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How do I convert from .wav to .wem when using an external audio source?

+9 votes
I have a part of my project that generates a .wav file on the fly while the program is running, and I would like to play it back through Wwise. My understanding is that the External Source Plugin would be perfect for this.

The documentation says that Wwise expects external audio files to be in .wem format. However, the sound files I generate are in .wav PCM format. Do I have to run the Wwise command-line external source generation to convert my .wav files to .wem files? This seems wrong, as I can't ship my application with the Wwise command-line executable included just for this purpose. I would have expected Wwise to load the .wav file as-is, and do whatever is necessary internally to play it back.

What am I missing?

Thanks in advance!
asked Jul 9, 2015 in General Discussion by John J. (190 points)

2 Answers

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I am bumping this because we are also trying to figure out how to convert raw wav data to wem.
answered Mar 17, 2017 by Soundy McSound (220 points)
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Unfortunately, you do need to have the .wem files pre-converted by WwiseCLI (or WwiseConsole, WwiseCLI is deprecated). Audiokinetic didn't think of this use-case. This sounds like you need a feature request: Ask Audiokinetic to allow the playing of .wav files, or give you a plugin that lets you generate .wem files on the fly.
answered Dec 17, 2020 by Eric C. (320 points)