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WAVPACK(1)		  WavPack Executable Programs		    WAVPACK(1)

       wavpack - encode	audio files to wavpack

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

       wavpack encodes the specified source file(s) into WavPack files using
       the options provided. The source	files may be any of the	file format
       types listed below, and the audio data may be either uncompressed PCM
       or DSD (depending on the	format). Raw audio may also be specified (see
       --raw-pcm). The output 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 "-". In the case of transcoding from existing WavPack
       files, all tags are copied (and may be modified with additional args)
       and unless an alternate name or directory is specified, the source
       files are safely	overwritten. To	decode WavPack files back to their
       original	format (or raw audio) use the wvunpack program.

       o   Microsoft RIFF, extension ".wav", includes BWF and RF64 varients

       o   WavPack, extension ".wv", trancode operation, tags copied

       o   Apple Core Audio, extension ".caf"

       o   Sony	Wave64,	extension ".w64"

       o   Philips DSDIFF, extension ".dff"

       o   Sony	DSD Stream, extension ".dsf"

	   Adobe Audition (CoolEdit) mode for 32-bit floats

	   allow tag data up to	16 MB (embedding > 1 MB	is not recommended for
	   portable devices and	may not	work with some programs	including
	   WavPack pre-4.70)

	   enable hybrid compression, n	= 2.0 to 23.9 bits/sample, or n	=
	   24-9600 kbits/second	(kbps),	not available with DSD audio

	   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
	   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

	   use cross-channel correlation in hybrid mode	(on by default in
	   lossless mode and with -cc option)

	   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 mode)

	   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)

	   import applicable tag items from ID3v2.3 tag	present	in DSF (and
	   other) files	into APEv2 tag (if there are > 1 MB cover images
	   present add --allow-huge-tags to include them, and -r if you	do not
	   want	large images appearing twice in	the WavPack file, although
	   this	will remove the	entire original	ID3v2 tag)

	   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	already

       -o OUTFILE
	   specify output filename (only if single source file)	or target
	   directory (must exist)

	   encode unassigned channels into stereo pairs

	   pre-quantize	samples	to bits	depth BEFORE encoding and MD5
	   calculation (common use would be --pre-quantize=20 for 24-bit or
	   float material recorded with	typical	converters)

	   quiet (keep console output to a minimum)

	   remove file headers (file-appropriate headers will be regenerated
	   during unpacking)

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

	   input data is raw pcm with specified	sample-rate, bit-depth
	   (float,unsigned,signed), number of channels,	and endianness
	   (defaulted parameters may be	omitted, specify bits=1	for DSD)

	   skip	begin bytes before encoding raw	PCM (header) and skip end
	   bytes at the	EOF (trailer)

	   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)

	   verify output file integrity	after write (not for piped output)

	   write program version to stdout

       -w Encoder
	   write actual	encoder	metadata to APEv2 tag (e.g., "Encoder=WavPack

       -w Settings
	   write actual	user settings metadata to APEv2	tag (e.g.,

       -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

	   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!)

	   don't set (n	= 0 or omitted)	or set (n = 1) console title to
	   indicate progress (leaves "WavPack Completed")

       wvunpack(1), wvgain(1), wvtag(1)

       Please visit for	more information

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

       Sebastian Dr~A<paragraph>ge <>
	   Original author

       David Bryant <>

       Copyright (C) 2005 Sebastian DrA<paragraph>ge
       Copyright (C) 2021 David	Bryant

WavPack	5.4.0			  2021-01-10			    WAVPACK(1)


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