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Seed
post Mar 2 2009, 00:42
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A direct copy&paste from Shy's post on the Musepack forum:

Musepack SV8 has been finalized and the first stable release is out. The new stream version offers many improvements over SV7, to users and application developers alike.


Changes:

- Container-independent format. An SV8 MPC is a container file for a Musepack stream. Raw stream encoding is possible.
- Packetized stream allows muxing into audio and video containers (e.g. MKA, MKV, NUT)
- Sample-accurate, fast seeking independent of file length
- Sample-accurate cutting
- Chapters
- No internal clipping. --noxlevel flag removed, not needed anymore
- Bitstream compressed by highly optimized canonical huffman tables - 2% smaller files and faster decoding
- Streamable
- Cleaned up and rearranged code - libmpcdec, libmpcenc, libmpcpsy


Package contents:

mpcenc - Musepack SV8 encoder. Accepts WAV and lossless source files.
mpcdec - Musepack SV8 decoder. Decodes MPC to WAV or checks for stream errors.
mpcgain - ReplayGain calculator using our new ReplayGain library.
mpcchap - SV8 chapter editor, for embedding chapters into MPC files using info in chapterfile.ini or cue files.
mpccut - SV8 stream cutter, for losslessly cutting stream segments based on selected start/end samples.
mpc2sv8 1.0.0 - Musepack SV7 to SV8 converter. Losslessly converts MPC files encoded by an SV7 encoder.


SV8 specification


Special thanks to:

Nicolas Botti, the main person behind SV8 development, for a massive amount of work during a period of several years.
Peter Pawlowski, for important performance and stability related contributions.
grimmel, for SVN and Trac maintenance and hosting.
Genju, for non-stop binary compilations, testing and support.
Igor Janos / MONOGRAM, for SV8 DirectShow decoder and splitter development, and support.
Andree Buschmann, for code optimizations through his Rockbox efforts,
and everyone who contributed patches, offered advice and helped make the format stable and robust.


Download:

Windows package
Linux package
Source code



Windows users can use the latest foobar2000 which already fully supports SV8's features.

While SV8 outperforms SV7, it's not yet as widely supported, as it is newly released. If you have SV7 files, make sure your application/s supports the new version before converting to SV8 and deleting SV7 files.


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post Mar 21 2009, 16:15
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Arh.......... Sorry i have get this out............
I still remember how many HA members swear by MPC 's quality in the good old days. For those who were old enough to remember it, i cant believe it is now 7 years+ pass by.

SV8 is a dream come true. At some point in time everyone was expecting MPC SV8 will take over the world. Given how it was designed to improve on SV7 's shortcoming.
But it never appeared, and sadly abandon during a point in time. We all thought it was a dream that we will all hide deep in our mind.

Time comes by, Vobris and AAC both have improved tremendously. When we have all forgotten about MPC SV8, and we all thought AAC or Vobirs would some how change the world........

Well, the reality is nothing much has changed. Mp3 still rules the Digital Music Format. Although AAC did make progress with Apple iTunes and Vobris is heavily used in gaming industry, the majority of user are still using Mp3.

Good Luck to SV8. I still think, ( my personal opinion ) that MPC is still the king in 256Kbps to 320kbps range. Given how the world is finally moving away from 128Kbps, MPC may have a chance due to its advantage in processor power required to decode is much less then other competitors.

This post has been edited by iwod: Mar 21 2009, 16:18
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- Seed   Musepack SV8 Final   Mar 2 2009, 00:42
- - Antonski   THANK YOU!   Mar 2 2009, 01:15
- - Gow   Quite nice to see SV8 hit finalization. Hopefully...   Mar 2 2009, 03:21
- - Canar   I have absolutely nothing of import to add except ...   Mar 2 2009, 03:35
- - xmixahlx   awesome!   Mar 2 2009, 06:51
- - Lych   Sweet!!!   Mar 2 2009, 06:59
- - shadowking   Good work guys.   Mar 2 2009, 07:06
- - Justin Ruggles   QUOTE (Seed @ Mar 1 2009, 19:42) - Packet...   Mar 2 2009, 08:23
- - kdo   Nice! Just a small glitch: mpccut.exe goes in...   Mar 2 2009, 09:02
- - skelly831   Great news! Seeking through hour-long funeral ...   Mar 2 2009, 09:07
- - halb27   It's great to see improvement on an excellent ...   Mar 2 2009, 09:25
- - Seed   To kdo: 1. To put it bluntly, we're not touch...   Mar 2 2009, 12:01
- - sld   Congratulations to Musepack, Seed, and other devel...   Mar 2 2009, 12:41
- - ZinCh   time to update http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index...   Mar 2 2009, 13:38
- - dev   Hi, when development of SV8 began?   Mar 2 2009, 14:07
|- - Seed   QUOTE (dev @ Mar 2 2009, 15:07) Hi, when ...   Mar 2 2009, 14:58
|- - dev   QUOTE (Seed @ Mar 2 2009, 08:58) QUOTE (d...   Mar 2 2009, 16:47
- - ChesterB   Great news! Congratulations to Nicolas and eve...   Mar 2 2009, 14:23
- - henrywho   Rockbox 3.2 will be out in late March. Can SV8 ma...   Mar 2 2009, 17:36
|- - Mike Giacomelli   QUOTE (henrywho @ Mar 2 2009, 11:36) Rock...   Mar 2 2009, 17:45
|- - henrywho   QUOTE (Mike Giacomelli @ Mar 3 2009, 00:4...   Mar 4 2009, 15:20
- - Seed   dev: Regarding quality, Vorbis is better than MPC...   Mar 2 2009, 20:06
- - ameyer17   QUOTE (Seed @ Mar 2 2009, 12:06) Regardin...   Mar 2 2009, 21:38
- - Seed   Shy, Mike and I talked on IRC yesterday. I have tu...   Mar 2 2009, 22:24
- - razer   I am so happy! Go Musepack!   Mar 4 2009, 01:31
- - skamp   Building instructions for the source code would be...   Mar 4 2009, 04:02
|- - Mike Giacomelli   QUOTE (skamp @ Mar 3 2009, 22:02) Buildin...   Mar 4 2009, 04:30
- - skamp   Mike: I can't find any instructions in the tar...   Mar 4 2009, 04:52
|- - Mike Giacomelli   QUOTE (skamp @ Mar 3 2009, 22:52) Mike: I...   Mar 4 2009, 05:33
|- - Mr_Rabid_Teddybear   QUOTE (Mike Giacomelli @ Mar 3 2009, 20:3...   Mar 6 2009, 08:51
- - Seed   There's someone working on porting SV8 to Rock...   Mar 4 2009, 18:03
- - wanderer   Great work! Anyway, a small bug: mpccut and m...   Mar 5 2009, 08:04
- - markanini   Is possible to batch convert SV7 -> SV8 with fo...   Mar 5 2009, 15:42
|- - Seed   QUOTE (markanini @ Mar 5 2009, 16:42) Is ...   Mar 5 2009, 19:12
- - Mr.Asia   in_mpc_0.99g don't work.   Mar 5 2009, 18:57
|- - benski   QUOTE (Mr.Asia @ Mar 5 2009, 12:57) in_mp...   Mar 5 2009, 21:08
- - Seed   r2d's plugin from the end of 2007 still works   Mar 5 2009, 19:06
- - xmixahlx   QUOTE mpcchap.c:27:30: error: cuetools/cuefile.h: ...   Mar 6 2009, 09:34
|- - ak   QUOTE (xmixahlx @ Mar 6 2009, 11:34) QUOT...   Mar 8 2009, 17:05
|- - Mr_Rabid_Teddybear   QUOTE (ak @ Mar 8 2009, 08:05) Dunno if D...   Mar 8 2009, 21:45
- - Hamallainen   Thanks a lot for all the work.   Mar 8 2009, 00:33
- - kwanbis   Congratulations. Even if i have never used MPC, it...   Mar 8 2009, 02:41
- - xmixahlx   this is what i did (debian unstable): * checkout ...   Mar 9 2009, 01:38
|- - Mr_Rabid_Teddybear   QUOTE (xmixahlx @ Mar 8 2009, 16:38) * ch...   Mar 9 2009, 03:19
- - rc55   Fantastic news guys, well done!   Mar 9 2009, 10:22
- - WaldoMonster   Nice work I have contacted the developer of th...   Mar 9 2009, 21:15
- - vpa   I tried to compile it on OS X, but ran into this e...   Mar 10 2009, 07:22
- - Seed   To kdo and all users: Fixes to reported bugs are ...   Mar 19 2009, 03:58
- - Seed   I intentionally removed any mpcenc binaries from t...   Mar 19 2009, 04:00
- - iwod   Arh.......... Sorry i have get this out..............   Mar 21 2009, 16:15
- - а.п.т.   QUOTE (benski @ Mar 5 2009, 22:08) QUOTE ...   Mar 23 2009, 16:15
- - AndyMutz   never thought i'd see the day.. many thanks to...   Apr 1 2009, 20:30
- - Antonski   The official package for windows has been updated:...   Apr 3 2009, 10:13
- - Raiden   Any news regarding Rockbox support?   May 15 2009, 00:31
|- - sidewalking   QUOTE (Raiden @ May 14 2009, 17:31) Any n...   May 15 2009, 04:31
|- - Soap   QUOTE (Raiden @ May 14 2009, 18:31) Any n...   Mar 7 2010, 23:10
|- - а.п.т.   QUOTE (Soap @ Mar 8 2010, 00:10) QUOTE (R...   Mar 8 2010, 13:44
- - Seed   There is no news. The ball is not in our court   May 17 2009, 16:42


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