SC-02-08 meeting, San Francisco, 2008-10

Report of the meeting of the SC-02-08 Working Group on Audio-File Transfer and Exchange of the SC-02 Subcommittee on Digital Audio, held in San Francisco, CA., US., 2008-10-02

The meeting was convened by chair M. Yonge.

The agenda and the report of the previous meeting, held on 2008-05-17 in Amsterdam, were accepted as written.

Open projects

AES31-1-R: Review of AES31-1-2001 (r2006): AES standard for network and file transfer of audio - Audio-file transfer and exchange - Part 1: Disk format

Assigned to: SC-02-08, Initiated: 2006
Intent: Review, Target: 2011
Current goal: Status report, Goal date: Continuing

No action requested or required

AES31-2-R: Review of AES31-2-2006: Audio-file transfer and exchange - Part 2: File Format for Transferring Digital Audio Data Between Systems of Different Type and Manufacture

Assigned to: SC-02-08, Initiated: 2006
Intent: Amendment, Target: 2011
Current goal: PWD, Goal date: 2008-10

No action requested or required, but see also AES-X162, below.

AES31-3-R: Review of AES31-3-2008, AES standard for network and file transfer of audio - Audio-file transfer and exchange - Part 3: Simple project interchange. including maintenance of annex F

Assigned to: SC-02-08, Initiated: 2008
Intent: Review, Target: 2013
Current goal: Status Report, Goal date: continuing

AES31-3-2008 was published 2008-05-08. No action requested or required, but see New Projects, below.

Development projects

AES-X149: Format and Recommended Usage of the Direct Stream Digital Interchange File Format (DSDIFF)

Assigned to: SC-02-08, Initiated: 2004-09-11
Intent: Standard, Target: 2007
Current goal: Sec formatted PWD, Goal date: 2009-02

Secretariat formatting awaited

AES-X162: Amendment to AES31-2, File-size extension
Project scope: Adopt the file-size extension technique from EBU T3306 as an optional amendment to AES31-2 BWF

Assigned to: SC-02-08, Initiated: 2007
Intent: Amendment to standard, Target: 2008
Current goal: PCFC, Goal date: 2008-11

After discussion, it was proposed to progress the draft of 2008-06-20 to PCFC as soon as possible.


There were no other liaison issues.

New Projects:

AES-X163, "AES31-3 implemented in XML" has been a nascent project pending the publication of the AES31-3 revision, now complete. D. Ackerman proposed that the project should now be formally scoped and initiated. The meeting agreed.

New business:

There was no new business.

The next meeting will be scheduled in conjunction with the AES 125th Convention in Munich, Germany, 2009-05.

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