In addition to the metadata sited, is there any error monitoring or reporting provided by this method of audio extraction?
From: Dave Rice [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: extracting audio from 32kHz 12bit DAT tapes digitally
Another big advantage to using a DDS drive (I have a Sony SDT 9000)
is that you can pull out the metadata. Read_DAT gives me files per
track that look like this:
Sampling frequency: 32000
Quantization: 12-bit non-linear
First date: Fri Mar 31 12:50:35 1995
Last date: Fri Mar 31 12:52:56 1995
First frame: 2888
Last frame: 5243
The recording date info is very valuable.
There is an old webpage here http://homepage.ntlworld.com/
adrian.rixon/personal/ade/dat-dds/software.html that outlines some of
the software options. It lists vDAT for Windows. I haven't tried it.
Also I originally gave up on DATXtract for Mac because it couldn't
handle a 32kHz extract, the developer wrote me back with a 32kHz
update that he hadn't made public.