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Author Topic: WavPack tagging support
rovo
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Post WavPack tagging support
on: October 10, 2014, 03:48
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Hi, would it be possible to add support for the WavPack audio format? It has some clear advantages over Flac (better compression, 32bit float support)

Thanks!

Ron.

angang
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Post Re: WavPack tagging support
on: October 10, 2014, 07:23
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Hi, would it be possible to also add ape format ?

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Ang

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Post Re: WavPack tagging support
on: October 10, 2014, 13:23
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Wow two audio format requests in a single day. Anyone else out there wanting these formats?

There is a double whammy for us in supporting each of these formats. First we need to support the audio formats themselves so that we can correctly write the files and extract the audio specific information. Secondly both these formats use APE tags which we do not currently support. Adding a new low level tag format means shoehorning in all of the tag fields that we currently support.

WavPack also supports ID3V1 but that is pretty useless for any serious tagging. The good news is that once APE tag support is done the second format will be far easier.

I'll put the requests on 'the list'. It's a long list 🙂 Currently these are the first and only requests for these two formats.

rovo
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Post Re: WavPack tagging support
on: October 13, 2014, 09:29
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Thanks!

rovo
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Post Re: WavPack tagging support
on: December 9, 2015, 03:32
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Seeing as no support for WavPack has been added I wish to repeat my request. It would make my life so much easier. PLEASE!

Ron

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Post Re: WavPack tagging support
on: December 9, 2015, 07:30
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I know it doesn't help you, but it's still on my list.

The issue is that we've received a total of (and I'll be generous) two requests for WAVPACK and APE support.

Adding a new audio container format is typically not a big deal. In this case the main issue is that WAVPACK only supports ID3V1 and APEV2 tags. ID3V1 is not sufficient for serious tagging and Yate does not support APEV2. Adding support for a new tag format is a lot of work as it has to be normalized to the Yate base level which is pretty much the entire ID3V2.4 specification.

We don't use a third party tagging library. We wrote and maintain our own. It comes down to the fact that we have to implement the low level tag support and weigh the time to implement against other feature requests.

It will more than likely happen, although not sooner than later. v3.10 will be out for preview shortly. Once that happens I'll take another look to revisit what is involved.

rovo
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Post Re: WavPack tagging support
on: December 11, 2015, 10:34
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I am disappointed of course, but hopeful you will implement it at a future date. Having been a software developer myself I know how few people actually take he time to request a new feature but that at the same time, many might use that particular feature if it were offered. Supply creates its own demand.

Thank you for looking into it again.

Ron.

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Post Re: WavPack tagging support
on: January 7, 2019, 12:41
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It only took me a little over three years but support for WavPack and APE files is coming in v4.6. Anyone interested in testing, please contact support@2manyrobots.com and let us know.

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