technically BWF is a superset of WAV
On Monday, October 28, 2013, Jim Sam wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> A broadcast WAV is just a subset of WAV, so, technically, the answer to
> your question is "yes." You can actually cram a lot into the header of a
> WAV file. Have you tried viewing the metadata in BWFMetaEdit? Your
> program of choice could (emphasis on could) be converting your stock WAV
> file to a broadcast WAV w/o your knowing. Differing programs save data to
> the same fields in the metadata chunks, but label them different things in
> the UI to make it easier for Joe Recordist to use. Some programs also
> support those fields in creating derivatives, but some don't.
> > Do regular WAV files (as opposed to BWAV files) have built-in tagging
> > capability? I ask because I am able to use Tag&Rename to write tags to
> > files ripped from CDs, and the tags are visible in Foobar2000 player and
> > carry over into dBPowerAmp conversions to FLAC or MP3. dB's cd ripper
> > software also write tags to WAV files, which are recognizable in all the
> > mentioned programs. They also show up in the PROPERTIES box of WinXP.
> > BTW, I've come to love Tag&Reame again. I didn't know the guy was still
> > updating it. It's now got capability to search Discogs, Allmusic, Amazon
> > the US and several other countries, and freedb for tags. I've used it to
> > tag many the LP dubs, build the tags right into the WAV files so all
> > trans-coding carries the tags. The tags also show up at my Logitech
> > Squeezebox networked player.
> > -- Tom Fine