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    wavpack dsd support?

    Does the current wavpack codec offer support for dsd files? I recently tried to convert some dsf files, but ended up with files the exact same size. I'm not sure if that was because of lack of support or just wrong settings.
    I did manage to compress the files using wavepack 5.1 and did get a savings of ~50% so if your current codec doesn't support dsd, I think it would be a valuable addition.
    Cheers

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    Re: wavpack dsd support?

    You were DoP embedding the dsd files in wavpack, or converting it to PCM?

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    Re: wavpack dsd support?

    I'll have to double check my settings, but it should be native dsd all the way through.

    <edit> just checked, since is no option for native dsd in the dbpoweramp settings, so it was set to DoP

    For more info, here's a link to the site where I first found out wavpack supports DSD: https://diyaudioheaven.wordpress.com...ith-wavpack-5/
    The site specifies Foobar, but I have tested the wavpack DSD on my DAPhile server and they play correctly
    Last edited by Trev_L; 09-25-2018 at 12:27 PM.

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    Re: wavpack dsd support?

    DoP is native DSD, by default dBpoweramp does not decode DSD as DOP, it converts to PCM, see dBpoweramp Control Centre >> Codec Settings.

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    Re: wavpack dsd support?

    I do have DoP selected in the codec settings. Maybe that's what's tripping the wavpack codec up?

    I have tried the various compression settings in wavpack and it makes virtually no change in the file size. Also the resulting files seemingly show up as PCM (176400) in the properties - checked using mp3tag.
    The same files, converted using the method I linked to are much smaller and do show as 2822400 in mp3tag - dbpoweramp claims the files are corrupt or unsupported when I hover over them to check their properties.

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    Re: wavpack dsd support?

    We will have to update the Wavpack encoder, I will add to our todo list.

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    Re: wavpack dsd support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    We will have to update the Wavpack encoder, I will add to our todo list.
    Thanks for the update.
    I wasn't quite sure if it was wavpack v5 or v5.1 that added the support for dsd compression. It should be nice to have for people that use dsd files. It offers a decent level of compression - comparable to DST IIRC.

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    Re: wavpack dsd support?

    Hi everyone,

    Wavpack feature to losslessly compress DSD is unique and very useful.

    So if I understand correctly we can choose to convert DSD into "normal" wavpack if we choose "Decode as PCM" in Decoder Options or as DSD wavpack if we choose "Embed as DOP" instead. That's a good news.

    Now what is the solution to convert wavpack to DSD file again or to PCM ? When I try to convert a wv in flac it is written "not configured to handle DSD WavPAck files"

    Thank you !!!

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