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amey01
2015-09-01, 04:07
I strange issue I can't seem to find any previous posts on........

I've got a 16 bit / 44.1 kHz .WAV file that just plays back as hiss / white noise.

1. I can play other .WAV files without issue on my SBT.
2. This particular file plays fine on VLC.

What could the issue be?

pippin
2015-09-01, 04:38
Mono?

amey01
2015-09-01, 04:50
Mono?

No - the file is stereo. Is that what you mean?

DJanGo
2015-09-01, 04:51
2. This particular file plays fine on VLC.


1. Dont use VLC as a reference - vlc can play files where parts @ end, the middle or the start is corupt or missing.

bpa
2015-09-01, 05:42
Is it really WAV - could it be AIFF which is also PCM/lossless but has different byte order which if played as WAV produces hiss.

edit:

What does VLC say abouyt the audio format under media information/codec menu ?

atrocity
2015-09-01, 07:00
I strange issue I can't seem to find any previous posts on........

I've got a 16 bit / 44.1 kHz .WAV file that just plays back as hiss / white noise.

1. I can play other .WAV files without issue on my SBT.
2. This particular file plays fine on VLC.

What could the issue be?

Is it possibly a DTS file that VLC is decoding on the fly?

Mnyb
2015-09-01, 13:43
Is it possibly a DTS file that VLC is decoding on the fly?

If you are conected digitally to a home theater reciever adjust the volume to 100% otherwise it wont decode dts or ac3 encoded wav .

amey01
2015-09-01, 15:59
What does VLC say abouyt the audio format under media information/codec menu ?

I did this (thanks bpa)


and below:


Is it possibly a DTS file that VLC is decoding on the fly?

Appears to be the issue.

VLC says
"Type: Audio"
"Codec: DTS Audio"
"Channels: 3F2R/LFE"

amey01
2015-09-01, 16:00
If you are conected digitally to a home theater reciever adjust the volume to 100% otherwise it wont decode dts or ac3 encoded wav .

I'm connected S/PDIF to an audio DAC.

Can I convert it?

Mnyb
2015-09-01, 20:20
I'm connected S/PDIF to an audio DAC.

Can I convert it?

No , it's 6 channels of audio in a lossy stream

Julf
2015-09-02, 01:36
Can I convert it?

You could convert and downmix the file to 2 channels using ffmpeg (or other suitable software).

amey01
2015-09-06, 23:55
You could convert and downmix the file to 2 channels using ffmpeg (or other suitable software).

Done. Tested. Fixed.

Thanks all!

What a marvellous group this is.