Dumb question time! >>> re: WAV

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Dumb question time! >>> re: WAV

Post by Fuga » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:52 pm

So just which WAV format is the standard? The one most folks mean when they are referring to a WAV file?

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Post by Fuga » Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:41 pm

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Post by krmathis » Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:52 pm

I am pretty sure most people mean a PCM stream in a WAV container when they refer to WAV.
At least I do... :)

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Post by Fuga » Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:06 pm

Thanks for replying. And now I see I should have given more information up front. I'm specifically wondering which of Max's offered WAV formats is the one I should choose when I am ripping a CD to share with folks on other platforms. In my usual trading I offer a checksum of the WAV before compression. The end user (usually on Windows) expects their resulting WAVs to match my checksum. Max shows at least three WAVs, plus a couple more even *I* know aren't what I'm looking for.

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Post by shanecavanaugh » Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:41 pm

The two WAV outputs you should be looking at are libsndfile's WAV (Microsoft) and Core Audio's WAVE. For libsndfile's implementation, use the "Signed 16 bit PCM" setting. For Core Audio's implementation, use "Linear PCM, 16 bit little endian signed integer". These are standard settings and should have the same checksums and be playable by everyone.

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Post by Fuga » Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:25 pm

Thanks! I know I could have gotten persnickity and done some testing, but I'm "on vacation" and thus lazier than usual.

Again, thank you all.

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