Meridian Lossless Packing

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MLP - Meridial Lossless Packing - is a Lossless compression scheme developed by the british pro-audio developer and manufacturer Meridian specially for inclusion in the DVD-Audio format.

It's a completely closed format - there is no source code or format documentation available. Also, the encoder is quite expensive (US$ 2500.00 as of October/2005).

Compression efficiency is quite bad for CD content (16bit, 44100Hz, stereo), being outperformed by Shorten and even RAR. It is reportedly better for high resolution content (multichannel, 24bit, 96kHz)

MLP's official site at Meridian