Monday, May 5, 2014

Escape Sequences in RIFF Files

I find it very interesting that although Microsoft states in their Multimedia Programming Interface and Data Specifications 1.0 that escape sequences like \r, \n, \370, etc. can be used in string chunks in a RIFF (Resource Interchange File Format) file like WAV and AVI, most programs, including Microsoft’s own Windows Media Player, will let these escape sequences pass through unprocessed.