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.pcm file to .wav format
post Mar 5 2010, 06:30
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I'm working on converting a .pcm file to a .wav file with GoldWave. I'm not sure if any other programs out there support headerless raw file types, but anyway I'm not able to hear a clean version of the file. I tried opening the file as raw, 16-bit sound with a 44.1 kHz sampling rate. All I hear is a high-pitched squeal, similar to the way rewinding an old video tape sounds, so I'm assuming the sampling rate is too high.

Any tips for playing PCM files?

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post Mar 5 2010, 07:12
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You probably have either the bit depth, sampling rate, stereo or endianness wrong. Try a few other combinations until you get one that sounds like audio.

FWIW I've done this lots of times using SoX to put raw PCM back into a .WAV file.
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