Originally Posted by AndrewFG
Hmm. Your statement is not strictly true. Actually the WAV RIFF specification (and also the AIFF specification) does legally allow additional "boxes" to be defined and included in the file format. And one such "box" that is commonly used is an ID3v2 tag box. The problem is that many manufacturers listen to (misleading) statements like yours "WAV does not support tagging" and therefore do not expect to see such "boxes" in the WAV file, and therefore their products fall over when such a box is actually encountered; even when such a box is legally allowed...
News to me. This is the first time I have ever heard anyone say that tagging is possible with WAV files, while I have heard the opposite many times.
If what you are saying is more than a theoretical possibility, or an innovation you've come up with on your own:
1) What publicly-available PC or Mac software can be used to apply tags to WAV files?
2) What publicly-available PC or Mac software displays such tags while playing WAV files?
Most importantly, given the forum we're discussing this in:
3) What will an Oppo do when asked to play files tagged in this manner?
A quick google search showed me that there are
a few programs, like Audacity, dbpoweramp, and AudioShell, that can tag WAV files, but my last question remains unanswered.
Since you appear to have experience with such files, please tell us what happened when you tried to network - via DLNA or UPnP - such files with your Oppo. I know that my BDP-93 will decode HDCDs when given them as an optical disk, but will treat them as ordinary CDs if streamed via DLNA/UPnP.