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wavpack can't compress large wav (4gb+)

Hi, I record lots of live concerts to multi track audio (24bit, broadcast wav) some shows can be 4-5 hours and some of the stereo files can get into the 5gb area...
Wavpack does a stunning job when it comes to archiving audio, but it doesnt even attempt to compress these large files. (And I don't want to split them) is there a switch or something else I need to do to allow it?

Thanks

wavpack can't compress large wav (4gb+)

Reply #1
Technically wav is limited to 4GB files. If your .wav files are bigger they are probably some extension. Do you know which? See if you can find a frontend that supports it.

wavpack can't compress large wav (4gb+)

Reply #2
What sampling rate do these files have?


wavpack can't compress large wav (4gb+)

Reply #4
Use a frontend that supports rf64.

wavpack can't compress large wav (4gb+)

Reply #5
RF64 files smaller than 4 GB can be made fully compatible with WAV format.  RF64 bigger than 4 GB cannot. And apparently WavPack doesn't support RF64.

P.S. Many players don't like WV files bigger than 4GB. No problems with decoding and playback, but some problems with seeking.

wavpack can't compress large wav (4gb+)

Reply #6
Ok thanks for the info.

I'm not looking to play these.. They are just being compressed to save space..
Should I ever need the projects again I would decompress.

wavpack can't compress large wav (4gb+)

Reply #7
The current version of WavPack does not support either of the extensions that allow wav files greater than 4 GB, however this is planned for the next major release (which will be fairly soon, with any luck).

wavpack can't compress large wav (4gb+)

Reply #8
The current version of WavPack does not support either of the extensions that allow wav files greater than 4 GB, however this is planned for the next major release (which will be fairly soon, with any luck).


That's great news!!! (If you need any testing.. Let me know!)

Garry

wavpack can't compress large wav (4gb+)

Reply #9
Hi, just wondering if there is any news on this or if i should start looking at alternatives?

many thanks
Garry

wavpack can't compress large wav (4gb+)

Reply #10
I am still planning on this as my next enhancement for WavPack (after I release a quick update for the 4.75.0 release). Unfortunately I've been working a lot on paying work the last two months, which has slowed progress on WavPack. As soon as I start testing something, I'll let you know!

wavpack can't compress large wav (4gb+)

Reply #11
ok great stuff!
thanks

 
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