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bextZ chunk format for WAV

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im loading a wav file and when I go to pull out the format chunk, instead of "fmt" i am getting "bextZ" which I cant read so the file closes and never loads. I have no idea what this format is, nor is there any information on yahoo or google. I need to know if there is either a way to convert it, I have tried Easy cd-da extractor but to no avail, or if there is a way to read in the buffer using the bextZ chunk format. Im using direct sound to load. Any help would be superb. thanks. regards

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Googling for "bext" gave this:

http://duc.digidesign.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=685032&Main=609733
http://www.ebu.ch/en/technical/publications/userguides/bwf_user_guide.php


Edit:
In other words. You are not reading the format chunk. You are reading the "broadcast extension" (bext) chunk.

Edit 2:
The specification of the bext chunk can be found here
http://www.ebu.ch/CMSimages/fr/tec_doc_t3285_tcm7-10544.pdf

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thanks for the info. I was able to parse through the crap info and attempt to load it like i do with non BWF formatted wavs but the actual data seems to be formatted differently which ends up corrupting my stack around one of my char*'s. So Im just going to have my sound guy re save out the sounds differently. Thanks again.

regards

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