What is WAVPACK (WV)?
WavPack is an audio format offering unparalleled performance and functionality. WavPack is unique - it provides lossless, high-quality lossy, and a unique hybrid compression mode.
The lossless mode is perfect for archiving audio data if you mind the quality. WavPack will not lose a bit and you won't have any degradation. The compression ratio varies normally between 30% and 70%.
The hybrid mode solves the problem of choosing between high-quality but large compressed file and low-quality but small file. Instead of creating a single file, this mode creates both a relatively small, high-quality lossy file that can be used all by itself, and a "correction" file that (when combined with the lossy file) provides full lossless restoration. Hybrid mode operates as low as 2.25 bits/sample (or 196 kbps for CD audio).
WavPack has free and open source with easy to use library interface and unrestrictive license (BSD). Besides, you may use intuitive command line interface with wildcards and destination directory. WavPack doesn'n need any large programs or dlls to install.
If you want to play your WV files on your iPod or any other audio player convert them to MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC. Total Audio Converter will help you convert wv files in 3 clicks. Command line is also supported:)
- WV to AAC, WMA, WAV, APE
- WV to iPod, iPhone, iPad
- WV to any cell phone