WavPack 4.70.0 alpha version available 2013-04-02 20:08:21 I am in the process of completing the 4.70 release of WavPack and thought it would be a good time for an alpha (built with SVN 300) while I finish tweaking. The impetus for this release was to incorporate some bug fixes that had accumulated since 2009, but I decided to also include a few new features that I had been thinking about.The most interesting new feature is the ability for the wavpack command-line executable to accept existing wavpack files as input (i.e., transcoding). This allows users to easily change the settings of files in their lossless collection. The process copies all tag information from the source, and even allows modification of the tags. Temp files are also used now when overwriting and a verify option has been added, so it's possible to safely do transcoding in-place (although this is an alpha version, so be careful!)Note that care should be taken when transcoding to and from lossy files, and lossy to lossless transcoding is not allowed.This release should generate identical files to the previous release (other than changes from bug fixes) and the performance should be similar (excepting differences from compiler revisions).New features: detect UTF-16LE encoding for tag text files (mostly a Windows thing) use temporary files for safer overwriting option to verify WavPack file integrity on creation (-v) transcoding from existing WavPack files (with tag copy) transition to Visual Studio 2008 (Windows)Bug fixes: seeking to last block failure (after finishing file) memcpy() not always used correctly (Linux targets) unsigned char issue (ARM targets)Windows features ported to Linux: clean handling of ^C console title (with -z to defeat) wildcards in tag specifications 4GB file support on 32-bit OSWindows 32-bit executablesLinux distroThanks in advance for any testing and/or suggestions!