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Re: [gear] new software from SD (waveagent)

Subject: Re: [gear] new software from SD (waveagent)
From: "Greg Weddig" gweddig
Date: Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:48 am ((PDT))
For more information on flac see their faq:

I have been using flac for a few years and haven't had any problem
with it yet.  I have a few personal projects (not nature recording)
that I archive to flac files on DVD, with the decoder, so if I ever
have to decode them, I don't have to hunt down the decoder.  This
allows me to fit about twice as many files on a DVD.  Keep in mind
that I have the source material (vinyl records) here so any data loss
would not be catastrophic.

The Internet Archive( has an extensive
collection of flac encoded concerts.

I'm glad Sound Devices is supporting this, I wish more hardware
manufacturers would incorporate flac decoders into their products.  I
like to be able to review my recordings on the ipod from time to time
and wav files are usually too big.

--greg weddig

--- In  evs <> wrote:
> and there is a new programm called waveagent,
> unfortunately just for pc and not for mac :-(
> but there is a open source software for mac which converts files from =

> flac to wav or aiff,
> its called xAct. i don=B4t know if its working good, i will try it the =

> next days.
> (download at:
> now i=B4m a little sceptical about converting flac to wav. (maybe
> unfounded.)
> but is flac really the same quality as recording with 48khz 24 bit wav?
> and won=B4t there be any loss of quality when converting?
> or is this depending on the quality of the software converter?
> Am 27.09.2007 um 18:51 schrieb oryoki2000:
> > Sound Devices has released a new version of firmware for the 702, 722
> > and 744t recorders. This update was available in beta form for a few
> > weeks. Now it's official.
> >
> > One useful addition to the firmware is the ability to record using
> > FLAC, a lossless compressed format. FLAC will increase your file
> > storage space by 30 to 50 percent. FLAC files can be played back in
> > the recorder.
> >
> > Read more about the new features in the firmware release here. Select
> > the link that applies to your particular hardware.
> >
> >
> > --oryoki
> >
> >
> >

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