BWF file format description

Many people share .bwf files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bwf file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bwf files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bwf - Broadcast Wave Format Audio

The BWF audio files are related to Adobe Audition. The BWF file is a Broadcast Wave Format Audio. Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) is an extension of the popular Microsoft WAVE audio format and is the recording format of most file-based non-linear digital recorders used for motion picture, radio and television production.

Adobe Audition
Audio files
- / -
bwav, wav
Broadcast Wave Format Audio related extensions:
Modem Spy Recorded Audio
Monkey's Audio File
Spanish Whiz Dictation Audio
GlueMon Music Module
BRSTM Audio Stream
NICE Media Player Audio

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bwf file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bwf files. Be especially cautious with .bwf files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bwf file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .bwf file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

baf, bdf, bef, bf, bfw, bqf, bsf, bw, bwb, bwc, bwd, bwe, bwg, bwr, bwt

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format
Benthic Golden Data File
Unified Color HDR Image
Altera Quartus II Vector Waveform File
Oasys T/HIS Bulk Data File
The Club Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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