Open Source Software for Batch converting WAV to BWF for free?



Does anyone know an open source software package that can batch convert WAV-files to BWF?
I can only find paid and non open source packages (rematacator for example).
The project I'm working is completely open source and there is no budget, at least not yet :) Since we need to convert 2000 WAV-files, we really need a reliable batch converter.

Anyone have an idea?

Thanks in advance!

Arnoud Traa

Posted 2011-12-20T14:11:14.573

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Do you need to add bext chunk while converting the wav file ? Why do you want to convert the wav files ? – audionuma – 2017-05-17T05:02:47.340

BWF MetaEdit is probably what you need.

– audionuma – 2017-05-17T05:04:42.543



Wave Agent by Sound Devices might do what you're looking for.

Andy Lewis

Posted 2011-12-20T14:11:14.573

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Hi, I actually didn't know it could convert from WAV to BWF! Thanks – Arnoud Traa – 2011-12-20T15:55:01.187

WAV and BWF ? Isn't BWF, Broadcast Wave File then what is simple WAV ? – Abhishek Pant – 2011-12-21T13:58:21.957

1BWF is an extension of a WAV file with an added broadcast extension chunk containing more detailed metadata info. – Andy Lewis – 2011-12-21T15:01:12.953


You might want to look at AudioGate from Korg. Been very reliable whenever i've converted things. I'm not sure you'll be able to convert 2000 files at once but it's worth a try.

Si Charles

Posted 2011-12-20T14:11:14.573

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