WavPack 4.60.1 for Windows

by David

Avg. Rating 4.7 (93 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 7,615
Publisher David
Homepage WavPack

Publisher's Description

WavPack allows you to losslessly compress (and restore) both 16 and 24-bit audio files in the .WAV format. Unlike "lossy" compression schemes (like MP3) that discard information, WavPack converts the audio data into a more compact form so that the restored files are digitally identical to the original source. It's somewhat like the file compression portion of WinZIP except that because WinZIP is designed for other types of files, it works very poorly on audio data. Like other lossless compression schemes the data reduction varies with the source, but it is generally between 25% and 50% for typical popular music and somewhat better than that for classical music and other sources with greater dynamic range.

Latest Reviews

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v4.50 on Jun 18, 2008

woo hoo, the best gets better.

I really wish it would get more support because it is clearly the best choice still for perfect compression

oomingmak

oomingmak reviewed v4.42 Alpha 2 on Nov 5, 2007

Love it.

My favourite lossless audio compressor.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v4.42 Alpha 2 on Nov 2, 2007

FYI-- no go on Vista. Just a heads up, not a complaint-- as per Supported OS.

fss69

fss69 reviewed v4.42 Alpha on Sep 14, 2007

Underrated format. In my experience, it compresses faster and better than FLAC.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v4.42 Alpha on Sep 13, 2007

Jotti, VirusTotal, and Virus.org did not find anything in this file.

Wavpack is great and just gets better. Lossless is lossless for sound quality, but this is hard to beat for compression and for speed.

pola

pola reviewed v4.42 Alpha on Sep 12, 2007

the file has a virus.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v4.41 on May 9, 2007

Finally a new release!! I just love the job Wavpack does. Compresses your audio with out any degregation (@midnighter_9999-because it's lossless) and does it in a blink of an eye.

I would suggest using it with EAC.

infectiphibian

infectiphibian reviewed v4.41 Beta 3 on Apr 24, 2007

@yokozuna: I tried WavPackDrop with beta 3 today, it's exactly what i was looking for, i only miss an option to select "very high" preset.

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v4.41 Beta 2 on Mar 19, 2007

@infectiphibian

Please, try WavPackDrop http://www.rarewares.org...ossless/wavpackdrop.zip You need to drop wavpack.exe to the folder and voila!

JEdwardP

JEdwardP reviewed v4.41 Beta 2 on Mar 19, 2007

The 4.41 betas introduce some speed optimizations, so the best lossless compressor just got a touch faster.

And it still is the best for now, having outstripped FLAC over a year ago. TAK will likely replace it as my lossless codec of choice by the end of the year, however.

Avg. Rating 4.7 (93 votes)
Your Rating
Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v4.50 on Jun 18, 2008

woo hoo, the best gets better.

I really wish it would get more support because it is clearly the best choice still for perfect compression

oomingmak

oomingmak reviewed v4.42 Alpha 2 on Nov 5, 2007

Love it.

My favourite lossless audio compressor.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v4.42 Alpha 2 on Nov 2, 2007

FYI-- no go on Vista. Just a heads up, not a complaint-- as per Supported OS.

fss69

fss69 reviewed v4.42 Alpha on Sep 14, 2007

Underrated format. In my experience, it compresses faster and better than FLAC.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v4.42 Alpha on Sep 13, 2007

Jotti, VirusTotal, and Virus.org did not find anything in this file.

Wavpack is great and just gets better. Lossless is lossless for sound quality, but this is hard to beat for compression and for speed.

pola

pola reviewed v4.42 Alpha on Sep 12, 2007

the file has a virus.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v4.41 on May 9, 2007

Finally a new release!! I just love the job Wavpack does. Compresses your audio with out any degregation (@midnighter_9999-because it's lossless) and does it in a blink of an eye.

I would suggest using it with EAC.

infectiphibian

infectiphibian reviewed v4.41 Beta 3 on Apr 24, 2007

@yokozuna: I tried WavPackDrop with beta 3 today, it's exactly what i was looking for, i only miss an option to select "very high" preset.

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v4.41 Beta 2 on Mar 19, 2007

@infectiphibian

Please, try WavPackDrop http://www.rarewares.org...ossless/wavpackdrop.zip You need to drop wavpack.exe to the folder and voila!

JEdwardP

JEdwardP reviewed v4.41 Beta 2 on Mar 19, 2007

The 4.41 betas introduce some speed optimizations, so the best lossless compressor just got a touch faster.

And it still is the best for now, having outstripped FLAC over a year ago. TAK will likely replace it as my lossless codec of choice by the end of the year, however.

midnighter_9999

midnighter_9999 reviewed v4.40 on Dec 12, 2006

havent tried it out yet...but does it reduce the quality of the song along with the compression???....most of my music are 160kbps

JEdwardP

JEdwardP reviewed v4.40 on Dec 11, 2006

The re-written x-modes provide faster encoding speed, and its overall excellence continues to outstrip FLAC.

If you archive mono material, such as audiobooks, be sure to use the new --optimize-mono switch.

For those looking for a front-end, I'd strongly recommend Speek's Multi-Frontend, which although no longer developed, still works flawlessly with WavPack and several other codecs:

http://members.home.nl/w.speek/

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v4.40 on Dec 11, 2006

This IS the best lossless codec. Better compression and speed than the more popular Flac and is compatiable with just as many devices

5+*

@infectiphibian
Its best used with EAC althougth there is a NERO version available at the main site if you have and would rather use that

infectiphibian

infectiphibian reviewed v4.40 on Dec 11, 2006

it has impressive compression but is there some gui available for us n00bs?

JEdwardP

JEdwardP reviewed v4.4 Alpha 3 on Oct 22, 2006

When I tested the previous alpha, I didn't even realize the -x switch had been made so much faster. Not that it ever increased compression much, but in version 4.3x, it was too slow for me to even try on all but the shortest tracks.

But with the dramatic speed increase, I tried it, and it saved me 10 MB on my test album. That may not seem significant, but given the number of albums in my collection, it is.

The best just got even better.

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