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       wavpack - encode wav files to wavpack


       wavpack [-options] INFILE... [-o OUTFILE]


       wavpack encodes wav files containing uncompressed audio (or raw PCM data) into WavPack
       files using the options provided. The resulting filename will be source-name.wv unless
       overridden with the -o switch. Multiple input files may be specified resulting in multiple
       WavPack files, and in that case -o may be used to specify an alternate target directory.
       Stdin and stdout may be specified with “-”. To decode WavPack files back to wav or raw PCM
       use the wvunpack program.


           Adobe Audition (CoolEdit) mode for 32-bit floats

           enable hybrid compression, n = 2.0 to 23.9 bits/sample, or n = 24-9600 kbits/second

           specify block size in samples (max = 131072 and min = 16 with --merge-blocks,
           otherwise 128)

           create correction file (.wvc) for hybrid mode (results in 2-file lossless compression)

           maximum hybrid compression (hurts lossy quality & decode speed)

           specify (comma separated) channel order if not Microsoft standard (which is
           FL,FR,FC,LFE,BL,BR,LC,FRC,BC,SL,SR,TC,TFL,TFC,TFR,TBL,TBC,TBR); specify “...”  to
           indicate that channels are not assigned to specific speakers, or terminate list with
           “...”  to indicate that any channels beyond those specified are unassigned

           delete source file if successful (use with caution!)

           fast mode (fast, but some compromise in compression ratio)

           high quality (better compression ratio, but slower encode and decode than default

           very high quality (best compression, but slowest and NOT recommended for use on
           portable playback devices)

           display extended help

           ignore length in wav header (no pipe output allowed)

           joint-stereo override (0 = left/right, 1 = mid/side)

           compute & store MD5 signature of raw audio data

           merge consecutive blocks with equal redundancy (used with --blocksize option and is
           useful for files generated by the lossyWAV program or decoded HDCD files)

           calculate average and peak quantization noise (hybrid only, reference fullscale sine)

           don´t recode passed tags from local encoding to UTF-8, assume they are in UTF-8

           encode unassigned channels into stereo pairs

           practical float storage (also 32-bit ints, not lossless)

           quiet (keep console output to a minimum)

           generate a new RIFF WAV header (any extra RIFF info in original file will be

           intput data is raw pcm (44,100 Hz, 16-bit, 2-channels)

           intput data is raw pcm with specified sample-rate, bit-depth, and number of channels
           (specify 32f for 32-bit floating point data)

           override default hybrid mode noise shaping where n is a float value between -1.0 and
           1.0; negative values move noise lower in freq, positive values move noise higher in
           freq, use 0 for no shaping (white noise)

           copy input file´s time stamp to output file(s)

           force use of dynamic noise shaping (hybrid mode only)

       -w Field=Value”
           write specified text metadata to APEv2 tag

       -w Field=@file.ext”
           write specified text metadata from file to APEv2 tag, normally used for embedded
           cuesheets and logs (field names “Cuesheet” and “Log”)

       --write-binary-tag Field=@file.ext”
           write the specified binary metadata file to APEv2 tag, normally used for cover art
           with the specified field name “Cover Art (Front)”

           extra encode processing (optional n = 1 to 6, 1=default), -x1 to -x3 to choose best of
           predefined filters, -x4 to -x6 to generate custom filters (very slow!)

           yes to all warnings (use with caution!)


       wvunpack(1), wvgain(1)

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       This manual page was written by Sebastian Dröge <> and David Bryant
       <>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
       under the terms of the BSD License.


       Sebastian Dröge <>

       David Bryant <>


       Copyright © 2005 Sebastian Dröge
       Copyright © 2009 David Bryant

                                            2009-10-17                                 WAVPACK(1)