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WavPack is described as 'completely open audio compression format providing lossless, high-quality lossy, and a unique hybrid compression mode. Although the technology is loosely based on previous versions of WavPack, the new version 4 format has been designed from the ground up to offer' and is a Audio Codec in the audio & music category. There are seven alternatives to WavPack for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is FLAC, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WavPack are Vorbis, Matroska, Opus Interactive Audio Codec and Monkey's Audio (.APE).

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    FLAC

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    8 alternatives to FLAC 

    FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it is designed...

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    1.  Lossless AudioFLAC has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
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    Vorbis

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    8 alternatives to Vorbis 

    Ogg Vorbis is a fully open, general-purpose compressed audio format for mid to high quality (8kHz-48.0kHz, 16+ bit, polyphonic) audio and music at fixed and variable bitrates from 16 to 128 kbps/channel.

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    Matroska

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    11 alternatives to Matroska 

    The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file.

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    Opus Interactive Audio Codec

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    7 alternatives to Opus Interactive Audio Codec 

    Opus is a totally open, royalty-free, highly versatile audio codec. Opus is unmatched for interactive speech and music transmission over the Internet, but also intended for storage and streaming applications.

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    Monkey's Audio (.APE)

    4 alternatives to Monkey's Audio (.APE) 

    Monkey’s Audio makes perfect, bit-for-bit copies of your music, exactly the same as the original. You can decompress your lossless .APE files back to the original files. Think of it as a beefed-up Winzip™ to perfectly recreate the original music CD.

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    1.  Lossless AudioMonkey's Audio (.APE) has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
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    Nero AAC Codec

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    7 alternatives to Nero AAC Codec 

    Nero AAC reference quality MPEG-4 and 3GPP audio codec

    • Compression ratios ranging from Ultra High (58 CDs fit on one!) to High-End Audio (2.5:1), for absolutely perfect audiophile encodings
    • Crystal-clear, award-winning sound quality at every compression ratio and bit.
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    1.  Command line interfaceNero AAC Codec either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    TAK

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    10 alternatives to TAK 

    »TAK – [T]om’s lossless [a]udio [k]ompressor / [T]oms verlustfreier [A]udio[k]ompressor – is, as the name already suggests, a lossless audio compressor, similar to FLAC, WavPack and Monkey’s Audio.

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    1.  Lossless AudioTAK has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
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