[LAU] Soon to be released Grand Piano sample library
hollunder at lavabit.com
Wed Mar 31 18:12:11 EDT 2010
Excerpts from alexander's message of 2010-03-31 23:44:27 +0200:
> On 04/01/2010 12:28 AM, Philipp wrote:
> > Excerpts from torbenh's message of 2010-03-31 18:22:55 +0200:
> >> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 09:04:10AM -0700, Kevin Cosgrove wrote:
> >>> On 31 March 2010 at 17:57, Philipp<hollunder at lavabit.com> wrote:
> >>>> wavpack is BSD licensed, it's just not as well known as flac.
> >>>> wavpack does support 32bit float while flac doesn't afaik, and
> >>>> there are some more differences but it may not matter in this
> >>>> case. Both are lossless and free.
> >>> Does this help?
> >>> http://flac.sourceforge.net/faq.html#general__samples
> >> i know, that flac only compresses .wav
> >> its a .gig file.
> >> not sure if wavpack compresses arbitrary binaries.
> > Well, wavpack is also designed for lossless audio. If the whole .gig is
> > compressed as such then I'd use a generic format, maybe .xz aka. lzma2.
> > wavpack only has 'raw-pcm' options which obviously refer to pcm data.
> > I don't know how .gig works and whether the samples and the
> > meta-information can be split/joined easily. Probably not worth the
> > trouble.
> That's more what I was thinking, bzip or lzma, How well supported are
> these on windows or osx? I haven't used win for 6 years or so..
I think this is the best bet for windows and OSX is mentioned there as
well. I think .7z and .xz isn't the same, and .xz is certainly quite
new. .7z isn't that common on linux.
It's kind of hard to say what to use.. most compatible would be .zip I
think, .xz might offer the best compression ratio and .bz2 is somewhere
in between, supported by 7zip and winrar (both common on windows in my
experience). I don't know about OSX.
Since only betas of 7zip come with .xz support I'd go with .bzip2 and
maybe compare to .zip to see whether it's worth it.
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