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I was wondering with sound file, is the sound data the same in all file, just the way it is store like compression, I was wondering if it was like image file where the image data is the same in .bmp and .tga but the compression and header is different with those.

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What type of sound file are you talking about? wav/mp3/vag?

The sound format will be completely dependent on the file type i.e. it could be uncompressed, compressed loseless , compressed losy , sounds samples etc.

There are a great many sound file types out there.

You need to be more specific in your question,
Paul

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From what I understand, yes, you can think of it that way on a high level. A vast simplification:

When using a png/jpg/etc you'll extract the image data into a bitmap (though an actual .bmp adds a little header to it).

When using an mp3/ogg you'll extract the sound data into a waveform (though an actual .wav adds a little header to it).

Similarly, bitmaps will differ slightly (what's the color depth?) as will waveforms (how many samples per second?).

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