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'''RK Audio''' ('''RKAU''') is a legacy [[lossless]] (and [[lossy]]) audio compressor for the Windows platform. It was developed by Malcolm Taylor together with RK (a general purpose data compressor) and RKim (a lossless image compressor).  
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'''RK Audio''' ('''RKAU''') is a legacy [[lossless]] (and [[lossy]]) audio [[codec]] for the Windows platform. It was developed by Malcolm Taylor together with RK (a general purpose data compressor) and RKim (a lossless image compressor).  
  
Development ceased around year 2000.  The author offered it for download until circa 2005 at his new company MSoftware while marketing RK as the WinRK archiver (also discontinued).
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Development apparently ceased around year 2000; the author offered it for download until circa 2005 at his new company MSoftware, which then for a while revived the compression suite ([http://www.squeezechart.com/audio.html including an audio compressor]) as the WinRK archiver, now also discontinued.
  
Testing by ReallyRareWares indicated excellent compression level at the time, at the cost of high CPU usage.  Features were few.  
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Testing by ReallyRareWares and Squeezechart indicated excellent compression level by year 2000 standards, at the cost of high CPU usage.  Features were few.  
  
  

Latest revision as of 13:21, 10 January 2022

RK Audio (RKAU) is a legacy lossless (and lossy) audio codec for the Windows platform. It was developed by Malcolm Taylor together with RK (a general purpose data compressor) and RKim (a lossless image compressor).

Development apparently ceased around year 2000; the author offered it for download until circa 2005 at his new company MSoftware, which then for a while revived the compression suite (including an audio compressor) as the WinRK archiver, now also discontinued.

Testing by ReallyRareWares and Squeezechart indicated excellent compression level by year 2000 standards, at the cost of high CPU usage. Features were few.


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