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Do you use FLAC or WAVPACK?, Simple poll on two of the most popular lossless codecs
Do you use FLAC or WAVPACK?
Do you use FLAC or WAVPACK?
FLAC [ 325 ] ** [54.99%]
WAVPACK [ 222 ] ** [37.56%]
Neither, I use another losless codec [ 44 ] ** [7.45%]
Total Votes: 718
  
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post Apr 23 2006, 13:56
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Please also state your reason why...
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No implementations, maybe?

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I started Lossless with Flac some years ago,
went over to Wavpack,
and switched back to Flac some months ago.

Of course, without transcoding from the one format to the other, just keeping, what I had stored on DVD+R.

Both formats are very well !
So, the decision to use wavpack, or flac, well, both are so great,
yes, and especially bryant is a nice guy and jcoalson has been politely and always active here in forum also, maybe both seem to be an exception to the usual coders;)

So, why do I encode new rips these days to flac instead of wavpack ?
because hardware support will matter sooner or later.
VW (Volkswagen) will build in soon a car radio with flac support, i assume like Volvo the phatbox(or Keg?) or how it is called.
Volvo.
and all the other Flac devices.
So, as my feeling tells me, it is to expect, that in nearer future, sooner or later, every (cheap) device (which could play lossless) will be able to play Flac.
Unfortunately, this is less likely (to my feeling) for wavpack.
It would be great, if Wavpack would get more devices to be played natively.
Maybe, it is time for wavpack, not to concentrate even more on nice (encoding/decoding) software features (wavpack is already great!), but to get it accepted and built into even more hardware than today.

My encoding settings:

Wavpack: -x -m
(great compression ratio with same/similar decoding speed as flac)

Flac: -8 -V
(best compression ratio of flac, though not as good as wavpack -x)

I won't use the -h option for wavpack, though the half decoding speed of -h would still be ok for fast PCs, but maybe unsafer to use in possible hardware devices regarding speed/decoding abilities & battery consumption.
And Wavpack -x & flac are very convenient&fast for transcoding to mp3/Lame eg., or if i ever should transcode to any Loslsess format, which might be played in future by hardware devices.

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- Badass01   Do you use FLAC or WAVPACK?   Apr 23 2006, 13:56
- - senab   I use FLAC. Simply because my old DAP (Rio Karma)...   Apr 23 2006, 14:09
- - keytotime   I use WavPack because of the smaller file size and...   Apr 23 2006, 14:11
- - toology   WavPack because of good encoding/decoding speed an...   Apr 23 2006, 14:25
- - Fandango   Wavpack: higher compression   Apr 23 2006, 15:05
- - Maglor   FLAC, because my iAudio supports it. No other reas...   Apr 23 2006, 15:36
- - esa372   I used FLAC for quite a while, but I recently swit...   Apr 23 2006, 15:43
- - vitos   WavPack - because of better compression and hybrid...   Apr 23 2006, 15:45
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (vitos @ Apr 23 2006, 03:45 PM) Wav...   Apr 23 2006, 16:00
- - jmartis   I've used Wavpack lossy, but I've just acq...   Apr 23 2006, 16:02
- - ffooky   FLAC because it is universally accepted and compat...   Apr 23 2006, 16:06
- - lextune   I use both, for different reasons. I use WavPack ...   Apr 23 2006, 16:11
- - iGold   FLAC because of wide Linux support and embedded cu...   Apr 23 2006, 16:53
- - pepoluan   Between FLAC and WavPack I use FLAC for it's c...   Apr 23 2006, 17:34
- - krmathis   Other -->> Apple Lossless Simply because i...   Apr 23 2006, 18:45
- - Synthetic Soul   This is spooky. I was going to start a new ...   Apr 23 2006, 18:51
|- - Shade[ST]   Wavpack -- I like the name better.   Apr 23 2006, 18:55
- - singaiya   Wavpack for the hybrid feature. I don't use lo...   Apr 23 2006, 19:03
- - Sebastian Mares   WavPack because it's faster.   Apr 23 2006, 19:15
- - slks   FLAC - more support, faster decoding.   Apr 23 2006, 19:24
- - Mo0zOoH   Wavpack: fast decoding, good compression, great su...   Apr 23 2006, 19:32
- - rjamorim   Wavpack. Partially because Bryant is a hell of a g...   Apr 23 2006, 19:34
- - Duble0Syx   I use WavPack. I like the extra compression, alth...   Apr 23 2006, 19:41
- - kwanbis   shouldn't you had inclided monkey, alac, yalac...   Apr 23 2006, 20:01
|- - Synthetic Soul   QUOTE (kwanbis @ Apr 23 2006, 07:01 PM) s...   Apr 23 2006, 20:12
- - gfngfgf   Wavpack, better compression   Apr 23 2006, 20:01
- - My name is Mud   FLAC - partially because my copy of EAC is already...   Apr 23 2006, 20:24
- - Realityfreak   WavPack I like the compression ratio, the decompr...   Apr 23 2006, 20:39
- - Alexxander   FLAC -8 because of the fast decoding speed and nat...   Apr 23 2006, 20:39
- - Menollo   FLAC because: 1. it decodes faster.. (dont know th...   Apr 23 2006, 21:33
|- - shadowking   QUOTE (Menollo @ Apr 23 2006, 12:33 PM) F...   Apr 24 2006, 07:21
- - DreamTactix291   WavPack for a few reasons. Faster compression spee...   Apr 23 2006, 22:04
- - CyberFoxx   Flac, mostly for the better Linux support. Then a...   Apr 23 2006, 23:16
- - fairyliquidizer   I saw an alternative at Ikea called FLATPAC   Apr 23 2006, 23:18
- - rehgf   WavPack, because of better size to decompression s...   Apr 24 2006, 01:07
- - VCSkier   wavpack, largely because of the ability to embed c...   Apr 24 2006, 01:44
- - beto   I switched from Monkey's and FLAC to Wavpack. ...   Apr 24 2006, 02:59
- - jcoalson   can someone fill me in about this supposed "s...   Apr 24 2006, 07:14
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (jcoalson @ Apr 24 2006, 07:14 AM) ...   Apr 24 2006, 12:11
|- - jcoalson   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Apr 24 2006, 06:11 AM...   Apr 24 2006, 17:06
|- - ChristianHJW   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Apr 24 2006, 11:11 AM...   Apr 25 2006, 16:36
- - kjoonlee   I think he needs (but doesn't want) 32kb~64kb ...   Apr 24 2006, 07:21
- - kjoonlee   No implementations, maybe?   Apr 24 2006, 07:26
|- - user   I started Lossless with Flac some years ago, went ...   Apr 24 2006, 10:40
- - sshd   I use both. Wavpack for the handful of 192k/24bit...   Apr 24 2006, 10:36
- - micimaci   WavPack - speed, warm fuzzy feeling   Apr 24 2006, 10:49
- - shadowking   I use wavpack. It is cutting edge technology, grea...   Apr 24 2006, 13:06
- - tpc   I use monkey and have been for the past few years,...   Apr 24 2006, 13:11
- - Zergen   APE High - I use lossless for archive and listen M...   Apr 24 2006, 13:25
- - yane   Recent convert to Wavpack. I was using FLAC for o...   Apr 24 2006, 13:53
- - zombiewerewolf   I go for Wavpack. It's fast and has better enc...   Apr 24 2006, 14:05
- - laneling   Wavpack is better,I think.   Apr 24 2006, 14:17
- - zepoloo   I find the emphasis on speed and compression somew...   Apr 24 2006, 17:41
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (zepoloo @ Apr 24 2006, 05:41 PM) T...   Apr 24 2006, 17:57
|- - user   QUOTE (zepoloo @ Apr 24 2006, 06:41 PM) I...   Apr 24 2006, 17:58
||- - Northpole   QUOTE (user @ Apr 24 2006, 11:58 AM) QUOT...   Apr 29 2006, 03:22
|- - My name is Mud   QUOTE (zepoloo @ Apr 24 2006, 09:41 AM) C...   Apr 24 2006, 19:47
- - snookerdoodle   Flac because plugins were available at the time fo...   Apr 24 2006, 18:36
- - Squeller   Wavpack, good speed, better compression, actively ...   Apr 24 2006, 19:31
- - TimYork   WavPack, because I get better compression with a p...   Apr 24 2006, 19:54
|- - Wombat   Flac. Since my hardwareplayer supports it native. ...   Apr 24 2006, 21:09
- - opeth2112   Wavpack - compression ratio mainly. No player tha...   Apr 24 2006, 21:24
- - Badass01   Is it pretty easy to convert from FLAC to Wavpack ...   Apr 24 2006, 22:21
|- - Synthetic Soul   QUOTE (Badass01 @ Apr 24 2006, 09:21 PM) ...   Apr 24 2006, 22:34
||- - valnar   QUOTE (Synthetic Soul @ Apr 24 2006, 01:3...   Apr 24 2006, 23:41
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (Badass01 @ Apr 24 2006, 10:21 PM) ...   Apr 24 2006, 22:34
- - nyarlathotep   I use WavPack. (Yes I like the red foobar2000 wv i...   Apr 24 2006, 22:31
|- - bryant   QUOTE (nyarlathotep @ Apr 24 2006, 02:31 ...   Apr 25 2006, 05:11
- - Andavari   I use: WavPack (Normal, -m) via Speek's WavPac...   Apr 25 2006, 00:22
- - keytotime   This is the batch file that I use to transcode bet...   Apr 25 2006, 01:29
- - cadash   wavpack, better compression, it is very fast on my...   Apr 25 2006, 01:30
- - ChristianHJW   I love both FLAC and Wavpack. Only reason i am fav...   Apr 25 2006, 02:13
- - Musique-Rabbit   .WV in -h mode.   Apr 25 2006, 02:22
- - Canar   Wavpack, with the -x6 command-line, because I like...   Apr 25 2006, 03:02
- - Cartman_Sr   Not that my opinion counts or anything, but I use ...   Apr 25 2006, 06:49
- - guruboolez   I'm using matroska for most of my videos needs...   Apr 25 2006, 16:51
- - My name is Mud   I thought that Matroska was better suited to A/V n...   Apr 25 2006, 18:48
- - flcpge   FLAC because I'm used to it.   Apr 25 2006, 19:29
- - lex_nasa   Wavpack - better compression and hybrid mode   Apr 27 2006, 12:02
- - Julien   I mostly use Wavpack, not so much for music archiv...   Apr 27 2006, 13:33
- - DARcode   WavPack for speed, compression and hybrid mode.   Apr 27 2006, 19:12
- - Xenion   Wavpack because of its perfect cue-sheet support a...   Apr 28 2006, 01:54
- - miscellanea   past : FLAC for fast decoding. now : WavPack for b...   Apr 28 2006, 02:37
- - mariuszn3   FLAC.. just because I'm keeping all albums in ...   Apr 28 2006, 12:38
- - man   WavPack. Best efficiency, ie. decoding speed vs si...   Apr 28 2006, 13:04
|- - Dhry   As usual, I tried them all. Optim, APE, FLAC, WV e...   Apr 28 2006, 15:37
- - Gregorian   Newbie here & a virgin post! Wavpack rip ...   Apr 28 2006, 19:59
- - xequence   FLAC. I just havnt given any thought to it... And ...   Apr 28 2006, 21:11
- - moi   Using Wavpack. One thing surprised me yesterday th...   Apr 30 2006, 18:00
- - krmathis   moi. A lossless encoder only compress the PCM data...   Apr 30 2006, 18:13
|- - moi   QUOTE (krmathis @ Apr 30 2006, 09:13 AM) ...   Apr 30 2006, 19:29
||- - kanak   QUOTE (moi @ May 1 2006, 12:29 AM) QUOTE ...   Apr 30 2006, 19:45
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (krmathis @ Apr 30 2006, 02:13 PM) ...   Apr 30 2006, 20:09
|- - krmathis   QUOTE (rjamorim @ Apr 30 2006, 09:09 PM) ...   Apr 30 2006, 20:25
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (krmathis @ Apr 30 2006, 04:25 PM) ...   Apr 30 2006, 21:23
- - HotshotGG   Both: FLAC for compatability these days though and...   May 1 2006, 23:38
- - geopoul   Wavpack for me ... ...although I like FLAC too. I ...   May 2 2006, 01:52
- - birdie   WMA lossless with no particular reason. Anyway it...   May 2 2006, 04:25
- - Digisurfer   I'm about to change over from Monkey's Aud...   May 2 2006, 07:48
- - PatchWorKs   I use FLAC (for lossless and Vorbis for lossy) ...   May 2 2006, 09:12
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