WavPack Hybrid is bigger than lossless! 2005-04-19 01:45:24 I thought that it would be interesting to see how WavPack hybrid mode performs on low bitrate material, when using hybrid mode at a bitrate that approaches the bitrate that the material would normally compress to. I guess that it must cap each frame at a certain bitrate, rather than the entirety of the whole file, so that it works not as, say, 420 kb/s for each file, but for each frame within the file.I have some material that is spoken word with soft music playing in the background. It compresses to 420 kb/s with WavPack High Extra, but when I set it to compress in hybrid mode to High Extra -hb420x, the resulting file had a bitrate of 427 kb/s!There was also an additional correction file that was about 10% of the size of the resulting file. I figured that using hybrid mode on material that compressed easily like this would basically have the same results as just using lossless mode, but I guess I was wrong.Could anyone provide details on why this is so? Will this tendancy be improved or changed in the future by any chance? Or am I just really taking the encoder out of its intended domain?