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From: "Don Cox" <[log in to unmask]>

> On 21/04/04, Watsky, Lance wrote:
> > Does anyone know what type of file a regular music cd is actually
> > saved as?
>
> It's called CDDA and is (at least when ripped to a computer) raw 16 bit
> data with no header.
>
> The high and low bytes may be either way around.
>
> There are subcodes on the disc containing information about the byte
> order and other things, but these are not displayed by normal audio
> software.
>
> WAV and AIFF files are exactly the same but with a header - one of these
> has the low bytes first, the other the high, to suit the CPUs on PCs and
> Macs.
Don't the bits on a CD actually represent some sort of pulse-code
description
of the digital waveform, as opposed to the actual waveform making up the
music? If so, are .WAV files stored in such a way they use the same
algorithms
rather than being a representation of the signal values themselves?
Steven C. Barr