What is MPEG?
MPEG files are highly compressed video files. They’re named after the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), a group that sets worldwide standards for coding audio, video, graphics and other media. MPEG videos are highly shareable because they take up a small amount of storage space. They’re also the standard for online videos due to their high compression and high quality.
MPEG is also the coding standard behind some of the most commonly used file containers, like MP4 (which stands for “MPEG-4 Part 14”) and MP3 (which stands for “MPEG Audio Layer III”). The difference is that MPEG is an encoding standard and MP4s or MP3s are file containers. MPEG videos can be played with Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime and many others.
What is WAV?
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format) is an audio file format developed by IBM and Microsoft. It was designed to store digital audio on a personal computer. WAV is a lossless format, meaning it doesn’t compress the analog recording it’s derived from.
Many players and applications support WAV, including Spotify, desktop music players like VLC and mobile players. They’re also supported by most web browsers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert MPEG to WAV online?
- Choose a MPEG file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s audio converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your WAV file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert MPEG to WAV?
WAV is a lossless file format, meaning all of the original audio data is preserved when you convert to WAV. However, it also depends on the format of your original file. If you convert from another lossless file, like FLAC, to WAV, you won’t lose quality. If you convert from a lossy format, like MP3, the quality won’t decrease but it won’t improve either.