WAV Viewer Pro – What’s Behind the Wave

WAV Viewer Pro solution provides a structural representation of the WAV container. Supported is the original Microsoft WAV RIFF format (.wav). Binary hex view is available along with the chunk tree view. Binary hex data editing of chunk data. Along with the presentation capabilities, the WAV Viewer can perform WAV RIFF container validation.

WAV Viewer Pro additionally offers WAV RIFF files verification and validation according to the Microsoft’s WAV RIFF format standard.

The currently loaded file in the WAV Viewer Pro can be validated by selecting “Validation” from the “Tools” menu.

Apart from the manual WAV validation provided in the WAV Viewer Pro solution, Jongbel Media Solutions also provides automated WAV validation in our Media Validator solution.

Main Features

  • Structural representation of WAV file container (.wav);
  • Hex data representation of the file;
  • Automatic hex positioning of the selected chunk;
  • Export of file chunk structure;
  • Hex data editing of the selected chunk;
  • WAV RIFF files validation;
  • Broadcast WAV Format (BWF) EBU – TECH 3285 validation;
  • WAV RIFF AES – 46 validation.

The following list contains some of the container validation check groups used in the verification process:

  • Mandatory chunks absence check;
  • Chunks boundaries check;
  • Non – RIFF chunk presence;
  • Mandatory chunk order;
  • Mandatory elements absence;
  • Zero entries presence;
  • Header parameter values check;
  • Audio silence detection;
  • Audio noise detection;
  • bext chunk check and information;
  • cart chunk check and information;
  • WAV header information;
  • WAV stream format header information;
  • Media Duration information.

Useful Tips & Tricks

You can learn how to validate WAV audio file using WAV Viewer here.

For more useful Tips & Tricks browse our Wiki.

Product Manual

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WAV Viewer Pro’s General Info

WAV Viewer Pro Main Preview

WAV Viewer Pro Main Preview

All container errors, such as important WAV chunks absence, incorrect container structure or invalid header values, pointed as mandatory in the corresponding specification are output as Error Report. All container irregularities, which are not pointed as mandatory in the corresponding specification, but have unusual content are output as Warning Reports. Additionally there is a set of Informational Reports, which deliver more detailed information about the file being examined, such as the stream format, media duration, etc.

WAV Validation Preview

WAV Validation Preview

Each WAV container check can be disabled or enabled or set to another report type, such as Info, Warning or Error. The solution can be applied in wide variety of workflows and with many container format deviations due to its flexibility and customization ability.

WAV Validation Settings Advanced

WAV Validation Settings Advanced

The validation report output can be exported into XML report file, containing the full report information in standard XML format. This allows easy integration of the solution with any digital media workflow and further processing of the report information with any third party systems.

The validation takes only a few seconds for an average long and complex media file to be processed.

Supported Structures

Structure TypeDescription
fmtSound Format Description Chunk
bextBroadcast Audio Extension Chunk
cartcart Extension Chunk
qltyQuality Chunk
factFact Chunk
levlLevel Chunk
mextMPEG Audio Extension Chunk