[Vorbis] Vorbis Comments in a WAVE file?

Ulrich Windl ulrich.windl at rz.uni-regensburg.de
Tue Feb 13 00:17:57 PST 2007

On 12 Feb 2007 at 14:24, Ralph Giles wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 09:41:58PM +0000, Steve Fosdick wrote:
> > WAVE is an extensible format where additional chunks can be defined and software that does not understand a chunk should ignore it.  I have written a short program to do this.  It would be more useful though if other tools recognised the extra chunk and used it to preserve the comments in the same way that oggenc does when encoding a FLAC file (which has vorbis comments in).
> Sounds like a positive development, and you have a good use case to 
> start support.
> I don't know anything about WAVE though. If there's an existing standard 
> it would be better to use that, even if the tag names have to be 
> remapped.

My "home industry" uses "parallel metafiles": for files like audio_01.wav I have 
metadata files named audio_01.meta containing tag=value lines. When creating 
Vorbis, my program takes the metadata from there. Usually then I delete the 
original files.

BTW: WAV is so extensible, that Linux cannot play the WAV files my audio player 
records ;-)


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