A little aside from this: I am wondering if I am the only person who cannot get the new Wavpack running with qaac under Wine and Linux? A slightly rambling bug report here... Nice to know if I am the only one.
Never mind the latest official dlls have solved the issue
foobar2000 can handle DSD as DSD stream and output it to a DAC… but not natively. The foo_input_sacd allows this. And it works well. The external DAC may indicate what kind of stream is decoded (PCM, DSD, resolution…) and it confirms that DSD playback is possible with DSF, DFF, SACD-ISO.I can not try anymore, because my DAC is dead. But I'm sure there must be a way to handle Wavpack DSD as DSD
You have to convert the dsf-file with the command-line interface to preserve dsd.
@samidare1234When you created the WavPack-dsd Foobar, than this is the mistake. In Foobar it is not possible to convert a dsf-file to a dsd-wv preserving the dsd-content. Everything gets converted to PCM. Look here.You have to convert the dsf-file with the command-line interface to preserve dsd.
wavpack.exe "input.dsf" -hh
Quote from: samidare1234 on 14 December, 2016, 10:08:24 PMwavpack.exe "input.dsf" -hh Yes, this is the correct command to produce a lossless DSD WavPack file. (Actually -h is enough...the "very high" mode does nothing additional, yet).What conta69 was explaining is that you cannot use foobar to do the encode using the converter tool because it will make a PCM WavPack file, which you don't want.
But Foobar2000 with foo_sacd_input still doesn't recongonize the wavpack-dsd as a dsd file.If need I'll make some screenshots.
but for me usability with PCM is way superior. Seeking is instant, playback is gapless, you can use DSPs and ReplayGain. DSD is just an absolutely awful transport format.
Quote from: samidare1234 on 15 December, 2016, 01:47:08 AMBut Foobar2000 with foo_sacd_input still doesn't recongonize the wavpack-dsd as a dsd file.If need I'll make some screenshots.I do not think screenshots are needed, because I think what you are seeing is exactly what is expected.Foobar2000 is recognizing the WavPack-DSD file as DSD, but it is not playing it as a DSD file because it does not know how to do that. Only the foo_input_sacd plugin knows how to play a DSD file natively, but foo_input_sacd does not know about WavPack.If you look in Foobar2000 properties for the DSD WavPack file, it should show <DSD_SAMPLERATE> and <DSD_BITSPERSAMPLE> at the bottom in the “other” section. It does not show that with WavPack PCM files.
Seeking speed or decoding speed?