Update - Generating a phone call from Rev

Richard Miller wow at together.net
Mon Apr 13 14:15:25 EDT 2009

Thanks for this research, Bernd. I'm going to give it a try. I had read 
information on Skype about this problem, but you've provided more detail.

Richard Miller

BNig wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> I realize that you gave up on Skype because of the wav issues.
> Just for the record: on a Skype forum 
> http://forum.skype.com/lofiversion/index.php/t61634.html
> http://forum.skype.com/lofiversion/index.php/t61634.html  I found :
> quote
> I figured out how to make them work. The files saved by skype have a 2 byte
> null extra format string just before the data statement. I was able to open
> a file that I created in Audition that didn't have this padding in a hex
> editor and add it and the file played fine. Be sure to adjust fmt chunk size
> up by 2 (16 + extra format bytes, so 18 <12 in hex>) as well as the file
> sizes. See http://www.sonicspot.com/guide/wavefiles.html for details on the
> WAV format.
> end of quote
> So if this is the problem and someone could find a way to add the changes to
> the wav file then it could work. For someone familiar with manipulating
> binary data it shouldnt be to hard to do. And Rev probably can do it easily.
> Generating the text -> audio file and then audio-> wav file can be done
> relatively easily as described elswhere in this thread. If the wav file
> manipulation works then one could do a Skype version of your text to phone
> call program.
> regards
> Bernd
> Richard Miller-5 wrote:
>> I have tried (very carefully) creating my own wav file to Skype's 
>> format:  16 Khz/16 bit/mono/PCM
>> This gave me the same result: loud static.
>> Any thoughts?
>> Richard

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