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  • bryant
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WavPack 4.60 Released
Major changes:
  • binary tag support (for cover art)
  • support for up to 256 channels
  • raw PCM input
Complete change list

WavPack download page

Thanks for all your support! 

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Reply #1
A new version of my favourite lossless format is always good news! Thanks for all your efforts, bryant.
1. Attack the argument, not the arguer.
2. Assume good faith.

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Reply #2
Just dropping in to say a big thanks as well for the continued development of such a great format.

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Reply #3
Keep up the good work, David! Thanks for continuing to work on WavPack!

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Reply #4
Thanks!

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Reply #5
My favorite lossless codec! Thank you.

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Reply #6
that's so cool now:

Cover Front/Back, Cuesheet, Log, MD5, Replaygain, Lossless Format ===> Everything in One File.
Packed in with only one cmd-switch and packed out with only one cmd-switch.

can't get any better 
thanks

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Reply #7
Go, WavPack!


Thank you, bryant!
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Reply #8
Congratulations David on the new release!

And thanks for all your hard work 

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Reply #9
Cover Front/Back, Cuesheet, Log, MD5, Replaygain, Lossless Format ===> Everything in One File.


How do you do that? I am ripping LP's with Adobe Audition, and I want to archive the wav as wavpack with the cuesheet and album art embedded. Wavpack is the only compressed format that I have tried that preserves the track markers from Audition. I make a cuesheet-file with cuelist-tool that refers to the wav. I suppose I can just edit it in a text editor so that it refers to the wavpack instead. But how do I embed the cuesheet? And how do I embed album art? My current tools doesn't seem to work - Foobar, CueTools, MP3Tag etc. Any easy way? I am not so eager to use a command-line input.

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Reply #10
Isn't it a waste of space to include binary data such as covers into individual tracks? In many cases it also doen not make too much sence to put ARTIST info since you actually don't know who is playing on the actual tracks... many times it does not say this on the covers...

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Reply #11
I doubt that about 150kb for an embedded cover is that much waste of space...
(less than 0.01% of a typical wavpack file size)

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Reply #12
Let's keep this on-topic please.
Your eyes cannot hear.

  • Xenion
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Cover Front/Back, Cuesheet, Log, MD5, Replaygain, Lossless Format ===> Everything in One File.


How do you do that?


wavpack -m -t -w "CUESHEET=@*.cue" -w "LOG=@*.log" --write-binary-tag "Cover Art (Front)=@Front.jpg"

in my case

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Reply #14
Decided to stop in to say thanks for continuing to develop basically the best lossless format in the world, and for keeping it free.

Cheers
Dhry
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Reply #15
Thanks everyone!

Unfortunately, a bug has been discovered here where if you try to add more than 1 MB of tag data to a WavPack file (from at least 2 binary files) you will not get an error and yet the tags will not be readable (by WavPack, anyway). I have fixed this in SVN and it's serious enough (I think) that a 4.60.1 release is justified. I'll wait a few more days for anything else to pop up, and then do it.

In the meantime, be careful when appending multiple large binary tags!

David



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Reply #16
Thanks everyone!

Unfortunately, a bug has been discovered here where if you try to add more than 1 MB of tag data to a WavPack file (from at least 2 binary files) you will not get an error and yet the tags will not be readable (by WavPack, anyway). I have fixed this in SVN and it's serious enough (I think) that a 4.60.1 release is justified. I'll wait a few more days for anything else to pop up, and then do it.

In the meantime, be careful when appending multiple large binary tags!

David


It's been more than a month since you wrote this, but the website says that 4.60 is still the last version. Did this end up being more of a problem than you expected?

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It's been more than a month since you wrote this, but the website says that 4.60 is still the last version. Did this end up being more of a problem than you expected?

I did fix this right away, and I also found and fixed another bug that could cause crashing when decoding very old (pre-4.0) WavPack files.

Then, with Benski's help, I added embedded album art support to the winamp plugin, which I thought was a nice compliment to the new embedded album art support in the command-line encoder.

If things go well I will try to get the release done this weekend...thanks for reminding me. 

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If things go well I will try to get the release done this weekend...thanks for reminding me. 
http://svn.slomosnail.de/wavpack/trunk/ChangeLog
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Release 4.60.1 - November 22, 2009
I'm sorry if my post is untimely.

I found that "wvunpack -cc" extracts "cuesheet.txt" for all WavPack files (except the first one) when used with Speek's frontend. It seems this is because the replacement code "%a" is not designed for "*" or "@list".

Here are my test results for cue_sheet.wv in the test suite.
  • Setting:
    Code: [Select]
    C:\test>dir /b
    cue_sheet1.wv
    cue_sheet1.wvc
    cue_sheet2.wv
    cue_sheet2.wvc
    cue_sheet3.wv
    cue_sheet3.wvc
    list
    wvunpack.exe

    C:\test>type list
    cue_sheet1.wv
    cue_sheet2.wv
    cue_sheet3.wv
    C:\test>
  • 4.50:
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    C:\test>wvunpack -cc *.wv

     WVUNPACK  Hybrid Lossless Audio Decompressor  Win32 Version 4.50.0
     Copyright © 1998 - 2008 Conifer Software.  All Rights Reserved.


    cue_sheet1.wv:
    extracted cuesheet file cue_sheet1.cue
    restored cue_sheet1.wav in 41.14 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet2.wv:
    extracted cuesheet file cue_sheet2.cue
    restored cue_sheet2.wav in 33.50 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet3.wv:
    extracted cuesheet file cue_sheet3.cue
    restored cue_sheet3.wav in 57.06 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

     **** 3 files successfully processed ****

    C:\test>del *.wav *.cue

    C:\test>wvunpack -cc @list

     WVUNPACK  Hybrid Lossless Audio Decompressor  Win32 Version 4.50.0
     Copyright © 1998 - 2008 Conifer Software.  All Rights Reserved.


    cue_sheet1.wv:
    extracted cuesheet file cue_sheet1.cue
    restored cue_sheet1.wav in 58.45 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet2.wv:
    extracted cuesheet file cue_sheet2.cue
    restored cue_sheet2.wav in 40.23 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet3.wv:
    extracted cuesheet file cue_sheet3.cue
    restored cue_sheet3.wav in 41.30 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

     **** 3 files successfully processed ****

    C:\test>dir /b
    cue_sheet1.cue
    cue_sheet1.wav
    cue_sheet1.wv
    cue_sheet1.wvc
    cue_sheet2.cue
    cue_sheet2.wav
    cue_sheet2.wv
    cue_sheet2.wvc
    cue_sheet3.cue
    cue_sheet3.wav
    cue_sheet3.wv
    cue_sheet3.wvc
    list
    wvunpack.exe

    C:\test>
  • 4.60:
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    C:\test>wvunpack -xx cuesheet *.wv

     WVUNPACK  Hybrid Lossless Audio Decompressor  Win32 Version 4.60.0
     Copyright © 1998 - 2009 Conifer Software.  All Rights Reserved.


    cue_sheet1.wv:
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file cuesheet.txt
    restored cue_sheet1.wav in 43.95 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet2.wv:
    overwrite cuesheet.txt (yes/no/all)? y
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file cuesheet.txt
    restored cue_sheet2.wav in 39.27 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet3.wv:
    overwrite cuesheet.txt (yes/no/all)? y
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file cuesheet.txt
    restored cue_sheet3.wav in 62.44 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

     **** 3 files successfully processed ****

    C:\test>dir /b
    cuesheet.txt
    cue_sheet1.wav
    cue_sheet1.wv
    cue_sheet1.wvc
    cue_sheet2.wav
    cue_sheet2.wv
    cue_sheet2.wvc
    cue_sheet3.wav
    cue_sheet3.wv
    cue_sheet3.wvc
    list
    wvunpack.exe

    C:\test>del *.wav *.txt

    C:\test>wvunpack -xx cuesheet @list

     WVUNPACK  Hybrid Lossless Audio Decompressor  Win32 Version 4.60.0
     Copyright © 1998 - 2009 Conifer Software.  All Rights Reserved.


    cue_sheet1.wv:
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file cuesheet.txt
    restored cue_sheet1.wav in 47.47 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet2.wv:
    overwrite cuesheet.txt (yes/no/all)? y
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file cuesheet.txt
    restored cue_sheet2.wav in 41.88 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet3.wv:
    overwrite cuesheet.txt (yes/no/all)? y
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file cuesheet.txt
    restored cue_sheet3.wav in 38.98 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

     **** 3 files successfully processed ****

    C:\test>dir /b
    cuesheet.txt
    cue_sheet1.wav
    cue_sheet1.wv
    cue_sheet1.wvc
    cue_sheet2.wav
    cue_sheet2.wv
    cue_sheet2.wvc
    cue_sheet3.wav
    cue_sheet3.wv
    cue_sheet3.wvc
    list
    wvunpack.exe

    C:\test>del *.wav *.txt

    C:\test>wvunpack -xx "cuesheet=%a.cue" *.wv

     WVUNPACK  Hybrid Lossless Audio Decompressor  Win32 Version 4.60.0
     Copyright © 1998 - 2009 Conifer Software.  All Rights Reserved.


    cue_sheet1.wv:
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file cue_sheet1.cue
    restored cue_sheet1.wav in 48.34 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet2.wv:
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file [b]cuesheet.txt[/b]
    restored cue_sheet2.wav in 49.38 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet3.wv:
    overwrite cuesheet.txt (yes/no/all)? y
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file [b]cuesheet.txt[/b]
    restored cue_sheet3.wav in 40.69 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

     **** 3 files successfully processed ****

    C:\test>dir /b
    cuesheet.txt
    cue_sheet1.cue
    cue_sheet1.wav
    cue_sheet1.wv
    cue_sheet1.wvc
    cue_sheet2.wav
    cue_sheet2.wv
    cue_sheet2.wvc
    cue_sheet3.wav
    cue_sheet3.wv
    cue_sheet3.wvc
    list
    wvunpack.exe

    C:\test>del *.wav *.cue *.txt

    C:\test>wvunpack -xx "cuesheet=%a.cue" @list

     WVUNPACK  Hybrid Lossless Audio Decompressor  Win32 Version 4.60.0
     Copyright © 1998 - 2009 Conifer Software.  All Rights Reserved.


    cue_sheet1.wv:
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file cue_sheet1.cue
    restored cue_sheet1.wav in 50.06 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet2.wv:
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file [b]cuesheet.txt[/b]
    restored cue_sheet2.wav in 36.53 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet3.wv:
    overwrite cuesheet.txt (yes/no/all)? y
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file [b]cuesheet.txt[/b]
    restored cue_sheet3.wav in 39.59 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

     **** 3 files successfully processed ****

    C:\test>dir /b
    cuesheet.txt
    cue_sheet1.cue
    cue_sheet1.wav
    cue_sheet1.wv
    cue_sheet1.wvc
    cue_sheet2.wav
    cue_sheet2.wv
    cue_sheet2.wvc
    cue_sheet3.wav
    cue_sheet3.wv
    cue_sheet3.wvc
    list
    wvunpack.exe

    C:\test>del *.wav *.cue *.txt

    C:\test>wvunpack -cc *.wv

     WVUNPACK  Hybrid Lossless Audio Decompressor  Win32 Version 4.60.0
     Copyright © 1998 - 2009 Conifer Software.  All Rights Reserved.


    cue_sheet1.wv:
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file cue_sheet1.cue
    restored cue_sheet1.wav in 48.08 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet2.wv:
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file [b]cuesheet.txt[/b]
    restored cue_sheet2.wav in 31.41 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet3.wv:
    overwrite cuesheet.txt (yes/no/all)? y
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file [b]cuesheet.txt[/b]
    restored cue_sheet3.wav in 43.24 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

     **** 3 files successfully processed ****

    C:\test>dir /b
    cuesheet.txt
    cue_sheet1.cue
    cue_sheet1.wav
    cue_sheet1.wv
    cue_sheet1.wvc
    cue_sheet2.wav
    cue_sheet2.wv
    cue_sheet2.wvc
    cue_sheet3.wav
    cue_sheet3.wv
    cue_sheet3.wvc
    list
    wvunpack.exe

    C:\test>del *.wav *.cue *.txt

    C:\test>wvunpack -cc @list

     WVUNPACK  Hybrid Lossless Audio Decompressor  Win32 Version 4.60.0
     Copyright © 1998 - 2009 Conifer Software.  All Rights Reserved.


    cue_sheet1.wv:
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file cue_sheet1.cue
    restored cue_sheet1.wav in 45.34 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet2.wv:
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file [b]cuesheet.txt[/b]
    restored cue_sheet2.wav in 30.59 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    cue_sheet3.wv:
    overwrite cuesheet.txt (yes/no/all)? y
    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file [b]cuesheet.txt[/b]
    restored cue_sheet3.wav in 41.38 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

     **** 3 files successfully processed ****

    C:\test>dir /b
    cuesheet.txt
    cue_sheet1.cue
    cue_sheet1.wav
    cue_sheet1.wv
    cue_sheet1.wvc
    cue_sheet2.wav
    cue_sheet2.wv
    cue_sheet2.wvc
    cue_sheet3.wav
    cue_sheet3.wv
    cue_sheet3.wvc
    list
    wvunpack.exe

    C:\test>del *.wav *.cue *.txt

    C:\test>for %a in (*.wv) do wvunpack -cc %a

    C:\test>wvunpack -cc cue_sheet1.wv

     WVUNPACK  Hybrid Lossless Audio Decompressor  Win32 Version 4.60.0
     Copyright © 1998 - 2009 Conifer Software.  All Rights Reserved.

    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file cue_sheet1.cue
    restored cue_sheet1.wav in 47.17 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    C:\test>wvunpack -cc cue_sheet2.wv

     WVUNPACK  Hybrid Lossless Audio Decompressor  Win32 Version 4.60.0
     Copyright © 1998 - 2009 Conifer Software.  All Rights Reserved.

    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file cue_sheet2.cue
    restored cue_sheet2.wav in 50.28 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    C:\test>wvunpack -cc cue_sheet3.wv

     WVUNPACK  Hybrid Lossless Audio Decompressor  Win32 Version 4.60.0
     Copyright © 1998 - 2009 Conifer Software.  All Rights Reserved.

    extracted tag "cuesheet" to file cue_sheet3.cue
    restored cue_sheet3.wav in 70.08 secs (lossless, 92.75%)

    C:\test>dir /b
    cue_sheet1.cue
    cue_sheet1.wav
    cue_sheet1.wv
    cue_sheet1.wvc
    cue_sheet2.cue
    cue_sheet2.wav
    cue_sheet2.wv
    cue_sheet2.wvc
    cue_sheet3.cue
    cue_sheet3.wav
    cue_sheet3.wv
    cue_sheet3.wvc
    list
    wvunpack.exe

    C:\test>
P.S. Maybe it's not bad for WvGain to have "--help" or "-t"? 
Code: [Select]
                        WAVPACK                 WVUNPACK                WVGAIN
Audition                -a
album mode                                                              -a
blindly decode                                  -b
hybrid                  -bn
block size              --blocksize=n
hybrid                  -c
cuesheet                                        -c
clean values                                                            -c
hybrid                  -cc
cuesheet                                        -cc
channel order          --channel-order=<list>
delete source          -d                      -d
display values                                                          -d
self-extracting        -e
fast                    -f
high                    -h
high                    -hh
help                    --help                  --help
ignore length          -i
ignore .wvc                                    -i                      -i
joint-stereo            -jn
lower priority          -l                      -l                      -l
MD5                    -m                      -m
merge blocks            --merge-blocks
quantization noise      -n
new files only                                                          -n
don't recode to UTF-8  --no-utf8-convert      --no-utf8-convert
optimization for mono  --optimize-mono
practical float storage -p
unassigned to stereo    --pair-unassigned-chans
quiet                  -q                      -q                      -q
new RIFF wav header    -r
raw audio decode                                -r
raw pcm                --raw-pcm
raw pcm                --raw-pcm=sr,bps,ch
display summary/values                          -s                      -s
start at sample/time                            --skip=[sample|time]
noise shaping          -sn
display summary                                -ss
time stamp              -t                      -t
stop at sample/time                            --until=[+|-][sample|time]
dynamic noise shaping  --use-dns
verify                                          -v
regenerate .wav header                          -w
write text metadata    -w "Field=Value"
write text metadata    -w "Field=@file.ext"
write binary metadata  --write-binary-tag "Field=@file.ext"
extra                  -x[n]
extract tag field                              -x "Field"
extract tag field                              -xx "Field[=file]"
yes                    -y                      -y

WavPack 4.60 Released
Reply #19
Yeah the latest version is still 4.60 at your website. Is version 4.60.1 will be released soon?

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Reply #20
I'm sorry if my post is untimely.

I found that "wvunpack -cc" extracts "cuesheet.txt" for all WavPack files (except the first one) when used with Speek's frontend. It seems this is because the replacement code "%a" is not designed for "*" or "@list".

Actually your post is very timely because I tried to finish the release last night, but didn't! So now all I have to do is fix this bug you found and update the changelog rather than do another release... 

BTW, thanks for the very detailed description...I really appreciate you bringing this to my attention.

By "-t" for wvgain I assume you mean to leave the timestamps the same (because there's not really anything to copy them from). Yeah, I agree, that would be nice.

David

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Reply #21
Yeah the latest version is still 4.60 at your website. Is version 4.60.1 will be released soon?

My best guess at this point is next weekend, but at least it won't need to be 4.60.2! 

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Reply #22
Thanks for the reply. 

By "-t" for wvgain I assume you mean to leave the timestamps the same (because there's not really anything to copy them from).

Oh yes! I'm glad my words made sense.

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Reply #23
I have released 4.60.1 to correct a few issues found in 4.60.0 and also to add a couple minor things:
  • filename specs in tag extractions failed in batch operations
  • allowed creation of APEv2 tags > 1 MB (which we can't read)
  • crash when decoding old WavPack files (pre version 4.0)
  • updated Linux man pages and included them in the distribution
  • added versioning information to the Windows DLL (through properties)
Also, I released version 2.7 of the winamp plugin that supports cover art.

Complete change list

WavPack download page

Thanks again everyone for your patience! 

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Reply #24
I waited for that update very eagerly, so thank you very much, bryant.

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added versioning information to the Windows DLL (through properties)
In my eyes a great and very usefully new feature!

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allowed creation of APEv2 tags > 1 MB (which we can't read)
If I want to add several pictures: which maximal file size limit I should bear in mind now?

Sorry for my English.
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