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14.5 wave -- Read and write WAV files

The wave module provides a convenient interface to the WAV sound format. It does not support compression/decompression, but it does support mono/stereo.

The wave module defines the following function and exception:

 
open( file[, mode])
If file is a string, open the file by that name, other treat it as a seekable file-like object. mode can be any of
'r', 'rb'
Read only mode.
'w', 'wb'
Write only mode.
Note that it does not allow read/write WAV files.

A mode of 'r' or 'rb' returns a Wave_read object, while a mode of 'w' or 'wb' returns a Wave_write object. If mode is omitted and a file-like object is passed as file, file.mode is used as the default value for mode (the "b" flag is still added if necessary).

 
openfp( file, mode)
A synonym for open(), maintained for backwards compatibility.

 

exception Error
An error raised when something is impossible because it violates the WAV specification or hits an implementation deficiency.

 

  

 

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