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Can't figure out how to encode with win32 app.
The manual is rather confusing to me. Please explain what to replace with adresses of tracks step by step. Thanks in advance.

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Can't figure out how to encode with win32 app.
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In addition, when I type --help, it doesn't work...

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Can't figure out how to encode with win32 app.
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Too little information to really understand what you're doing, anyway:

A) to encode a supported source file (virtually all PCM audio formats including 8, 16, 24, and 32-bit ints; 32-bit floats; mono, stereo, and multichannel; sampling rates from 6 to 192 kHz and non-standard rates) it's sufficient for you to simply type:"wavpack" then the source file name separated by a space and hit enter

B) if you'd like to play with different compression options and decoding speeds refer to the official Usage Guide here:

C) wavpack --help gives you the following:
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 WAVPACK  Hybrid Lossless Audio Compressor  Win32 Version 4.60.1
Copyright (c) 1998 - 2009 Conifer Software.  All Rights Reserved.

    WAVPACK [-options] [@]infile[.wav]|- [[@]outfile[.wv]|outpath|-]
      (default operation is lossless; infile may contain wildcards: ?,*)

    -a                      Adobe Audition (CoolEdit) mode for 32-bit floats
    -bn                     enable hybrid compression
                              n = 2.0 to 23.9 bits/sample, or
                              n = 24-9600 kbits/second (kbps)
                              add -c to create correction file (.wvc)
    --blocksize=n           specify block size in samples (max = 131072 and
                               min = 16 with --merge-blocks, otherwise 128)
    -c                      hybrid lossless mode (use with -b to create
                             correction file (.wvc) in hybrid mode)
    -cc                     maximum hybrid lossless compression (but degrades
                             decode speed and may result in lower quality)
    --channel-order=<list>  specify (comma separated) channel order if not
                             Microsoft standard (which is FL,FR,FC,LFE,BL,BR,
                             specify '...' to indicate that channels are not
                             assigned to specific speakers, or terminate list
                             with '...' to indicate that any channels beyond
                             those specified are unassigned
    -d                      delete source file if successful (use with caution!)

    -e                      create self-extracting executable with .exe
                             extension, requires wvself.exe in path
    -f                      fast mode (faster encode and decode, but some
                             compromise in compression ratio)
    -h                      high quality (better compression ratio, but slower
                             encode and decode than default mode)
    -hh                     very high quality (best compression, but slowest
                             and NOT recommended for portable hardware use)
    --help                  this extended help display
    -i                      ignore length in wav header (no pipe output allowed)

    -jn                     joint-stereo override (0 = left/right, 1 = mid/side)

    -l                      run at lower priority for smoother multitasking
    -m                      compute & store MD5 signature of raw audio data
    --merge-blocks          merge consecutive blocks with equal redundancy
                             (used with --blocksize option and is useful for
                             files generated by the lossyWAV program or
                             decoded HDCD files)
    -n                      calculate average and peak quantization noise
                             (for hybrid mode only, reference fullscale sine)
    --no-utf8-convert       don't recode passed tags from local encoding to
                             UTF-8, assume they are in UTF-8 already.
    --optimize-mono         optimization for stereo files that are really mono
                             (result may be incompatible with older decoders)
    -p                      practical float storage (also affects 32-bit
                             integers, no longer technically lossless)
    --pair-unassigned-chans encode unassigned channels into stereo pairs
    -q                      quiet (keep console output to a minimum)
    -r                      generate a new RIFF wav header (removes any
                             extra chunk info from existing header)
    --raw-pcm               input data is raw pcm (44100 Hz, 16-bit, 2-ch)
    --raw-pcm=sr,bps,ch     input data is raw pcm with specified sample rate,
                             sample bit depth, and number of channels
                             (specify 32f for 32-bit floating point data)
    -sn                     override default noise shaping where n is a float
                             value between -1.0 and 1.0; negative values move noise
                             lower in freq, positive values move noise higher
                             in freq, use '0' for no shaping (white noise)
    -t                      copy input file's time stamp to output file(s)
    --use-dns               force use of dynamic noise shaping (hybrid mode only)
    -w "Field=Value"        write specified text metadata to APEv2 tag
    -w "Field=@file.ext"    write specified text metadata from file to APEv2
                             tag, normally used for embedded cuesheets and logs
                             (field names "Cuesheet" and "Log")
    --write-binary-tag "Field=@file.ext"
                            write the specified binary metadata file to APEv2
                             tag, normally used for cover art with the specified

                             field name "Cover Art (Front)"
    -x[n]                   extra encode processing (optional n = 1 to 6, 1=default)
                             -x1 to -x3 to choose best of predefined filters
                             -x4 to -x6 to generate custom filters (very slow!)
    -y                      yes to all warnings (use with caution!)

     Visit for latest version and complete information
WavPack 5.1.0 -b384hx6cmv / qaac 2.63 -V 100

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Can't figure out how to encode with win32 app.
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Thanks for help.