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SY 5th December 2011 03:57 PM

wav file problem- compatibility?
 
Disclaimer: I''m computer-stupid.

So I've been editing some 24/96 wav files generated in Goldwave. When I try to play them back using foobar or WMP, I get a "file type not supported or file is corrupted" error. The files open fine in Goldwave. If I save them from Goldwave as FLAC, they open OK in foobar and WMP. What am I doing wrong?

abraxalito 5th December 2011 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SY (Post 2807555)
What am I doing wrong?

Not using Audacity. I just tried this on a 24/96 file saved with Audacity and it opens and plays fine in foobar (under Windows 7, don't ask me which version as its Chinese :)).

Pano 5th December 2011 08:42 PM

There are several ways to save wave files from Goldwave. You are probably choosing the wrong one. PCM signed, 24 bit, stereo should do the trick.

SY 5th December 2011 09:32 PM

I just saved a .wav since I normally play .wav files in foobar. How silly of me. :D

edit: I double checked, that's how I was saving it. And still no go in foobar.

Javin5 5th December 2011 09:47 PM

Does it work fine if you do the same at 16/44.1?

Tam Lin 5th December 2011 09:50 PM

Either of two file-header formats that can be used to describe a 24-bit wave file. Letís call them Old-school and New-school. Some programs, such as WMP, insist that 24-bit wave files use only New-school headers although they accept Old-school headers for 16-bit wave files. And there are a lot of Old-school programs that know nothing about the new, preferred header format.

phofman 5th December 2011 09:50 PM

Higher-resolution wavs have often modified headers - so called wav extensible

WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE

Q nb.4 at SoX - Sound eXchange | FAQ

SY 5th December 2011 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Javin5 (Post 2808115)
Does it work fine if you do the same at 16/44.1?

Haven't tried it. Good experiment.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tam Lin (Post 2808119)
Either of two file-header formats that can be used to describe a 24-bit wave file. Letís call them Old-school and New-school. Some programs, such as WMP, insist that 24-bit wave files use only New-school headers although they accept Old-school headers for 16-bit wave files. And there are a lot of Old-school programs that know nothing about the new, preferred header format.

Quote:

Originally Posted by phofman (Post 2808121)
Higher-resolution wavs have often modified headers - so called wav extensible

WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE

Q nb.4 at SoX - Sound eXchange | FAQ

Ah, I suspected something like that. Thanks a lot, guys!

phofman 5th December 2011 10:05 PM

Sox can convert between the two variants easily.

Pano 6th December 2011 04:01 AM

Strange. I just made a 96/24 file in Goldwave and saved it 2 ways. PCM signed and PCM (obsolete). Both play just fine in WMP, Quicktime, Audacity, Media Player Classic and several wave editors. No difference. I don't have Foobar or Winamp installed at the moment.

Don't know why you are having the trouble.


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