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 Post subject: Re: Resonic 0.8.7.1521 Beta
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:12 am 
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smaragdus wrote:
What is good about WavPack? Its low compression ratio beaten even by the mediocre FLAC?

    High compression isn't the my deciding factor for lossless audio. And I used to be a fan of FLAC for lossless audio until someone pointed me to a set of technical shortcomings I'm unable to fairly reproduce now.

    WavPack happens to be in the recommended list by HydrogenAudio, my goto reference for everything related to high quality digital audio.

    Speed and the fact that it alies lossy with non-lossy options are major pluses for me. Would you care to share your reasons to dismiss it, BTW? :?


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 Post subject: Re: WavPack
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:08 am 
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@Midas

No, I do not dismiss WavPack, I appreciate it is actively developed. It is just that for me the compression ratio is more important than the compression speed because compression results are permanent while I do not care that much about the process of compressing. Even small differences in size begin to matter when one has terabytes of audio. In fact my results are similar to the comparison table you mentioned with one exception- in my tests TAK beats APE by a narrow margin. My test results according to compression ratio:

  • 1. OFR (OptimFROG)
  • 2. TAK (Tom's lossless Audio Kompressor)
  • 3. APE (Monkey's Audio)
  • 4. LA (Lossless Audio)
  • 5. TTA (The True Audio)
  • 6. FLAC (FLAC)
  • 7. WV (WavPack)
  • 8. M4A (ALAC - Apple Lossless Audio Codec)

My personal favourites- Monkey's Audio and OptimFROG. Since I do not care for lossy compression I do not care for hybrid mode either. In fact I have WV files in my audio collection- several torrents in WavPack format.


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 Post subject: Re: Resonic 0.8.7.1521 Beta
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:25 pm 
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smaragdus wrote:
Resonic is now nag-ware:
I could not find the new "Nag" feature in the change log. For me Resonic is a hopeless player and the new "Nag" features puts an end to my tests.

It shows once per update and has been around for a few versions. And you keep coming back to this thread for every single new release hating on a 'hopeless' player.

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Being one of the best non-lossy formats, improvements for WavPack processing are highly welcome. Great job! 8)

+1. One of the few excellent formats that successfully go beyond consumer audio imho, great for 32-bit float and many in-between formats! Also keeps the wav structure untouched.


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