Posts Tagged ‘riff container file header’

RIFF files

February 7, 2008

Yet another acronym! Just one more to go along with PAM, PCM, ADPCM, MP3…..

This one (Resource Interchange File Format orRIFF) is a container file i.e. contains more than one type of data.

It is was created by Microsoft and IBM (according to Wikipedia anyway) as a multimedia content file. The header (first section) of the file determines what kind of data is in it. The picture below explains it better than I can.

riff-diagram.jpg

Here is the slide from todays lesson:

riff.jpg

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