[MPlayer-users] Sound mime types: wav vs. x-wav

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon Mar 21 23:47:43 CET 2005

On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 02:19:32PM -0800, Vacuum Joe wrote:
> Hello Mplayer users,
> I don't know where else to ask this, but someone here
> might know.  In the MIME type list, there are two
> different WAV types: audio/wav and audio/x-wav.  Does
> anyone know what the difference between these is?

Nothing. x- types are for things that have not yet been standardized,
whereas the ones without x- are official mime types. However I have no
idea if the mime type audio/wav is actually official or just something
stupid webservers are using incorrectly.


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