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On 2020-12-10 2:49 p.m., Richard L. Hess wrote:
> Hi, Shai,
> That is interesting, I decided to research it a bit and there is a 2016
> thread on Gearslutz started by Jeff Willens
> Someone named Michal provided some excellent discussion surrounding the
> RF64-W64-CAF question. The one thing that needs to be updated is that
> iZotope RX handles RF64 files -- at least I tried a 3 GB one from 2011
> and it opened now. I was also able to open a 10 GB multichannel WAV in
> iZotope, though track mapping has been a bit of a challenge in that
> interface--it's more designed for surround processes.
> That thread points to a blogger essay by Bjorg from 2009:
> that might be of interest.
> This is not a new issue, actually.
> I think, in general, since the standardization of RF64 by EBU it makes
> more sense to use RF64 which, I believe, comes under the BWF umbrella.
> In my world, if RME, iZotope, and Samplitude support RF64, I am happy.
> On 2020-12-10 1:34 a.m., Shai Drori wrote:
>> Hi Richard
>> AFAIK W64 is widely accepted and used in all up to date computers and
>> I've been using it daily for a few months now without a single problem on
>> audition, wavelab, premiere pro, and Cubase.
>> Shai Drori
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>> On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 12:34 AM Richard L. Hess
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>>> Hi, Martin,
>>> It seems there are at least two ways to make large WAV files, and
>>> possibly three.
>>> (1) In the early 2000s, there was a format that Samplitude would use
>>> that made a WAV file and when that was full (2 GB, I believe), it made a
>>> W01 and then a W02 file, etc. These could be seamlessly used, but if one
>>> got lost...
>>> (2) According to a very thorough article at
>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAV the W64 format was created by
>>> Sound Forge (now Sony) with a 64 bit header. I don't know how widely
>>> that has been adapted.
>>> (3) since about 2010, programs have been adopting the RF64 and at least
>>> Samplitude would seamlessly transition from the WAV format to the RF64
>>> format when needed. That created a few compatibility issues, but those
>>> seem to have vanished. Here is the Wikipedia article on RF64. Not as
>>> good as the WAV one, but it will give you the idea.
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