I’ve been making vinyl side continuous wav masters with track markers in the wav files for some time, thinking the markers might be of some use in a program that can read them. But I’ve only just tested it, and find they don’t appear to be readable in Pro Tools 10 or in Reaper. Am I missing something or is that just the way it is? Also, is it true the markers are written in a RIFF “cue” chunk?
I’ve also found that when opening any Wavelab 8 generated wav files (with no metadata or markers) in Pro Tools 10, the message is given “filename.wav must be converted to be used because it is not BWAVE/AES31 compatible and current application preferences require that it be.” This doesn’t happen with Wavelab 6 generated wav files (with no metadata or markers). If I add a bwf preset when making the wav file in Wavelab 8, then Pro Tools doesn’t complain. But I wonder what the difference is in the Wavelab 8 vs. 6 files. Of course the preference can be changed in Pro Tools, but the default preference is BWAVE/AES32 compatible to add a file directly to a session.