At 10:14 PM 4/21/2004 -0400, Steven C. Barr wrote:
>Don't the bits on a CD actually represent some sort of pulse-code
>of the digital waveform, as opposed to the actual waveform making up the
>music? If so, are .WAV files stored in such a way they use the same
>rather than being a representation of the signal values themselves?
>Steven C. Barr
Each point on the waveform is in a single, 16-bit sample. The 32 bits (one
sample for each of the two channels) in appropriate order are the digital
representation of the amplitude. Pulse-code modulation means that the
sample is represented as such a value - or such a pair for two channels.
The difference between the stream and the WAV is only the ordering of the
32 bits making up the pair of samples.
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