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ORNL DAAC Request for New GCMD Data Format: WAV

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2024 4:35 pm America/New_York
by ORNL - yaxingwei
Hi,

Please help to add a new GCMD data format keyword.

Short name: WAV
Long name: Waveform Audio File Format

Alternative Labels:
• WAVE

Description: WAV, known for WAVE (Waveform Audio File Format), is a subset of Microsoft’s Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) specification for storing digital audio files. The format doesn’t apply any compression to the bitstream and stores the audio recordings with different sampling rates and bitrates. It has been and is one of the standard formats for audio CDs. WAV files are larger in size as compared to new audio file formats such as MP3. WAV files provide the highest possible sound quality, making it the most suitable format for applications with critical audio quality. MP3, on the other hand, loses some of the original audio data and provides moderate-quality sound. WAV files can be compressed using Audio Compression Manager (ACM) codecs. There are several APIs and applications available that can convert WAV files to other popular audio file formats.

Reference: Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.

Thanks,
Yaxing

Re: ORNL DAAC Request for New GCMD Data Format: WAV

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2024 3:46 pm America/New_York
by GCMD - tstevens
Thank you for your keyword request. We will review it and let you know when it is complete.

Re: ORNL DAAC Request for New GCMD Data Format: WAV

Posted: Wed May 08, 2024 3:23 pm America/New_York
by GCMD - sritz
@yaxingwei your keyword request has been approved and will be published on 5/17.

Scott