Re: Byte ranges -- formal spec proposal

Darren New (
Fri, 26 May 1995 08:45:10 +0500

> Well, the most common format, audio/basic, has header information which
> contains magic numbers and the Hz and stuff like that, and technically is
> not a legal audio/basic file without them, though many players will tolerate
> this. I would put this in the same category as HTML; arbitrary segments
> probably are not legal, but viewers might be able to tolerate them.

Huh? Audio/basic is what ISDN uses. It has no headers at all.

>From RFC1521:
The content of the "audio/basic" subtype is audio encoded using 8-bit
ISDN mu-law [PCM]. When this subtype is present, a sample rate of
8000 Hz and a single channel is assumed.

If this doesn't mean the format is "raw", please let me know where the
headers are defined. --Darren