Two comments, Martin, from a professional who only uses Macs:

WAV is absolutely the standard for audio preservation and production, on Macs and on other computers.

I just wanted to counter the implication that using Apple computers might require some other file format. WAV is the standard everywhere. Macs can use larger than 2G files, though. I have some 3 gig, 98 minute transfers that I like to keep whole!

I believe that 96/24 is also the preservation standard, as you said. I’m working on an archving project for GRAMMY and they specified 96/24.

I can understand you wanting 192 capability, though I’ve never used it.

Lou Judson
Intuitive Audio

> On Dec 9, 2020, at 10:40 AM, Martin Fisher <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>  There are other useable file types but WAV is pretty much the PC standard.  (I ain't made the move to Apple yet and don't intend to soon.)