[linux-audio-dev] light C++ set for WAV

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Thu Jul 13 19:21:50 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-07-13 at 21:11 +0200, Dirk Jagdmann wrote:
> > Libsndsfile is plain C, but will do what you want without any fuss. 
> > You could write a WAV specific C++ wrapper on top of this in a few minutes.
> libsndfile is superb, but sometimes you don't want to link against 
> external libraries in your code. I have some structs/classes which I use 
> if in-memory-handling of wav files is sufficient. You can have a look at 
> them at:
> http://cubic.org/~doj/ebay/wav.tar.gz
> If you have to handle large files you should go the libsndfile way.
please don't make this mistake.

after 5 years of doing its own audio file handling, ardour finally
switched to using libsndfile for everything. 

you may think you know your applications limitations and don't need
libsndfile, but i claim that you're wrong. sooner or later, you will be
asked for, or will realize the need for, a change that will be much
easier if you just accept that the full range of functionality offered
by libsndfile is the place to start.


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