File Extension BWF

  • Full name
    Broadcast Wave File Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a BWF file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a BWF file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your BWF file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The file extension marks so-called Broadcast Wave Format audio files. BWF is a format designed as a successor to the wav format and introduced by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
In a BWF file in addition to wav or MPEG audio compliant audio data in addition metadata are stored, which should make the various processes of editing the audio file as well as their current status traceable. The BWF format is mainly used in the professional field.

Programs which can open a BWF file

How to open a BWF file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the BWF file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a BWF file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support BWF files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a BWF file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all BWF files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with BWF there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the BWF file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the BWF file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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