WavPack 4.5 beta available 2008-04-30 07:08:19 Finally, the betas are available for the WavPack command-line encoder and the Winamp plugin.The most important improvement for the encoder is dynamic noise shaping which improves the quality of WavPack hybrid mode, especially for those HF-rich samples that used to cause trouble with previous versions. The --dns option from the alpha version has been deprecated and the feature is enabled in most situations (and can be forced with the new option -sd if required). This was discussed in detail here and here.The Winamp plugin is basically all new with much better integration with the newest versions of Winamp, including transcoding and Auto-Tag and full Unicode support. More here.WavPack command-line encoder version 4.50b dynamic noise shaping standard in hybrid mode (except when -cc specified or high sampling rates) param added to -s option (-sd) to force dynamic shaping when not otherwise selected (--dns from the alpha deprecated) added --channel-order option to specify channel order when it doesn't match Microsoft standard added --merge-blocks option for use with --blocksize option when compressing LossyWAV output or decoded HDCD audio increased minimum for --blocksize option to 128 (or 16 when combined with --merge-blocks) reformatted and expanded --help displayWavPack plugin for Winamp version 2.5b added transcoding API (allows CD burning, format conversion, Replaygain calc) allow standard Winamp metadata display and editing to work added API for writing metadata from Winamp (for Auto-Tag, etc.) Unicode support for info box (older Winamps) and media library added option to pass multichannel audio to output added option to pass all audio as 16-bit (for better compatibility) added option to output 24-bit audio when ReplayGain is active changed high-resolution output from 32-bit to 24-bit (allows winamp EQ to work, and probably other things) improved performance of adding tracks to library, especially from network drives fixed bug that caused the seek bar to sometimes vacillate when moved added genre display to info box (for older Winamps)These two betas are together, download here.Also, I happened upon another hardware product with WavPack support! It's the TViX HD M-6500A, a HD media server for home use, and it looks like a pretty nice unit. The WavPack support is mentioned on the Korean version of the product description, but for some reason is not mentioned on the English version. Thanks to everyone for your continued support and especially to those who helped with the alpha test and suggested features and improvements and, of course, benski for your invaluable help on the Winamp stuff!