> On May 18, 2015, at 1:46 PM, Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi, Dave,
> One thing we have is the ability to embed MD5 checksums in WAV files with the custom-written software BWFMETAEDIT. However, I have found this software a bit problematic from time to time. It was sponsored by a US Federal Government initiative.
I worked on that project and designed the feature to embed an MD5 of the WAV audio payload based the similar FLAC features. Thus the MD5 of the FLAC header and the MD5 of the BWFMetaEdit MD5 feature will equal between a PCM/WAV and lossless FLAC version. Still the MD5 chunk in WAV, as used in BWF MetaEdit, is not standardized beyond what was included within the project.
No disagreement with the "bit problematic" review but please report issues at http://sourceforge.net/p/bwfmetaedit/bugs/ so that they are known.
> Thanks for the further insight. This was the type of discussion I was hoping to engender when I posted the original message.
> On 2015-05-18 1:25 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> Hi Dave Rice, et al:
>> Another question about the WAV file format. Why is dBPowerAmp's CD
>> ripper able to write tag metadata to WAV files, and all of my various
>> player software able to read them (Foobar2000, iTunes for Windows,
>> Logitech server and player software), but if I open the WAV file in Sony
>> Soundforge, do anything to it and then save it, the tag information is
>> gone? Also, someone I sent one of these WAV files claimed his software
>> -- either Protools or Logic -- said the file was "corrupted." So what's
>> going on there? Soundforge and Harrison Mixbus software for Windows have
>> no trouble opening these WAV files, but seem to discard the tag info or
>> at least don't save it when work has been done on the file.
>> -- Tom Fine
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