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Hi Richard
AFAIK W64 is widely accepted and used in all up to date computers and DAW,
I've been using it daily for a few months now without a single problem on
audition, wavelab, premiere pro, and Cubase.

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Shai Drori
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On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 12:34 AM Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> 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.
>       https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RF64
>
> The comment about the Fireface UFX neading FAT32 formatted USB sticks to
> record to (I found an SD card in a stick card reader to work more
> reliably) is valid for the Fireface UFX. The early (2017) manual for the
> UFXII confirms this as well and says there is a file size limit of 2 GB
> for the file on the USB drive. This is an artifact of the parallel
> recording system that is included in the interface while the signals fed
> to the computer do not have this limitation, but are rather limited by
> the DAW used to record the signals. The RME Digicheck program has a bare
> bones recorder function. The USB port records single files with as many
> channels as necessary while the Digicheck program can split files at
> save time, but the raw record is a multi-channel WAV file.
>
> I hope this helps.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Richard
>
>
> On 2020-12-09 5:06 p.m., Martin Fisher wrote:
> > !?!?!?!?
> >
> > Gary, you've given me something to think about and research.  I thought
> it was a quirk in the OS.  I'll have to check my drive formatting!!  I do
> know that our server can handle files up to 4G and I can save .w64 files
> over 2G.  The problem with .w64 is that apparently they are proprietary to
> Sony.
> >
>
>
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