if I download a digitized .WAV file of Curly going Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk, and
strip the first few bytes of info, will that work?
MS .wav files are RIFF (Resource Interchange File Format)--a structured
resource format similar in concept to a Macintosh or GS/OS resource fork
(but without being a forked file). They can contain all manner of
metadata. So getting the waveform data out of them is not as simple as
truncating a header off of them. You have to find at least the first
WAVE chunk (there can be more than one), and its associated geometry
metadata (sample width, sample rate, etc).