[vorbis-dev] Wave Header Question

Monty xiphmont at xiph.org
Sun Jan 14 16:08:45 PST 2001

On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 12:52:48AM +0100, Philipp Kempgen wrote:
> Stan Seibert wrote:
> > > Just a thought, maybe it just checks for a valid header ? The filesize in
> > > riff should be at least enough for the header.. Then subtract 36 (44-8 :)
> > > and put that value in datachunk.. Let me know if it works :)
> > 
> > I tried putting 36 in the riff size and 0 for the data size, but play still
> > stops after reading the header.

> Why are you all using RIFF (alias .wav) files? Try AIFF instead, it's much better.

AIFF[-C] has the same 'have to fill in the data later' problem.  Yes,
I know AIFF came first and RIFF is just a ripoff, but AIFF is obsolete
(replaced by AIFF-C) and supported only in the Mac and SGI worlds.

Of course, we should support both; they're effectively the same wrapper.


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