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Old 10-11-2012, 02:38
Gary Brenton
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If anyone can help here...this would be much appreciated...

Having converted certain music tracks to the 'WAV' (wave) format....it seems impossible to 'add' track and artist information.

If I open properties to attempt to 'add' the title name of a track (and artist) - all I get is a 'blue' line across the space for the 'title' and 'artist'.... this only happens on the 'WAV' (wave) format.

I have no problems on editing or adding information on the MP3 format or 'WMA' format.....only the 'WAV' (wave) format.

Any info on this would be appreciated...
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:37
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There's no standard way of adding metadata to Wav files. There are tools that can stick tags in them but, because there's no standard tags, it's unlikely any different software will be able to read them correctly.

If you want lossless files with metadata use FLAC (or ALAC if you want to playback on iPhones, iPods, or iPads).
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Old 10-11-2012, 13:38
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Wav files are the raw musical data, no compression, no headers, no nothing other than the sounds itself and if you burn a CD the burner has to convert it into .wav to burn it to the disc but its generally been replaced for computers by flac files which have all the data but are compresses
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Old 10-11-2012, 15:42
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Wav files are the raw musical data, no compression, no headers, no nothing other than the sounds itself and if you burn a CD the burner has to convert it into .wav to burn it to the disc but its generally been replaced for computers by flac files which have all the data but are compresses
There is a header to a WAV file. At the very minimum it tells the software playing the file what sample rate, bit depth and number of channels it has.

You can also add other data to the header which could include stuff that would be in an mp3 tag. One such used in professional circles is the Broadcast wave Format.

Programmes like Adobe Audition can insert BWF compatible data into the header of the file giving title and artist that can be read by other programmes using BWF.

So yes you can put such data into a WAV file but it is not as common as with mp3.
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