I would use a tool that can do batch conversions, like foobar2000 or dbpoweramp, then set the appropriate settings (lossless mode, 32 bit float) in the gui.
Edit: saw that you figured it out.Do you actually need winamp at all? Generally one uses floating point for editing. If you're done editing and want to actually listen to the files I would convert them to something more compatible.
Also, is the WV file actually 32 bit float? The option for bit depth when converting only said 32 bit.
Quote from: David the Chansey on 09 October, 2013, 06:12:06 PMAlso, is the WV file actually 32 bit float? The option for bit depth when converting only said 32 bit.http://www.wavpack.com/ read the Features section.4.70 stable is coming soon.
If you don't mind my asking, what is the content that requires such precision?
Noise is all part of the music.
I see that the playback quality will not be improved with 32f since my audio interface plays 24 bit audio anyway.
I just want to keep them as high quality as possible (even if the difference is ridiculously minuscule) and be able to play them back.
soxi float32.wav Input File : 'float32.wav'Channels : 2Sample Rate : 44100Precision : 24-bitDuration : 00:01:34.93 = 4186560 samples = 7120 CDDA sectorsFile Size : 33.5MBit Rate : 2.82MSample Encoding: 32-bit Floating Point PCM
wavpack float32.wav WAVPACK Hybrid Lossless Audio Compressor Linux Version 4.60.1 Copyright (c) 1998 - 2009 Conifer Software. All Rights Reserved.created float32.wv in 2.67 secs (lossless, 79.32%)
soxi float32.wvInput File : 'float32.wv'Channels : 2Sample Rate : 44100Precision : 24-bitDuration : 00:01:34.93 = 4186560 samples = 7120 CDDA sectorsFile Size : 6.93MBit Rate : 584kSample Encoding: 32-bit Floating Point WavPack
I also want to be able to play them without having to make additional converted copies.
By all means keep them, and by all means losslessly compress them - but maybe make 96/24 and/or 44.1/16 copies for listening to.
I want to keep them at this bit rate just for the peace of mind that it's the highest bit rate possible - to be honest - in case I decide I want to use them in the production of future music.
One last question: is 24 bit audio actually going to my audio interface? I.e. does foobar, or any other music player, convert it to 16 bit?
You are mistaken. Not that it matters, but 32 bit float has only 24 bits of mantissa, so it is inferior to 32 bit integer. The only advantage of 32 bit float is that it has a much higher dynamic range, but for audio data this is quite useless.
And like some other folks, I like knowing that my tunes are rendered to their fullest bit-resolution quality possible using 32-bit float.
Hi. I'am new to this forum. Plz help me. I want to convert my .wav files to 32bit floating .wv lossy/hybrid files. Plz tell me the what is the switch for 32bit floating .wv files. eg. I'am using -hhb320x6. Plz help me.