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Audio File Formats FAQ

Chris Bagwell,

v4.0, 14 Nov 1998

This document provides a description of how audio files are used on various computer platforms and provides a detailed description of their internal formats.

1. Introduction.

2. Device characteristics.

3. Popular sampling rates.

4. Compression schemes.

5. Current hardware.

6. Overview of file formats.

7. File conversions.

8. Playing audio files on UNIX.

9. Playing audio files on the Vaxstation 4000 (VMS).

10. Playing audio files on a PC.

11. File Formats.

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