last update: 16th Jan 2020
Limited File Format Support
Wave Repair only works with 16-bit stereo WAV files, at either 44.1kHz
or 48kHz sample rate. No other formats are supported.
Some users have asked about other formats, but there are no immediate
plans to add them:
- Wave Repair was first written when 24-bit/96kHz was unavailable
to the general consumer, and was structured to operate very efficiently
on 16-bit files. To support 24-bit would require extensive re-writing.
Since 16-bit is more than adequate to capture the signal from even the
finest vinyl replay system, I see no reason to embark on such a re-write
at this stage.
- Wave Repair is a tool to help restore vinyl records. This is best
achieved in raw WAV format.
Once the restoration is complete, audio format CDs should be written
from the WAV files; MP3 has no part to play in this process.
Of course, you may wish to encode the final results into MP3, but
since I have little personal
interest in it, I have not included facilities to interface with