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lossyWAV 1.2.0 released, Added noise WAV bitdepth reduction method
Nick.C
post Dec 16 2009, 23:58
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lossyWAV 1.2.0 is released.

lossyWAV is a near lossless audio processor which dynamically reduces the bitdepth of the signal on a block-by-block basis. Bitdepth reduction adds white noise to the processed output.

Changes from 1.1.0c:
  • Now compatible with FFTW (requires libfftw3-3.dll to exist on the path);
  • Spreading function changed;
  • Noise shaping now off by default - can be switched on to automatic or user specified value;
  • Introduction of --altpreset parameter which modifies internal presets and lowers upper frequency limit used in determining noise floor to 15.16kHz;
  • Major code cleanup.
Download [maintenance release 1.2.0b]:

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skamp
post Dec 18 2009, 18:27
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From my point of view as a user, lossyWAV is one of the most innovative audio compression techniques in recent years. The fact that it can (and should) be used with existing lossless codecs is genius. Thank you.


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post Dec 19 2009, 00:52
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QUOTE (skamp @ Dec 18 2009, 17:27) *
one of the most innovative audio compression techniques in recent years
That's going straight onto my CV! smile.gif

Can me and Nick call you for references? wink.gif


(joking!)

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TBeck
post Dec 20 2009, 00:42
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"Honour to whom honour is due"

(I am proud to be able to find answers in my favourite dictionary...)

Joke apart: I regard LossyWav as something really elegant.

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post Dec 20 2009, 11:14
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As a title paraphrase of the well known song of Budgie, lossyWAV is the biggest thing since powdered milk rolleyes.gif
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- Nick.C   lossyWAV 1.2.0 released   Dec 16 2009, 23:58
- - Nick.C   CODElossyWAV 1.2.0, Copyright 2007,2008,2009 Nic...   Dec 17 2009, 00:13
- - halb27   Thank you very much for the new release, Nick.   Dec 17 2009, 12:46
- - shadowking   Thank you guys. BTW: i encoded a fiona apple cd ...   Dec 17 2009, 13:53
|- - TBeck   Great work! Thank you. QUOTE (shadowking ...   Dec 17 2009, 14:01
|- - halb27   QUOTE (TBeck @ Dec 17 2009, 14:01) Great ...   Dec 17 2009, 21:10
- - Nick.C   The quality scale for --altpreset basically extend...   Dec 17 2009, 14:47
- - skamp   From my point of view as a user, lossyWAV is one o...   Dec 18 2009, 18:27
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (skamp @ Dec 18 2009, 17:27) one of...   Dec 19 2009, 00:52
|- - TBeck   "Honour to whom honour is due" (I am pr...   Dec 20 2009, 00:42
|- - zorzescu   As a title paraphrase of the well known song of Bu...   Dec 20 2009, 11:14
- - Steve Forte Rio   For me "--zero --altpreset" sounds much ...   Dec 20 2009, 14:40
- - Nick.C   --zero --altpreset equates to approximately -q 1.6...   Dec 20 2009, 16:51
- - shadowking   I have some trouble with mp3 transcoding. Last mon...   Dec 21 2009, 11:56
|- - GeSomeone   QUOTE (shadowking @ Dec 21 2009, 12:56) A...   Dec 21 2009, 13:04
- - halb27   Thank you, shadowking, for ABXing. Not very good n...   Dec 21 2009, 14:11
|- - shadowking   QUOTE (halb27 @ Dec 22 2009, 00:11) Thank...   Dec 26 2009, 01:30
|- - halb27   QUOTE (shadowking @ Dec 26 2009, 01:30) B...   Dec 28 2009, 22:06
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (halb27 @ Dec 28 2009, 21:06) QUOTE...   Jan 4 2010, 19:12
- - Admiral Oggbar   From the Wiki: Question: Why create a processor w...   Dec 27 2009, 01:30
|- - singaiya   What kind of answer do you expect to this question...   Dec 27 2009, 01:41
|- - Nick.C   QUOTE (Admiral Oggbar @ Dec 27 2009, 00:3...   Dec 27 2009, 19:20
- - hellokeith   QUOTE (Nick.C @ Dec 27 2009, 13:20) An ea...   Dec 28 2009, 01:30
- - 2E7AH   This kind of command parameters use, can be frustr...   Jan 16 2010, 04:45
|- - Nick.C   Try: Encoder: C:\windows\system32...   Jan 16 2010, 09:40
- - 2E7AH   thanks for your help and program now it works gre...   Jan 16 2010, 09:53
- - Steve Forte Rio   QUOTE (2E7AH @ Jan 16 2010, 06:53) now it...   Jan 16 2010, 12:28
|- - gottkaiser   @Steve Forte Rio Thanks for the configuration and ...   Jan 16 2010, 14:55
|- - 2E7AH   seems I posted wrong code looking to it now, I...   Jan 17 2010, 06:39
- - Steve Forte Rio   QUOTE (gottkaiser @ Jan 16 2010, 11:55) T...   Jan 16 2010, 15:57
- - 2E7AH   OK, nevermind the script, I'll post later as b...   Jan 17 2010, 08:22
- - 2E7AH   if someone can delete above two post please do H...   Jan 17 2010, 10:45
- - Nick.C   Using the command line:CODElossywav ..\sample...   Jan 17 2010, 12:24
- - 2E7AH   So, what to do with FLAC? If lossy.flac and lwcdf...   Jan 17 2010, 12:51
|- - Nick.C   QUOTE (2E7AH @ Jan 17 2010, 11:51) So, wh...   Jan 17 2010, 13:04
- - 2E7AH   well, I used your batch script which includes that...   Jan 17 2010, 13:09
- - Agent69   I finally got around to trying LossyWAV this weeke...   Jan 17 2010, 16:21
|- - lvqcl   QUOTE (Agent69 @ Jan 17 2010, 18:21) By t...   Jan 18 2010, 09:59
- - 2E7AH   I got PMed about batch scripts, so I'm posting...   Jan 18 2010, 02:53
|- - Steve Forte Rio   QUOTE (2E7AH @ Jan 17 2010, 23:53) I got ...   Jan 18 2010, 14:17
|- - gottkaiser   QUOTE (2E7AH @ Jan 18 2010, 02:53) I got ...   Jan 18 2010, 14:31
- - Nick.C   lossyWAV uses data type double for FFT calculation...   Jan 18 2010, 13:28
|- - lvqcl   QUOTE (Nick.C @ Jan 18 2010, 15:28) lossy...   Jan 19 2010, 16:48
- - Nick.C   .... and from me too. The --correction / --merge p...   Jan 18 2010, 22:53
- - Bollerkopp   QUOTE (2E7AH @ Jan 18 2010, 02:53) I got ...   Jan 19 2010, 05:07
- - 2E7AH   thanks to all for their feedback on the script, I ...   Jan 19 2010, 06:26
- - Bollerkopp   Thanks for your answer. But no, I used it on the ...   Jan 19 2010, 07:34
- - 2E7AH   you should run converter only on .lossy.flac files...   Jan 19 2010, 07:50
- - 2E7AH   also I just now noticed that I was merging in the ...   Jan 19 2010, 09:28
- - Bollerkopp   Yes, I run it on the ".lossy.flac."-file...   Jan 19 2010, 15:39
- - Nick.C   Point taken. I have modified the source (I have ne...   Jan 19 2010, 22:30
- - Agent69   Nick, In your opinion, which lossless codec works...   Jan 20 2010, 18:01
- - Nick.C   I carried out a test using my 10 album test set pr...   Jan 20 2010, 22:13
- - lvqcl   LossyWAV 1.2.0 --standard: WavPack -x1: 477.4 kbp...   Jan 20 2010, 22:27
- - Agent69   Thanks a lot guys. I really appreciate your respon...   Jan 21 2010, 04:11
- - Steve Forte Rio   Does anyone can to rewrite the batch file for usin...   Jan 23 2010, 11:16
- - 2E7AH   here is example: lossyTAK.bat CODEgoto %1 goto end...   Jan 23 2010, 16:47
|- - Steve Forte Rio   QUOTE (2E7AH @ Jan 23 2010, 13:47) here i...   Jan 27 2010, 22:14
- - shadowking   I've been playing with the new lossywav and al...   Jan 26 2010, 14:50
- - shadowking   i decided to try wavpack @ 250 and 300k -b250x4:...   Jan 26 2010, 15:12
- - halb27   Thank you for your tests, shadowking. Another use...   Jan 26 2010, 19:02
- - shadowking   I did a total 10 trials per track and took a littl...   Jan 27 2010, 01:23
- - shadowking   Okay. I went strait to Q2.5 --altpreset, 10 trial...   Jan 27 2010, 11:25
- - halb27   Thank you for your test, shadowking, great work. ...   Jan 27 2010, 21:15
|- - shadowking   QUOTE (halb27 @ Jan 28 2010, 07:15) Thank...   Jan 28 2010, 11:48
- - Agent69   Very interesting Shadowking. In my testing of Loss...   Jan 28 2010, 13:40
|- - shadowking   QUOTE (Agent69 @ Jan 28 2010, 23:40) Very...   Jan 28 2010, 14:32
- - halb27   Thanks, for providing your sample, shadowking, and...   Jan 28 2010, 19:06
- - Nick.C   Shadowking, Thanks for your continued effort in A...   Jan 28 2010, 20:36
- - halb27   I tried your sample, shadowking. At -q 1 --altpres...   Jan 29 2010, 21:44
|- - pdq   QUOTE (halb27 @ Jan 29 2010, 16:44) (I ce...   Jan 29 2010, 21:57
||- - halb27   QUOTE (pdq @ Jan 29 2010, 21:57) QUOTE (h...   Jan 30 2010, 00:37
|- - Nick.C   QUOTE (halb27 @ Jan 29 2010, 20:44) Two q...   Jan 29 2010, 22:11
|- - Northpack   QUOTE (Nick.C @ Jan 29 2010, 22:11) I...   Feb 2 2010, 11:02
- - halb27   I see, you prefer -q 3.75 because it's midway ...   Jan 30 2010, 00:35
- - shadowking   Sorry i was tied up with a lot of work so i wasn...   Jan 30 2010, 11:02
- - halb27   Just an idea about how to name the intermediate qu...   Jan 30 2010, 23:29
- - halb27   Average bitrate for my standard test set of variou...   Jan 31 2010, 09:04
- - johnb   Could you please answer this for clarification (on...   Jan 31 2010, 15:42
- - halb27   There's two things coming with the --altpreset...   Jan 31 2010, 16:16
- - gottkaiser   Hi, I was "playing" around with convert...   Jan 31 2010, 21:00
- - Nick.C   Does this plug-in work with FLAC?   Jan 31 2010, 21:07
|- - gottkaiser   Yes, it works codec independent. I used it for yea...   Feb 1 2010, 01:25
|- - gottkaiser   I tried converting the lossyWAV tracks to mp3 (vbr...   Feb 1 2010, 15:51
- - Nick.C   How does the visualisation deal with the unprocess...   Feb 1 2010, 17:10
|- - gottkaiser   I decoded the lossyFLAC file to WAV with and witho...   Feb 1 2010, 17:31
|- - benski   QUOTE (gottkaiser @ Feb 1 2010, 11:31) I ...   Feb 1 2010, 18:44
|- - Nick.C   Thanks very much, Benski.   Feb 1 2010, 20:55
|- - gottkaiser   great. Thanks fro me as well!   Feb 2 2010, 03:17
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- - shadowking   Personally, i like the old scale as its simple and...   Feb 2 2010, 12:49
|- - Northpack   QUOTE (shadowking @ Feb 2 2010, 12:49) Q0...   Feb 2 2010, 14:25
- - halb27   The 2 groups you built, shadowking, are essential ...   Feb 2 2010, 15:53
|- - GeSomeone   Thanks all involved for the listening tests. My...   Feb 2 2010, 18:52
|- - halb27   QUOTE (GeSomeone @ Feb 2 2010, 18:52) QUO...   Feb 2 2010, 23:02
- - shadowking   A slight revision taking into account your input; ...   Feb 2 2010, 16:13
- - shadowking   I decided to try again today . q1.5 - 7/8 2.0 - ...   Feb 14 2010, 13:16
|- - halb27   QUOTE (shadowking @ Feb 14 2010, 13:16) ....   Feb 14 2010, 15:21
- - shadowking   Also playing around with this interesting new --al...   Feb 14 2010, 14:07
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