[flac-dev] warning that legacy WAVE file has format type 1 but bits-per-sample is 24
Mark H. David
mhd at yv.org
Fri May 26 20:36:29 UTC 2017
I've tried encoding a FLAC file from a WAVE file saved with
24-bits-per-sample, using the flac executable. I get this warning:
WARNING: legacy WAVE file has format type 1 but bits-per-sample=24
The code is currently here on line 373:
where the comment says
let these slide with a warning since they're unambiguous
I do not really understand the warning when I try to break it
*legacy* WAVE file -- what makes this a "legacy" WAVE file?
format type 1
What is that exactly? In the source code I see "format type" is
referred to as "format tag", since the variable name is "wFormatTag".
Is this what's referred to in this reference
There it says
1 for PCM
Is there something about PCM format that implies either 8- or
I'm new at this and trying to understand it. Can someone explain?
Also, a related but more practical question: is there *any* way to
create a 24- or 32-bits-per-sample WAVE file without getting this
warning when flac tries to encode it?
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