Musepack SV8 Final
Musepack SV8 Final
Mar 2 2009, 00:42
Musepack Project Coordinator
Joined: 24-June 02
Member No.: 2385
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.
- 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
- No internal clipping. --noxlevel flag removed, not needed anymore
- Bitstream compressed by highly optimized canonical huffman tables - 2% smaller files and faster decoding
- Cleaned up and rearranged code - libmpcdec, libmpcenc, libmpcpsy
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.
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.
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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Mar 21 2009, 16:15
Joined: 15-January 02
Member No.: 1035
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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