wavPack lossy which way 2006-04-29 19:24:45 For the future I plan to do my encodings using very high bitrate mp3 as a rule and wavPack lossy for very high quality cds.I want to use it on my Rockbox powered DAP, so battery life is an issue apart from quality. Disc space isn't cause after having most of my music encoded with high bitrate mp3 just 6GB of my 40GB iRiver H140 are filled.As for wavPack lossy I have some experience, but not very much, with problem samples as well as real life encodings from my musical archive.As for that I know I do not want to go below 350 kbps, and I do not want to use fast mode. I also know badvilbel is a sample that requires 512 kbps to get transparent (to me).On the other hand I know -b352x is sufficient to make any other problem sample I tried at least not-at-all-annoying, and usually this yields pefect quality to me with 'normal' music.So -b352x.... is my favoured candidate so far.I'm a bit uncertain as for noise shaping.My own little experiments have shown that when quality is very high though not perfect, -s0.5 is slightly superior to -s0, and -s0 is slightly superior to the default setting. -s0 anyway is attractive because of it's being non-biased. @shadowking (in case you read this - hope you do): you would prefer -b352xs0 over -b352xs0.5, wouldn't you? (and you have certainly more experience with wavPack than I have). And you would prefer l/r stereo over m/s stereo? Guess your advice is to use -b352xis0j0, right? Can you tell about your preference for l/r stereo?For a precise question to everybody who'd like to help with his experience:Can I do better than using -b352xis0 for the framework I described?