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Title: wave module sets data subchunk size incorrectly when writing wav file
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.4
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: serhiy.storchaka Nosy List: Jeff.Pursell, python-dev, r.david.murray, serhiy.storchaka
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2010-04-04 13:36 by Jeff.Pursell, last changed 2022-04-11 14:56 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit Jeff.Pursell, 2010-04-04 13:36 zip file containing 2 .py files to demonstrate bug
wave_test_write_array.patch serhiy.storchaka, 2013-09-04 13:48 review
audio_write_nonbytes.patch serhiy.storchaka, 2013-10-14 11:43 review
audio_write_nonbytes_2.patch serhiy.storchaka, 2013-11-10 19:49 review
Messages (9)
msg102342 - (view) Author: Jeff Pursell (Jeff.Pursell) Date: 2010-04-04 13:36
I tried to create a 4 second file and only heard the first 2 seconds.  The file size was correct for a 44.1 kHz, 16 bit mono file at 4 seconds, but both aplay and audactiy ignored the second half of the file.  I went to this page and opened the output with a hex editor in little endian mode.  I found that at offset 40, the data chunk size was wrong.  It looked like it was just set to the number of samples.  It should be the number of samples times bytes-per-sample (2) times number-of-channels (1 in my case).  I manually set the number from 176400 to 352800 and that solved the problem for that wav file.

I'm guessing this was just an oversight and the fix will be simple.

I'll attach the code I used to generate the test tone.  Just run python -i and it will generate out.wav with the incorrect field.

I am using pything 2.6.4 in ubuntu.
msg102346 - (view) Author: Jeff Pursell (Jeff.Pursell) Date: 2010-04-04 17:57
Here's my fix.  The left file is the original and the right file is my version.  Perhaps someone should check this patch on a big endian machine to make sure there are no issues there.  I do not anticipate any issues.

<         nframes = len(data) // (self._sampwidth * self._nchannels)
>         nframes = len(data) // self._nchannels
<             self._datawritten = self._datawritten + len(data)
>             self._datawritten = self._datawritten + len(data) * self._sampwidth
<             self._nframes = initlength / (self._nchannels * self._sampwidth)
>             self._nframes = initlength // self._nchannels
msg102349 - (view) Author: R. David Murray (r.david.murray) * (Python committer) Date: 2010-04-04 20:31
Any chance you could create a unit test for this? (The current set of tests is...pretty minimal.)  Also, having the patch in unified diff format relative to the top of the source three would be helpful (although this one is small enough we could certainly apply it by hand, having a unified diff makes it more likely someone will test it).
msg196915 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-09-04 13:48
It's because you write an array of integers while writeframes() expects a bytes object.

Here is a test.
msg199871 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-10-14 11:43
Here is a patch for all three audio modules. After dropping support of string (which is meanless) in the audioop module (issue16685) it can be simplified.

I doubt that this should be applied in maintenance releases. Support of non-bytes arguments in writerawframes() is a new feature.
msg202561 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-11-10 19:49
Here is simplified patch. Added versionchanged tags in the documentation.
msg203032 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-11-16 12:07
Committed in changeset b96f4ee1b08b.
msg203033 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2013-11-16 12:09
New changeset 932db179585d by Serhiy Storchaka in branch 'default':
Fixed issue number for issue #8311.
msg212939 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2014-03-08 17:54
New changeset b72615222c98 by R David Murray in branch 'default':
whatsnew: sunau/aifc/wave writeframes[raw] accept any bytes-like (#8311)
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:56:59adminsetgithub: 52558
2015-02-10 11:48:21serhiy.storchakalinkissue1423 superseder
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2013-11-16 12:09:22python-devsetnosy: + python-dev
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2013-11-16 12:07:43serhiy.storchakasetmessages: + msg203032
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resolution: fixed
stage: patch review -> resolved
2013-11-10 19:49:48serhiy.storchakasetfiles: + audio_write_nonbytes_2.patch

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assignee: serhiy.storchaka
type: behavior -> enhancement
stage: needs patch -> patch review
2013-09-04 13:48:28serhiy.storchakasetfiles: + wave_test_write_array.patch
versions: + Python 2.7, Python 3.3, Python 3.4, - Python 2.6
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stage: test needed -> needs patch
2013-09-03 20:47:49serhiy.storchakasetnosy: + serhiy.storchaka
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