Foobar !crashes! upon loading XRECODEd Wavpack files

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Tonny B
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Foobar !crashes! upon loading XRECODEd Wavpack files

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Foobar v. 1.6.4
XRECODE3 v 1.110 trial

Just got a trial version and it's looking very promising! But.. Whenever I convert any SACD ISO to lossless (DSD) Wavpack (*.wv) files I get Foobar crushing instantly upon loading converted files into playlist. I suppose it has something to do with metadata. Same ISOs extracted as *.dsf files has no such error. In general Foobar is very stable on my system and has no problems with other available *.wv files. I tested conversion of the same ISO>.dsf>wavpack via command line (wavpack.exe) - Foobar is totally fine with them, loading and playing perfectly. Even tried leaving all metadata fields blank - same crash... It drives me nuts! May be I'm missing something?
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Re: Foobar !crashes! upon loading XRECODEd Wavpack files

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Please try to enable this option https://imgur.com/VpUPPmR
Thing is that when dsd audio is encoded via WavPack and this option is not enabled, audio is not decoded to PCM, but directly sent to WavPack as dsd. As a result the created wavpack files contain the DSD audio and if you don't have the sacd decoder installed, foobar might not recognize them.
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Re: Foobar !crashes! upon loading XRECODEd Wavpack files

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Thank you for the answer. But this is what I am intending for. Directly send to WavPack as DSD natively. I do have sacd decoder installed and it works perfectly on thousands of other Wavpack/dsd I got. Yes, transcoded (PCM) version does not crash Foobar, but that defeats the purpose.

PS:
I think I just figured out a workaround by prioritizing [foobar2000 Wavpack Decoder] over [Super Audio CD Decoder] in Preferences/Playback/Decoding tab. I think it would be still useful to investigate the cause of what makes [Super Audio CD Decoder] behave this way.
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Re: Foobar !crashes! upon loading XRECODEd Wavpack files

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I'm having a similar problem. I have converted from SACD iso to WavPack and Foobar2000 doesn't want to reproduce the files, other player don't even recognize them: VLC says the file is 28 minutes long and reproduces silence, MusicBee says error BASS_ERROR_CODEC, Aimp can't reproduce it saying there is no decoder for the format, MPC-HC throws an error. The only player that can currently play the file fine is mpv, previously I was able to reproduce the file with foobar2k but for the past days I can't.
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Re: Foobar !crashes! upon loading XRECODEd Wavpack files

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Are you using the latest version (1.111) of the program?
I just tried myself with the latest (1.111) version and files worked fine in all programs mentioned above.
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Re: Foobar !crashes! upon loading XRECODEd Wavpack files

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Yes, I'm using latest beta version right now, but when I converted the files I don't remember which beta I was in (but iirc it was in the 1.111 version), I will try converting the files again with the latest beta.
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