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Description Wavpack files are unique, they have the option of being lossless, lossy, or hybrid (a combination of both).
  • Lossless - audio is compressed but no quality is lost, so the exact original audio file can be retrieved when uncompressed,
  • Lossy - quality is lost (for ever) when compressing, like mp3,
  • Hybrid - two files are written out, .wv (normal wavepack) and .wvc which is a correction file. When the two files are present together the audio is decoded as Lossless, when the .wvc is taken away (and stored) the remaining small .wv file gives out Lossy audio,
Download     Wavpack Codec (251 KB) Version     Release 4 (using Wavpack 4.3.1)
Decodes       .wv .wvc Encodes   .wv .wvc
Author          Illustrate Email       Email dBpoweramp
Homepage    WavPack Audio Compression