What is OPUS?
OPUS audio files are created in the Opus format, which was developed for internet streaming and is used for streaming voiceovers and WhatsApp and Skype recordings. It’s a lossy file format, meaning some quality is lost when it’s compressed. OPUS files are also generally smaller compared to MP3.
If you want to open an OPUS file, you can use VLC, Winamp, SMPlayer or Zoom Player. Unfortunately, OPUS files aren’t compatible with many major media players apart from these four.
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 OPUS to WAV online?
- Choose a OPUS 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 OPUS 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.
Is WAV better than OPUS?
OPUS files can have superior quality to WAV files because they need less bitrate to have that quality. However, WAV files are more widely used than OPUS files.