The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative Announces the Release of BWF MetaEdit

BWF MetaEdit is a free, open source tool that supports embedding, validating, and exporting of metadata in Broadcast WAVE Format (BWF) files. BWF MetaEdit is available for download at SourceForge: BWF MetaEdit was developed by the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative to support its guideline for embedded metadata in the bext and INFO chunks (  The application was developed by AudioVisual Preservation Solutions (
Users of BWF MetaEdit can:

  • Import, edit, embed, and export specified metadata elements in WAVE audio files
  • Export technical metadata from Format Chunks and minimal metadata from bext and INFO chunks as comma-separated values and/or XML, across a set of files or from individual files
  • Evaluate, verify and embed MD5 checksums, as applied to the WAVE file’s data chunk (audio bitstream only)
  • Enforce the guideline (above) developed by the Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working Group, as well as specifications from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Microsoft, and IBM
  • Generate reports that show errors in the construction of WAVE files
  • Choose from command line and GUI, for Windows/PC, Macintosh OS, Linux. See the list of options at SourceForge: