[Ardour-Users] Session Archival

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at cosgroves.us
Mon Jan 19 08:07:56 PST 2009

On 19 January 2009 at 13:57, Sakari Bergen <sakari.bergen at tkk.fi> wrote:

> However, the problem with FLAC is that it doesn't support encoding 
> floating point samples, which is Ardour's (and Jack's) native format. 
> Thus it will not be truly lossless. Wavpack on the other hand can encode 
> floats losslessly, and is thus better suited for compressing Ardour 
> source files.

It's been about a year, but we discussed this in the Linux Audio 
Users band (Packet-In) list.  IIRC, Wavpack will at some point be 
supported by libsndfile libraries, at which point Ardour will be able 
to read/import those files.  That'll be nice.


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