Port variant standard
Summary Hybrid lossless audio compression
Package version 5.4.0
Homepage https://www.wavpack.com/
Keywords audio
Maintainer nobody
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Last modified 20 JAN 2021, 04:44:24 UTC
Port created 13 SEP 2017, 05:16:05 UTC
Subpackage Descriptions
single WavPack is a completely open audio compression format providing lossless, high-quality lossy, and a unique hybrid compression mode. Although the technology is loosely based on previous versions of WavPack, the new version 4 format has been designed from the ground up to offer unparalleled performance and functionality. In the default lossless mode WavPack acts just like a WinZip compressor for audio files. However, unlike MP3 or WMA encoding which can affect the sound quality, not a single bit of the original information is lost, so there's no chance of degradation. This makes lossless mode ideal for archiving audio material or any other situation where quality is paramount. The compression ratio depends on the source material, but generally is between 30% and 70% (generally lower for typical popular music and somewhat better for classical music and other sources with greater dynamic range). The hybrid mode provides all the advantages of lossless compression with an additional bonus. Instead of creating a single file, this mode creates both a relatively small, high-quality lossy file that can be used all by itself, and a "correction" file that (when combined with the lossy file) provides full lossless restoration. For some users this means never having to choose between lossless and lossy compression!
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Build (only) libtool:single:standard
Build and Runtime libiconv:shared:standard
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