Measurement Recorder Wave File Compatibility with MATLAB

Created on 2010-11-25 02:40:00

I used the APx500 Measurement Recorder to capture a 24 bit .wav file and I’m not able to load it into Matlab. What can I do to resolve this incompatibility?

Wave (.wav) files saved by the APx500 Measurement Recorder are in the modern linear 24-bit "wave extensible" format, released by Microsoft and IBM with Windows 2000. Matlab uses an obsolete .wav format that lacks the new WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE tags in the file header. You can translate .wav files from the new format (saved by APx500 software) to the old format (to be compatible with Matlab) using GoldWave, an inexpensive DAW solution.

Applies to: APx500.