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Which file compression type would you prefer?
FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec
66%
 66%  [ 6 ]
MP3 - MPEG-1 Audio Layer
33%
 33%  [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 9

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FRESHA



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: FLAC support Reply with quote

Ez again all... I've just been reading on another site about FLAC audio compression that works like ZIP files, I know that MP3 is good, but FLAC could be the next best thing, since it compresses and decompresses at a lossless quality (so you can FLAC a WAV, then de-FLAC back to a WAV with no loss, while if you MP3 a WAV and then back to a WAV, you will lose sound quality). www.dubstudio.co.uk is where I got this info, they are a cutting house in the UK keeping vinyl alive - some other good bits on there too, but this FLAC option could be great if added in

What does everyone else think?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are right, FLAC file format seems very interresting and promising.
MP3 is not a lossless format (like ogg).

We worked on the flac SDK (to add this file support in Wavosaur), but for the moment we failed to compile the source codes, unfortunaltely. Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally WavPack would be the more interesting for me (as it supports 32bit floting point too). Use it in Reaper sometimes.

http://www.wavpack.com


Currently 24bit FLAC rendering is buggy in Reaper: http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=22461
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dandruff, happy to read you again!

For info, WavPack decoder is planed for next release. The SDK is a little bit easier to understand than FLAC.

We have always an eye on all the different file format. It's always a problem of time of coding... We need simple and quick SDK to optimise our own schedule. Wavosaur is not a huge firm.
For Flac for example the total documentation and source codes represent lot's of document to study.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wavosaur Main Developer wrote:
For info, WavPack decoder is planed for next release.


Cool, thanks! It's the only lossless codec I really use/need :)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted for flac, though really WavPack would be equally useful and mp3 would be cool too. Support for lossy AND lossless compression would be great :)

(OT but still on the subject of audio formats: how about support for aiff?)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tommyD, wavosaur has a mp3 support, and import without problem AIFF files.
Let me know if I missed something :)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Everyone!

Been bust recording, so haven't had much time to pop in lately....and yes, Wavosaur is still on the system!

I have used FLAC for close to 2 years and really like it. I just found WavPack a few weeks ago, so I really don't have any thoughts on it yet. But either one is better than MP3, and although I have to upload to sites in the MP3 format, I really dislike what it does to the sound.

I vote for Flac tho, just because I am use to it! Laughing Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wavosaur Main Developer wrote:
tommyD, wavosaur has a mp3 support, and import without problem AIFF files.
Let me know if I missed something :)

Blimey - you're absolutely right!

How the hell did I miss that!? Embarassed

Yet ANOTHER reason to love Wavosaur :)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe what could be packed in 556K Surprised

Please add FLAC support, and thanks for providing neat program

Cheers
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

flac ? is it not dead ?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for FLAC support (at least importing).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FordMustang wrote:
flac ? is it not dead ?


No..... Laughing Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for FLAC - it's too important and widely-used these days.
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