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Compare WAV files, Compare different WAV files of the same song
Edskes
post Oct 29 2007, 11:19
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I want to compare different WAV files containing the same song, these WAV files come from different CDs from different record companies and the WAV files are almost, but not exactly, the same filesize.
If I use WinDiff from the Microsoft Support Tools that sometimes works, then I see that both files are the same except the beginning and the end or that they are totally different. Only the problem is that WinDiff hangs on a lot of files, so that it doesn't show results.

So now I'm looking for either a better working version of WinDiff or another compare tool with support for binary files, or another way to compare WAV files with each other.
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greynol
post Oct 30 2007, 16:09
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I think you need to mention that you have to switch over to Multitrack View first. It should be really simple once you have one waveform over the other to see if the disc is from the same mastering. I actually use this in conjunction with mix-paste rather than playing back the difference (I've seen tracks with real differences that weren't large enough to trigger the meter).

menno is right, full-scale samples will not always subtract out to zero.

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