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TBeck
post Jan 7 2010, 21:04
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Final release of TAK 2.0.0 ((T)om's lossless (A)udio (K)ompressor)

This version brings a new codec that is both faster and stronger.

It consists of:

- TAK Applications 2.0.0.
- TAK Winamp plugin 2.0.0.
- TAK SDK 1.1.1.
- TAK Decoding library 2.0.0.

Download

Download the archive in the upload section: TAK 2.0.0

What's new

This release introduces a new file format, which can not be decoded by earlier versions of Tak, Takc, in_tak and tak_deco_lib! But surely it can decode files created by any earlier version.

Improvements:

- Slightly better compression of CD-Audio for any preset (ranging from 0.09 to 0.37 percent for my primary test corpus).
- More than 2 percent better compression for my 8-bit test corpus.
- More than 1.5 percent better compression for my 192 KHz / 24-bit test corpus.
- Up to 0.45 percent better compression for my LossyWav test corpus.
- Higher encoding speed for any basic preset (without addditional evaluation level), higher decoding speed for any preset. Depending on the cpu up to 11 percent faster encoding for -p0 and up to 15 percent faster decoding for -p3 compared with V1.1.2.
- While the new codec is smaller than the previous one, the binaries are a bit bigger because the decoder for the old file format takes up about 18 KB.
- The file format is prepared to support some more future improvements.

Modifications:

- Added xrecode II to the list of applications with TAK support in the readme file.

Known issues:

- If you use pipe decoding and the application reading the pipe is beeing terminated before the whole file has been read, TAKC may get into an endless loop and has to be manually killed with the task manager. I don't think this is a big issue but i will try to fix it in one of the next versions. BTW: Big thanks to shnutils for testing the pipe decoding!
- There seem to be some compatibility issues with pipe decoding to some other applications ("crc1632.exe" has been reported). I will try to fix it in the next release.

What has changed in comparison to the beta release

- More than 1 percent better compression for my 8 bit test corpus. The modification may also help some very low amplitude 16-bit files.
- A bit better compression for some very special problem files.

More information

You may find some useful information in the beta thread.

Plans for V2.0.1

Many, therefore i have to deceide what to do first:

- Tuning of the new codec.
- Implementation of some advanced features of the new codec which are already supported by the decoder.
- Evaluation of 320 predictors.
- Support for the Wave64 file format.
- Support for multi channel audio.

That's definitely far too much for one release.

Have fun...

Thomas


edit: Download link added

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Compact Dick
post Jan 8 2010, 21:29
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Your stellar work continues to amaze, TBeck smile.gif

I can confirm that foobar2000 can play back TAK 2.0.0 files after updating tak_deco_lib.

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- TBeck   TAK 2.0.0   Jan 7 2010, 21:04
- - TBeck   Currently i don't have permission to edit my i...   Jan 7 2010, 21:21
- - _mē_   Great, thanks! I have several albums ripped an...   Jan 7 2010, 23:02
- - dB   Many thanks Tom   Jan 8 2010, 00:18
- - yerma   Great work, thanks!   Jan 8 2010, 08:13
- - ssjkakaroto   Thanks Thomas   Jan 8 2010, 14:21
- - BugHunter   Thanks again Thomas. Some tests: CODEGraeme Revel...   Jan 8 2010, 15:30
|- - _mē_   QUOTE (BugHunter @ Jan 8 2010, 15:30) Tha...   Jan 9 2010, 10:33
- - Perun   This is great, thanks.   Jan 8 2010, 19:52
- - Compact Dick   Your stellar work continues to amaze, TBeck I ca...   Jan 8 2010, 21:29
- - BugHunter   QUOTE (_mē_ @ Jan 9 2010, 10:33) What swi...   Jan 9 2010, 10:55
- - HotShotFR   Wow, vielen Dank Thomas! Some stats and resul...   Jan 9 2010, 11:06
- - halb27   The new version's bitrate improvement for my t...   Jan 9 2010, 12:56
|- - _mē_   QUOTE (halb27 @ Jan 9 2010, 12:56) The ne...   Jan 9 2010, 12:59
|- - halb27   QUOTE (_mē_ @ Jan 9 2010, 12:59) Improvem...   Jan 9 2010, 13:41
- - foosion   I've uploaded a new version of foo_input_tak t...   Jan 9 2010, 20:10
|- - TBeck   QUOTE (foosion @ Jan 9 2010, 20:10) I...   Jan 9 2010, 20:43
|- - foosion   QUOTE (TBeck @ Jan 9 2010, 20:43) Well, d...   Jan 10 2010, 12:29
- - ssjkakaroto   I think the zip file is corrupt foosion.   Jan 9 2010, 20:26
- - foosion   Indeed. Thanks for reporting, I re-uploaded the fi...   Jan 9 2010, 20:33
- - Steve Forte Rio   I use -md5 key but TAK does not add Audio MD5 to t...   Jan 9 2010, 20:42
|- - TBeck   QUOTE (Steve Forte Rio @ Jan 9 2010, 20:4...   Jan 9 2010, 20:44
- - Steve Forte Rio   QUOTE (TBeck @ Jan 9 2010, 17:44) QUOTE (...   Jan 10 2010, 09:54
- - Qest   Picking up on foosion's comment... I don't...   Jan 11 2010, 03:02
- - TBeck   First: Thanks to all for testing! QUOTE (Stev...   Jan 11 2010, 10:10
|- - _mē_   QUOTE (TBeck @ Jan 11 2010, 10:10) - Put ...   Jan 11 2010, 13:09
- - zhjckfd   I'm converting to TAK with foobar2000 using pa...   Jan 11 2010, 14:25
- - TBeck   QUOTE (_mē_ @ Jan 11 2010, 13:09) QUOTE (...   Jan 11 2010, 18:44
- - dewey1973   Is there a guide or set of instructions for re-enc...   Jan 11 2010, 20:37
|- - wdekler   QUOTE (dewey1973 @ Jan 11 2010, 20:37) Is...   Jan 21 2010, 19:14
- - _mē_   CODEtakc -e -p4e -md5 -wm0 "3613 - Gloria Rv58...   Jan 17 2010, 09:23
|- - lvqcl   QUOTE Sample rates from 8000 to 192000 Hz. Bit dep...   Jan 17 2010, 12:15
- - _mē_   Just a regular redbook, 44100, 16, stereo. Other t...   Jan 17 2010, 17:29
|- - TBeck   Thanks for the screen shots. The 4 bytes followin...   Jan 17 2010, 18:55
- - _mē_   QUOTE (TBeck @ Jan 17 2010, 18:55) Thanks...   Jan 17 2010, 20:40
|- - BugHunter   QUOTE (_mē_ @ Jan 17 2010, 20:40) Also, I...   Jan 19 2010, 15:22
|- - _mē_   QUOTE (BugHunter @ Jan 19 2010, 15:22) QU...   Jan 20 2010, 09:51
|- - lvqcl   QUOTE (_mē_ @ Jan 20 2010, 11:51) I don...   Jan 20 2010, 14:48
|- - _mē_   QUOTE (lvqcl @ Jan 20 2010, 14:48) QUOTE ...   Jan 20 2010, 15:57
- - Agent69   Looking through the TAK threads, I didn't noti...   Jan 20 2010, 16:39
- - yerma   Replay Gain is supported. RG values are written in...   Jan 20 2010, 16:54
- - Agent69   But does the TAK encoder actually support it? I do...   Jan 20 2010, 17:35
- - yerma   The encoder doesn't calculate any RG values. Y...   Jan 21 2010, 00:35
- - Agent69   Thanks!   Jan 21 2010, 04:01
- - Anakunda   Hello, I was interested if TAK has any downsides ...   Jan 24 2010, 16:03
|- - _mē_   QUOTE (Anakunda @ Jan 24 2010, 16:03) Hel...   Jan 24 2010, 18:40
|- - smack   QUOTE (Anakunda @ Jan 24 2010, 16:03) I w...   Jan 26 2010, 10:06
- - _mē_   Bug: Takc fails if there's any Unicode charact...   Feb 21 2010, 08:17
|- - _mē_   QUOTE (_mē_ @ Feb 21 2010, 08:17) Bug: Ta...   Feb 25 2010, 14:41
- - servimo   A noob question: What could be a commandline for e...   Mar 7 2010, 22:18
- - Anakunda   mine works with this CODE-e -pMax -md5 -ihs -overw...   Mar 7 2010, 22:25
- - servimo   Why not working? What I am doing wrong?   Mar 7 2010, 23:02
- - servimo   This is the output after converting:CODE1 out of 1...   Mar 8 2010, 02:33
|- - johnsonlam   QUOTE (servimo @ Mar 8 2010, 09:33) This ...   Mar 11 2010, 17:58
|- - servimo   QUOTE (johnsonlam @ Mar 11 2010, 13:58) Q...   Mar 12 2010, 05:25
|- - _mē_   QUOTE (servimo @ Mar 12 2010, 05:25) QUOT...   Mar 12 2010, 07:40
- - nycjv321   WOW compresses better than flac and wavpack every ...   Mar 13 2010, 01:43
- - [JAZ]   If linux is not the important part in your sentenc...   Mar 13 2010, 13:40
- - nycjv321   I understand this and completely respect this deci...   Mar 14 2010, 22:04
- - statikat   Finally! Switch from flac -8 results: -3.94% ...   Mar 15 2010, 17:03
- - Mr.Duck   TAK is extremely impressive. Even on p0 I am impre...   Apr 25 2010, 14:07
- - thely   Any chance that i could listen to .tak files in VL...   May 9 2010, 08:30
|- - Anakunda   QUOTE (thely @ May 9 2010, 09:30) Any cha...   May 9 2010, 10:15
- - thely   thanks for answer   May 10 2010, 07:58
- - sundance   Although I'm not using VLC, maybe this could h...   May 10 2010, 09:55
- - Perun   When about 20 MB's worth of cover art (or mayb...   May 30 2010, 19:13
|- - TBeck   QUOTE (Perun @ May 30 2010, 19:13) When a...   May 31 2010, 21:28
|- - Perun   QUOTE (TBeck @ May 31 2010, 21:28) TAK 2....   Jun 1 2010, 13:45
- - lvqcl   BTW wavpack has a 1MB limit for cover art...   May 31 2010, 21:41
- - osodeh   Hi there, I've been a faithful TAK user for ov...   Jul 24 2010, 10:57
|- - Anakunda   QUOTE (osodeh @ Jul 24 2010, 11:57) Hi th...   Jul 24 2010, 12:57
|- - RazorBoy143   QUOTE (Anakunda @ Jul 24 2010, 01:57) QUO...   Aug 8 2010, 23:12
|- - themanintheshadows_2451   QUOTE (RazorBoy143 @ Aug 9 2010, 00:12) W...   Feb 12 2014, 23:59
- - Lebon14   Thanks for the libs... will convert TAK to FLAC wi...   Aug 3 2010, 22:33
- - osodeh   Thanks, this is useful. i think I'll stick to ...   Aug 19 2010, 14:49


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