WavPack Lossy - Arbitrary Bitrates 2005-03-26 20:42:10 I'm just experimenting a bit, for the first time, with WavPack and its hybrid mode. This is probably one of the most innovative codecs that I've seen, and I really hope that some of the portables and such in the near future will support this. (Neuros perhaps?)I'm thinking of using the lossy mode so that I can create files at an arbitrary bitrate that will be completely transparent, and also be transcodable without any perceptable loss. I've read that 384kb/s is "optimal" for this, but for my purposes, I have enough room (for archival of, say, 20 74 min. CDs onto DVD) to go up to about 420 kb/s.I think that this might be safer, but I'm wondering if there could be problems with some applications to use weird arbitrary bitrates like this, in WavPack. I guess my concern stems from the fact that some implementations of Ogg Vorbis don't handle the high-bitrate files all too well.Also, would anyone be willing to argue that, even if transcoding in the future, going above 384 is overkill?