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Extended WAVE I/O

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Pure python support for reading and writing extended WAVE formats.

The wave module in Python’s standard library doesn’t support a number of useful formats and encodings, notably IEEE floats. Ewave is a small, simple solution written in pure Python that provides a number of enhanced features:

  • Floating point formats

  • Extensible formats (> 2 channels, larger bit depths)

  • Read and write using memory mapping for simple, speedy access to large files

  • Read directly to numpy arrays

  • Data appended to existing files in read/write modes can be immediately accessed

  • Rescaling of data for different encodings and bit depths

  • Supports Python context managers for cleaner resource semantics

Requirements and installation

The current version of ewave requires Python 3.7+ and numpy 1.19+.

To install, run pip install . in the source directory, or pip install ewave.

Usage

There are some notable differences between the ewave interface and the standard library wave module. There’s only a single class that manages both reading and writing, and a number of the properties have changed names and behaviors. Importantly, the read method by default returns a numpy memmap to the data in the file. This provides faster access to large files and allows writing data in place.

For example, to write a second of stereo white noise in floating point format and then rescale it in place:

import ewave
from numpy import random
data = random.randn(48000,2)
with ewave.open("myfile.wav","w+",sampling_rate=48000,dtype='f',nchannels=2) as fp:
    fp.write(data)
    # rescale the data by 50%
    fp.read(memmap='r+') *= 0.5

Testing

Ewave has been tested on a large number of different WAVE formats and comes with a fairly extensive unit test suite. To run unit tests on files, place them in the ‘test’ subdirectory and run pytest. You can also place unsupported or invalid files in the ‘unsupported’ directory to test whether ewave rejects them correctly. Bug reports are always appreciated.

Licence and acknowledgements

Ewave is based heavily on the original wave module in the Python standard library and is released under the same Python Software Foundation Licence (http://opensource.org/licenses/python-2.0)

Information about the WAVE formats supported by this module was extensively gleaned from http://www-mmsp.ece.mcgill.ca/documents/audioformats/wave/wave.html.

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