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REQUEST: Read tag data from WAV format


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Hi again,

If I am not mistaken, ImgBurn currently supports reading tag data from APE, Flac, MP3, OGG, WMA and WV file formats only (seen at http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=5555).

Are there plans to support tag data from WAV format?

I would very much like to see this in ImgBurn so that I could burn audio CDs from WAV, and then apply the CD-TEXT > Tag option on the session to automatically write the performer and title to each track. :rolleyes:

Thank you,


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I am no expert, but it is possible. DBpoweramp music converter adds tags to WAVs. Although I recall reading somewhere that some people consider WAVs a "broken" container if they contain tags inside them. But... the fact of the matter is that they can contain tags (LIST + ID3, if I am not mistaken) and my ones definitely do. :mellow:

I found this thread which might help: http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=17575. Basically, only the Artist and Track Title are needed.



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Any chance to add support for foobar2000 (version 1.1.10) WAV tags? Most of the time the tags are not properly read by ImgBurn ( Sometimes just title or artist is read. Random results.



Here a WAV file tagged by foobar2000:




In this example just "Albumtitle" and "Tracktitle" are read by ImgBurn!



Trackartist = FoobarArtist

Tracktitle = FoobarTitle

Albumartist = FoobarAlbumArtist

Albumtitle = FoobarAlbumTitle


"Albumartist" and "Trackartist" are not recognized by ImgBurn :(



Forum topic about foobar2000 WAV tagging:




fb2k adds 'LIST' chunk with INFO tags and 'id3 ' chunk with ID3v2.3 tags.




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Ah, they're random due to a bug in the code :)


I've fixed it ready for the next release.


It only reads the LIST -> INFO tags though, not anything from the extra ID3 tag on the end of the file.


There's nothing in the INFO chunk for Album Artist though, that must be ID3 tag only.

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Reply from a developer:


From "Multimedia Programming Interface and Data Specifications 1.0" (found at http://www.tactilemedia.com/info/MCI_Control_Info.html or http://www-mmsp.ece.mcgill.ca/documents/au...ocs/riffmci.pdf ):


An ‘INFO’ list should contain only the following chunks. New chunks may be defined, but anapplication should ignore any chunk it doesn't understand.IARL Archival Location. Indicates where the subject of the file is archived.IART Artist. Lists the artist of the original subject of the file. For example,“Michaelangelo.”ICMS Commissioned. Lists the name of the person or organization thatcommissioned the subject of the file. For example, “ Pope Julian II.”ICMT Comments. Provides general comments about the file or the subject of thefile. If the comment is several sentences long, end each sentence with aperiod. Do not include newline characters.ICOP Copyright. Records the copyright information for the file. For example,“Copyright Encyclopedia International 1991.” If there are multiplecopyrights, separate them by a semicolon followed by a space.ICRD Creation date. Specifies the date the subject of the file was created. List datesin year-month-day format, padding one-digit months and days with a zero onthe left. For example, “ 1553-05-03” for May 3, 1553.ICRP Cropped. Describes whether an image has been cropped and, if so, how it wascropped. For example, “ lower right corner.”IDIM Dimensions. Specifies the size of the original subject of the file. For example,“ 8.5 in h, 11 in w.”IDPI Dots Per Inch. Stores dots per inch setting of the digitizer used to produce thefile, such as “ 300.”IENG Engineer. Stores the name of the engineer who worked on the file. If there aremultiple engineers, separate the names by a semicolon and a blank. Forexample, “ Smith, John; Adams, Joe.”IGNR Genre. Describes the original work, such as, “ landscape,” “ portrait,” “ stilllife,” etc.IKEY Keywords. Provides a list of keywords that refer to the file or subject of thefile. Separate multiple keywords with a semicolon and a blank. For example,“ Seattle; aerial view; scenery.”ILGT Lightness. Describes the changes in lightness settings on the digitizer requiredto produce the file. Note that the format of this information depends onhardware used.IMED Medium. Describes the original subject of the file, such as, “ computerimage,” “ drawing,” “ lithograph,” and so forth.INAM Name. Stores the title of the subject of the file, such as, “ Seattle FromAbove.”IPLT Palette Setting. Specifies the number of colors requested when digitizing animage, such as “ 256.”IPRD Product. Specifies the name of the title the file was originally intended for,such as “Encyclopedia of Pacific Northwest Geography.”ISBJ Subject. Describes the conbittents of the file, such as “Aerial view ofSeattle.”ISFT Software. Identifies the name of the software package used to create the file,such as “Microsoft WaveEdit.”ISHP Sharpness. Identifies the changes in sharpness for the digitizer required toproduce the file (the format depends on the hardware used).ISRC Source. Identifies the name of the person or organization who supplied theoriginal subject of the file. For example, “ Trey Research.”ISRF Source Form. Identifies the original form of the material that was digitized,such as “ slide,” “ paper,” “map,” and so forth. This is not necessarily thesame as IMED.ITCH Technician. Identifies the technician who digitized the subject file. Forexample, “ Smith, John.”


So, the statement above seems to be true: "There's nothing in the INFO chunk for Album Artist, that must be ID3 tag only." (emphasis mine).




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