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Wave Utilities

http://billposer.org/Software/waveutils.html
This package contains three programs for dealing with WAVE format audio files:

  • SimplifyWave The standard permits WAVE format audio files to contain a variety of chunks, such as playlists, cue lists, and padding. A fair amount of software, however, is unable to parse such complex files. This program converts complex WAVE files into the simplest standard-conforming format by stripping out everything other than the obligatory format chunk and the first data chunk. Messages are printed indicating what chunks have been removed.
  • RepairWave Some software generates non-conformant files that purport to be WAVE files. They contain a WAVE header but lack the obligatory data chunk id and size information. The audio data immediately follows the header. This program inserts the missing data chunk id and size information and updates the WAVE chunk size information in the header to reflect this.
  • InfoWave Extracts information from a RIFF/WAV or RIFX/WAV file and reports on the contents of the file. It shows the size, type, and location of each chunk and gives the encoding of the audio data, its sampling rate, resolution, number of channels and other information.


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released on 27 January 2008

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GPLv3Deborah Nicholson12 June 2008



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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 June 2008.



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