|WMP Tag Plus
||Clever plugin for Windows Media Player that allows its Media Library to work seamlessly with
the metadata tags on many audio formats that are not officially supported by Microsoft, including WavPack.
||An easy-to-use program to quickly verify individual WavPack files or whole directory
trees. Just drop them in!
||A favorite media player among audiophiles, JRiver's MediaCenter is very stable and highly customizable.
It's a great choice for Windows 10, Mac and even Linux,
and all versions have complete native WavPack support for both playback and ripping. One of the great
things about it (and why it's popular with audiophiles) is that it has many bit-perfect
output driver options and can play high sample rate files (which WavPack lossy is ideal for) and DSD,
and it also has DLNA capability so you can stream quality tunes all over the house. Support for WavPack
DSD files was just recently added.
||A new, high quality audio player that supports WavPack in the normal installation.
Foobar2000 has full ReplayGain support and can play all formats of WavPack files
including DSD, multichannel and those with embedded cuesheets. Foobar2000 also has a
powerful tag editor and music converter that work perfectly with WavPack.
||Once the most popular audio player for Windows, Winamp can play WavPack files using the plugin that is included in the
Winamp Essentials Pack (available on the Winamp site). There's a newer plugin available here on the downloads page
that adds support for WavPack DSD files.
||Commonly known as the media player that "plays everything!", VLC natively plays WavPack too (of course).
|MPD - Media Player Daemon
||MPD is a powerful open-source server-side media player for Linux and Windows. It's "headless", which means you need some
other app to control it, but that lets the user choose exactly how they interface to their music player, while making sure the
player itself is stable and efficient. MPD has supported WavPack for a long time, but it is now one of the first players
to support native WavPack DSD playback.
|abcde - A Better CD Encoder (ripper) for Linux
||abcde is a great CD ripper for Linux that I have started using lately, and it has great WavPack support. It's really just
a giant script, which means it runs from the command-line, but it handles getting CD metadata and cover art from the Internet
and basically just does exactly what I need to do when I want to rip a CD on Linux...highly recommended!
||A very popular audio editor (formerly CoolEdit). Filters are available on the download
page for all Audition versions and they all allow loading and saving all types of WavPack files, and are the only
lossless Audition filters that work with the native 32-bit data and the only ones that handle
all the various multichannel configurations that Audition now supports.
|Steinberg WaveLab 9
||One of the most powerful audio editors, WaveLab 9 is a complete solution for recording
and mastering high resolution and multichannel audio, and can even burn CDs and DVDs
directly. Native support for WavPack was introduced in WaveLab Pro (and Elements) 8.5, and
for versions before that a third-party plugin is available for download from
||FL Studio, formally known as FruityLoops (before Kelloggs heard about it), is a digital audio workstation (DAW)
that features a graphical user interface based on a pattern-based music sequencer. It's widely used by
hip hop and electronic musicians and DJs, and supports WavPack natively.
||The most popular CD authoring tool that comes pre-packaged with many CD/DVD burners. The plugin
available on the download page allows burning audio CDs directly from WavPack files,
ripping CDs directly to WavPack files, and converting to and from the WavPack format.
||A popular collection of powerful tools that allow you to do just about everything with
audio files. It includes a CD ripper, an audio player, a music converter, and even a
utility to record from a line-input. Works great with WavPack using the codec available
directly from them.
||New powerful multitrack audio recorder and editor from the creator of winamp. Reaper
has native WavPack support and can even record multitrack directly to WavPack
(which is great for live setups with limited storage).
|Easy CD-DA Extractor
||A great all-in-one program for ripping and burning audio CDs and converting between various
audio formats. Easy CD-DA Extractor has full support for WavPack right out of the box.
|jetAudio Media Player
||Although it started out as a free utility with Cowon media players, jetAudio has been expanded
to be a fine stand-alone audio and video media player that can also rip and burn audio
CDs and convert between various audio and video formats. Version 7.0.3 includes full
||Considered by many to be the most secure CD ripper. There is no WavPack plugin for EAC,
but some special features have been added to WavPack to make it work particularly well
with EAC's "external compressor" mode. Read all about it in this guide.
||SoX is a cross-platform (Windows, Linux, MacOS X, etc.) command line utility that can convert
various formats of computer audio files in to other formats, including WavPack. It can also apply
various effects to these sound files, and, as an added bonus, SoX can play and record audio files
on most platforms. Sometimes this is the perfect tool for that audio job that nothing else will do.
||A versatile tag editor that provides all the regular tag related functions, but also
uses the WavPack library to be aware of WavPack specific information. It is also
aware of and properly handles the "correction" files. Highly recommended!
||I have actually been involved with the development of this Linux player via patches for
improved WavPack and ReplayGain support, and I would suggest that right now this player has the
most complete support for WavPack on Linux available. It fully supports cuesheets, gapless playback,
ReplayGain, embedded cover art and tag editing, plus it plays all the various WavPack formats
including the .iso files popular in some communities and has full support for correction files.
It's what I currently use every day.
||This is one of the coolest audio players I've tried lately! What's neat is that I can
double-click the same exact jar file on either my Windows or Ubuntu environments and get
the same player (and, of course, it will work equally well on MACs too). And it's not
stripped down feature-wise either; it includes gapless playback and cover art display.
||This is another multiplatform player that uses the Java WavPack decoder, but what's very cool
about this one is that it is able to encode to WavPack using the Java encoder! Again, it's
no slouch feature-wise with cuesheet and gapless support, and even automatically downloads and
displays song lyrics.
||A music player designed with perfectly gapless playback in mind, Aqualung also includes
a Music Store that is an XML-based music database capable of storing various
metadata about music on your computer. Aqualung supports WavPack natively and there's
even a Windows version available!
||A very nice graphical Audio CD ripper and encoder for Linux. You can use it to save tracks
from an Audio CD as WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC and/or WavPack, and it supports CDDB.
||A new media player forked from the Beep Media Player, Audacious supports WavPack by
default and is starting to appear in many standard Linux distros
||A cross-platform (Windows, Linux, MAC) multitrack audio recording and editing suite, with
an innovative and easy to master User Interface. It's suited for both the professional and
home user, who needs a robust and solid DAW. Since it uses 32-bit float data internally
WavPack is an obvious choice for lossless archiving, and it will even record directly to WavPack.
||The standard Unix audio player modeled after winamp. An beta version plugin is available
on the download page.
||This player uses the GStreamer plugin to play WavPack files and includes a powerful
tag editor called Ex Falso. Has ReplayGain support and is great at managing large
||This GTK+-based tag editor works with just about all types of music files (including
WavPack) and it has versions available for both Linux and Windows. Be sure to get
at least version 2.0.1 for WavPack support.
|X Lossless Decoder
||This is a very cool program for the MAC out of Japan that allows conversion and playback
of several lossless formats, including WavPack. It also handles cusheets and allows directly
splitting a WavPack file into the desired tracks, and now includes a secure CD ripper with
AccurateRip. Very handy!
||An audio player for Mac OS X that plays WavPack files right out of the box!
||A powerful audio converter plus CD ripper (with FreeDB access) for Mac OS X that handles
over 20 formats, including WavPack.
||A metadata editor for the MAC that has an intuitive interface for making quick changes and a
batch mode for making large parallel updates. Guess what else? Full WavPack support!
||Decibel is an audio player tailored to the particular needs of audiophiles. It supports
gapless playback, ReplayGain, and all the various bitdepths of WavPack. It even plays
DSD files natively to capable DACs, although it does not support WavPack DSD files yet.
|Online Audio Converter
||This is a new one for me! Basically, this website allows you to convert to and from various
audio formats (including WavPack) without using any program on your computer...simply upload your
source file and download the converted file. Very handy, especially if you don't have time to learn
about a new format or don't want to (or are not allowed to) install software on your computer. Also
useful when you're on a mobile device.