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Guidelines: Embedding Metadata in Broadcast WAVE Files - BWF MetaEdit Help: Explanations of Errors and Warnings

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Error Description
padding An odd byte length chunks exists that is not immediately followed by a NULL byte. This could cause problems in reading subsequent chunks in some systems.
fmt_ For a PCM audio file this means that the technical data expressed in the <fmt_> chunk contains contradictory information.
no WAV header The file does not appear to be a WAV file.
small The declared chunk size of the RIFF chunk is smaller than the file actually is.
no RIFF/RF64 header The file does not initiate with a RIFF chunk.
truncated The actual file size is less than is stated in the file's chunk size declarations. This could indicate that the file is the result of an interrupted duplication or transfer.
chunk is too big, it can not be loaded The total size of the non-audio-data chunks exceed the amount of memory available.
2 XXXX chunks The file contains two chunks of the same chunk id (excepting padding chunks: FILR, FLLR, PAD_, JUNK, and JUNQ).

Other File Errors

Cannot seek input file
Cannot open input file in read/write mode
Cannot seek input file, file may be CORRUPTED
Cannot write input file, file may be CORRUPTED
Cannot create temporary file
Cannot write temporary file
Original file cannot be deleted
Temporary file cannot be renamed
WARNING, impossible to validate the resulting file, file may be CORRUPTED
File does not exist anymore
Old temporary file cannot be deleted
File size would be too big
Internal error

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Last Updated: 12/07/2016