I'm using Izotope- great program.
However, I've not tried the MD5 option (nor even looked for it) as Izotope stores everything in 32 bit floating format and I usually convert to 24 bits so I know it plays on other machines. I'm afraid to get it come up with a code with the 32 floating as part of the imbedded code which won't match the 24 bits in which I ultimately save the file. Comments?
So I export to Wavelab 8.5 where I add metadata. It shows me the MD5 logo, I hit the checkbox to invoke it, but nothing happens. I'm awaiting an email back from Steinberg about this.
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iZotope has an option to save all metadata (as apparently does FLAC (the container)). Otherwise, only metadata the program knows about is saved.
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.
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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