mode, a single wav and cue file will be created. The cue file contains information about all tracks, while
wav file contains real audio data.
Click "OK" to start ripping wav from CD. You
can see the detailed progress during ripping.