Req for WavPack support

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10 Apr, 2019 09:59 AM

My collection of DSD files keeps growing, but unfortunately they can't share in the BeaTunes goodness.
Since WavPack can pack DSD-files now, I was wondering if we might see WavPack support in BeaTunes in the future? It would be a great way of integrating DSD-files into the BeaTunes library.

Just in case :) has info on the API and Java decoder and the tagging utility wvtag.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 10 Apr, 2019 10:26 AM

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    Playback should not really be an issue, but the library beaTunes is using for tagging does not support WavPack. So until that happens...

  2. 2 Posted by ErikL on 10 Apr, 2019 11:16 AM

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    Jaudiotagger supports dsf...
    I suppose it would be possible to unpack the WV-file to dsf, tag and repack. No idea how cumbersome that would be, and it would serve only the subset of WV files which have dsd/dsf 'inside'. Let me guess: not really worth the effort...

    WavPack offers a tagging utility with a pretty straightforward set of command line options. Would it be possible to turn this into a beatlet-thingey?

    WavPack support would look cool on the spec list wouldn't it? ;)

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 13 Apr, 2019 07:27 AM

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    I have spent some time on this and believe DSF support is fairly easily possible, but had trouble finding a decent formal specification for WavPack.

    File format support in beaTunes is not pluggable, which means a beaTlet is not an option.

  4. 4 Posted by ErikL on 13 Apr, 2019 12:26 PM

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    Thanks for looking into this. Wurd mich freuen wenn's klappt.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 14 Apr, 2019 08:47 AM

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    You're welcome. Except for DSF support, nothing is planned though.

  6. 6 Posted by ErikL on 14 Apr, 2019 10:58 AM

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    DSF support is the main thing.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by hendrik on 21 Apr, 2019 10:44 AM

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    Hey Erik,

    there is DSF support in the beaTunes 5.1.13. I simply enabled the already existing JAudiotagger support. Give it a shot and please let me know, if you encounter any issues. Please be aware, that this is somewhat tested. In other words: keep backups before trying this.

    Happy Easter!


  8. 8 Posted by ErikL on 22 Apr, 2019 08:02 AM

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    Hi Hendrik,

    Looks good: dsf files are found, played, analyzed and tagged.
    Except for multi-channel files it seems: "Failed to open item. Unrecognized file signature!"
    I have only a few m-ch files currently in my DB, but I could could do some further testing with additional files and also with FLAC m-ch's if that would be helpful.

    Thanks again for adding this feature.


  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by hendrik on 23 Apr, 2019 04:48 PM

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    Could you re-produce the issue and send me your logs?

  10. 10 Posted by ErikL on 24 Apr, 2019 07:16 PM

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    I start BT, reproduce the issue and then I get an error 413 while sending the logs (twice)...

  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by hendrik on 24 Apr, 2019 08:13 PM

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    That can happen when the package is too large, because of too many crash logs (hs_...-files)

    Do you know where the log files are? This KB article describes it.
    Please simply zip the whole folder and attach it to this discussion.


  12. 12 Posted by ErikL on 25 Apr, 2019 02:09 PM

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    Cleaned up the folder and sent the logs through the app.

  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by hendrik on 29 Apr, 2019 01:50 PM

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    Thanks for the logs!

    Except for multi-channel files it seems: "Failed to open item. Unrecognized file signature!"

    You saw the failure during playback, right? Did analysis work?

    In any case, could you please try to play those files with the current snapshot ?

    It contains a change that hopefully helps converting many channel layouts to what your audio setup actually supports.

  14. 14 Posted by ErikL on 01 May, 2019 02:10 PM

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    It contains a change that hopefully helps converting many channel layouts to what your audio setup actually supports.

    Unfortunately it doesn't in this case. I sent you the new logs.

  15. Support Staff 15 Posted by hendrik on 02 May, 2019 10:39 AM

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    Thanks for trying this. Any chance you can send me one of the multi-channel files that beaTunes does not play? I'd like to reproduce the issue.



  16. 16 Posted by ErikL on 09 May, 2019 10:30 AM

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    Any chance you can send me one of the multi-channel files


  17. Support Staff 17 Posted by hendrik on 09 May, 2019 10:32 AM

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    By attaching it to this discussion. Please give it a try, even if the file is bigger than 10MB.

  18. 18 Posted by ErikL on 09 May, 2019 11:40 AM

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    I've tried several times, but I get a connection reset. The file size is 168 Mb...

  19. Support Staff 19 Posted by hendrik on 09 May, 2019 12:20 PM

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    That's indeed a little too large!

    Please use a service like


  20. 20 Posted by ErikL on 09 May, 2019 01:37 PM

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    Should be on its way...

  21. Support Staff 21 Posted by hendrik on 12 May, 2019 04:38 PM

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    Thanks for the file. I'll take a look at it this coming week.

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