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Re: [mg5012] [Q] How to read (and analyze) .WAV files?
Posted:
Oct 30, 1996 12:17 AM


Hi Carlos 
I have the same problem. The closest thing to a solution is the package Miscellaneous`Audio` which has a routine called ReadSoundfile[]. this routine can handle WAV files. As I just said in a recent post to this newsgroup, this package has a bug. It will not read 16bit WAV files, so you must convert to 8bit format or fix the bug yourself. I have not made the attempt yet. It also has the fundamental flaw of being terribly slow. You'll wait about a minute or two to load in a tensecond sound file.
I was going to try the FastBinaryFiles package by Todd Gayley, but I've had some problems getting it going under Mathematica 3.0
Mathematica 3.0 has a sound input/output utility that reads, writes, and modifies WAV files, BUT DOES NOT DO THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP OF ALL, which is to get the data into Mathematica as a list of numbers! How frustrating!
If there is a way to get the data out of this utility and into the kernel, I hope someone will tell me about it. I've not been using 3.0 very long so there may be something I missed. I did try a lot of variations of copy/paste. The sound utility would only paste the sound as an embedded object.
Mark Evans evans@gte.net
Carlos Wexler wrote: > > Hello, > > I would like to analyze some audio stuff that I've recorded with my sound > card. The data is recorded in either mono or stereo, either 8 or 16 bits > per point, and either 8,11,22 or 44 ksps. The programs I have can record > into .WAV files but I don't know how to read them from Mathematica. Any > clues? > > Thanks! > > Carlos > > 



