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General aspects of the format

The TAK (Tom's lossless Audio Kompressor) is a lossless audio compressor, promises compression performance similar to Monkey's Audio "High" and decompression speed similar to FLAC! The development is still in early stages. Internal tagging and more playback support still has to come.


  • high compression
  • fast compression and decompression speed
  • Streaming support
  • Error tolerance
    • single bit error will never affect more than 250 ms
  • Error detection
    • each frame protected by a 24-bit checksum (CRC)


  • to be added


  • to be added

Hardware and software that support TAK


  • non


  • Winamp Plugin 0.0.3 Alpha here

Recommended Settings

  • best compression - mode "Extra"
  • fastest compression - mode "Turbo"

Future Features

  • Plugins for other applications, such as Winamp or foobar2000 (a Winamp plugin is already close to completion).
  • An SDK for other developers.
  • Internal tagging.
  • Unicode support.
  • Piping support.
  • MD5 audio checksums for verification and identification.
  • A german version.
  • Embedded cue sheets.
  • Embedded cover art.
  • Multi channel audio.
  • Even more speed and better compression.

Frequently asked questions

  • non

External links