Archiving tapes

From: Cameron Kaiser <>
Date: Mon Feb 21 11:54:43 2005

> I always thought it was uncompressed raw audio, just with a short header
> (am I remembering 44 bytes right?) on the front describing cycles/sec,
> stereo/mono etc. - making it a pretty clean format. But if you can
> potentially get hit with all sorts of unknown encoding within then it's
> suddenly no use to anyone :(

That's why I don't use it anymore. AIFF is still very clean and untarnished,
much like WAV used to be (an easily parsed header followed by uncompressed
PCM audio -- quite straightforward to process).

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