[ILUG] When is a wav not a wav?
conor_wynne at maxtor.com
Mon Jul 22 15:54:02 IST 2002
I'm sure that The Beatles are weel happy with Microserfs for robbing them
blind of their "intellectual Property"
I'm gonna mail complaints at microsoft.com and get them to put an end to these
windows cd's ;--)
Don't suppose you have a reference for it? I've made a lot of friends in the
MS complaints department, its amazing what you can say to them and get away
with it --::)))
And no sorry I don't know the solution, they must be pretty bad quality
though if you can fit 25 albums on one CD. I would say they are Mpeg encoded
or some buzz like that.
I've got some really interesting wav files here.
A friend had a Windows CD with, wait for it . . .
Every Beatles Record ever released in the U.K.! Including the Christmas and
BBC special albums! All on one, ordinary CD! Yes a 650M CD!
Of course this CD also had a special Windows app for playing this
I had a look at the contents of the CD, since I don't do Windows, and the
albums appeared to be plain wav files? Each album in it's own wav file, 25
Albums, 25 wav files?!? I copied the wav files to my hard drive.
Curious thing, though, noatun crashes on some of the larger ones, seems to
attempt to load the entire file into memory first, and on the ones it
crash on, it plays them fast and noisily? kwave refuses to recognise them
completely and wavp just makes an ungodly noise!
xanim can, and does play them correctly though. Unfortunately xanim does not
have any position control so you just have to listen to the album from start
file has this to say about them:
johngay at debian:/home/jgay$ file beatles/SGT.WAV
beatles/SGT.WAV: RIFF (little-endian) data, WAVE audio, Microsoft ADPCM,
stereo 22050 Hz
johngay at debian:/home/jgay$ ls -l beatles/SGT.WAV
-r-xr-xr-x 1 johngay johngay 53334900 Sep 27 2001 beatles/SGT.WAV
And this is SGT Pepper's lonely Hearts Club Band album. 51M is quite good,
considering it also has the inner track. But they certainly are NOT in
What I would like to do is split up the tracks and convert them the mp3 for
xmms. I'm jsut not sure what tools would be able to handle these strange
compressed wav's that only xanim seems to recognise? I like the albums, but
would prefer to be able to sellect tracks to play rather than entire albums
and be able to listen to all my music with one app. I know xmms has a WAV
plugin, but it does not recognise these either.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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