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WavPack 5.3.0

About WavPack

WavPack is an open, royalty-free audio encoder that can operate in three modes: lossless, lossy and hybrid. In hybrid mode, the encoder creates an audio file with lossy compression and a special correction file that allows you to restore the original sound without losing quality.

WavPack encoded audio files have a .wv extension, corrections files have a .wvc extension.

As input files, WavPack accepts WAV, WV, WavPack), CAF (Core Audio Format), W64 (Sony Wave64), DFF (Philips DSDIFF), DSF (Sony DSD stream). If you want to convert other audio files (eg FLAC, ALAC) to WavPack format, you should first convert these files to one of the formats supported by the WavPack encoder. You can do this with ffmpeg or my free Audio Extractor.

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ZIP files contain the following executables:

  • wavpack.exe - WavPack encoder
  • wvunpack.exe - WavPack decoder
  • wvtag.exe - metadata editor
  • wvtag - normalize the volume level

Basic usage

Converting WAV file to the lossless WW file using default encoder settings, without specifying the output file name:
wavpack MyFile.wav
The output file will be MyFile.wv

Converting WAV file to the lossless WV file using the default encoder settings specifying the output file name:
wavpack file.wav output_file.wv

Hybrid WAV to VW file compression using bitrate = 256 kbit/s:
wavpack -b256 -c file.wav output_file.wv
The resulting files will be: (lossy audio file) and (correction file).

Lossy compression with bitrate = 256 kbit/s:
wavpack -b256 file.wav output_file.wv

Decoding WV file to WAV, without specifying the output file name:
wvunpack MyFile.wv
The output file will be MyFile.wav

Decoding WV file to WAV specifying the output file name:
wvunpack file.wv output_file.wav

Decoding all WV files from the current directory:
wvunpack *.wv

Display detailed information about WV file (without decoding):
wvunpack -ss file.wv

Compilation info

Cross-compiled on Xubuntu 20.04
libwavpack 5.3.0
GCC version: 10.1.0
jp, 2020.08.09

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