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How exactly is meta-data organized within the files themselves? Are there generic categories setup within the data structure of a .wav, or can they be assigned manually, i.e. differently by each program that makes use of the files?

The reason for the question is that I'm currently embedding meta-data via PT, but I do have plans (eventually) to buy soundminer. I don't want to do all of this embedding now, only to turn around in 8 or 12 months time and have to re-do the entire thing because soundminer uses its own categorization system.

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You might have already seen this but in case you haven't, there are two three excellent posts on the subject on Tim Prebble's website:

You and your Metadata...

Metadata support in Sound Library Apps

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Metadata: Additional Fields?

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@georgi.m, I'm still working my way through Mr.P's posts. There're rather a lot of them. Thanks. –  g.a.harry Apr 4 '11 at 0:49
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