Wv media problem

Is it possible to play wv files from PiMusicbox?

Its not playing very well and they sound very distortedwith the follwing error:

Any ideas?

Hi, do you mean wav files? I’ve no idea what wv files are. Cue files are not supported by mopidy/gstreamer and if you search on here you should find other discussions about that already.

If this is a general distortion problem with normal file types then if you describe exactly your hardware then we can try and get to the bottom of it.


Thanks for your reply.

No… its a wv file:

WavPack also incorporates a “hybrid” mode which still provides the features of lossless compression, but it creates two files: a relatively small, high-quality, lossy file (.wv) that can be used by itself; and a “correction” file (.wvc) that, when combined with the lossy file, provides full lossless restoration.[/quote]

I might just re-contain it in flac… Thoughts?
By the way my hardware is a iFi micro iDSD.


Also a quick search came up with this:

Edit: and some more:

Also found that gstreamer does support it with the right plugin package installed.

You are not wrong:

gst-inspect-0.10 | grep wavpack
wavpack:  wavpackparse: Wavpack parser
wavpack:  wavpackdec: Wavpack audio decoder
wavpack:  wavpackenc: Wavpack audio encoder
typefindfunctions: audio/x-wavpack: wv, wvp
typefindfunctions: audio/x-wavpack-correction: wvc
gst-inspect-0.10 wavpackdec
Factory Details:
  Long name:	Wavpack audio decoder
  Class:	Codec/Decoder/Audio
  Description:	Decodes Wavpack audio data
  Author(s):	Arwed v. Merkatz <v.merkatz@gmx.net>, Sebastian Dröge <slomo@circular-chaos.org>
  Rank:		primary (256)

Plugin Details:
  Name:			wavpack
  Description:		Wavpack lossless/lossy audio format handling
  Filename:		/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/gstreamer-0.10/libgstwavpack.so
  Version:		0.10.31
  License:		LGPL
  Source module:	gst-plugins-good
  Source release date:	2012-02-20
  Binary package:	GStreamer Good Plugins (Debian)
  Origin URL:		http://packages.qa.debian.org/gst-plugins-good0.10

So wv is supported, and that’s why you can play the song. If it didn’t support the format it would not play anything. The error was regarding .cue files which I maintain there is no support for.

As to why it is distorted, perhaps the wavpack format is too taxing for whatever Raspberry Pi model you are using (you don’t say)? I’m afraid I don’t have any experience with them.

Thanks for your reply.

I have a first generation Pi Rev2 B.

I just bought a Pi 2 B and a Pi 3 B.

Which would you recommend?

Base on the pimusicbox the Pi 2 was the last supported.