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Version history for fre:ac - free audio converter for Mac OS X

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Changes for v1.1.1 - v1.1.2

  • - Bug fixes
  • - fixed crash when decoding MP3 files on x64 Windows systems without AVX support
  • - Updated codecs
  • - updated mpg123 to version 1.26.2 (plus Windows x64 ASM patch)
  • Version 1.1.2a (June 2020)
  • - Bug fixes
  • - fixed font scaling with high DPI settings on Windows
  • Version 1.1.2 (June 2020)
  • Improvements
  • scale UI to adjust to system font size by default
  • added support for theme colors and dark mode on Linux/FreeBSD
  • improved handling of maximized window state on Linux/FreeBSD and macOS
  • try to keep the selected encoder the same when upgrading from fre:ac 1.0.x
  • removed non-working option to not lock CD trays while ripping
  • stop ripping before trying to eject a disc
  • write audio data CRC to log files when ripping
  • write MD5 checksums to log files when verifying files
  • write log entries when replacing existing files
  • Bug fixes
  • fixed length of last chapter of some audio books being detected as 0:00
  • prevent interpreting numerical IDs or dates at the beginning of file names as track numbers
  • fixed a possible source of random crashes when adding files to the joblist
  • fixed possible crash when importing MP4/M4A files
  • fixed possible crash when encoding in SuperFast mode
  • fixed some graphics glitches on macOS
  • Updated codecs
  • updated Monkey's Audio to version 5.44
  • updated mpg123 to version 1.26.1
  • updated FAAD2 to version 2.9.2
  • updated CDRip to version 2.4



Changes for v1.1 RC1 - v1.1 RC 2

  • Bug fixes
  • Fixed inability to read raw AAC files with the FAAD2 decoder
  • Fixed inability to create WMA files with long path names
  • Fixed cursor positioning and text selection in right-to-left mode
  • Fixed cursor position calculation not respecting kerning on Windows 10
  • Updated codecs
  • updated Monkey's Audio to version 5.24
  • Updated translations
  • updated Serbian translations



Changes for v1.1 Beta 3 - v1.1 RC1

  • Improvements
  • now passing float samples to LAME encoder directly if sample format is float
  • made automatic ripping work when using the single output file option
  • added options to control chapter information and cover art to freaccmd
  • handle Ctrl+C in freaccmd to clean up temporary files when aborted
  • respect colorization tint color on Windows Vista, 7 and 8/8.1
  • improved HiDPI detection on Linux/FreeBSD systems
  • log CDDB information when ripping
  • Bug fixes
  • fixed drag & drop not accepting long file paths on Windows
  • fixed file modification time stamp getting lost when output verification is active
  • fixed file creation time stamp not being preserved despite option being enabled
  • fixed freaccmd not correctly handling relative output folders
  • fixed black title bar color on Windows Vista, 7 and 8/8.1
  • fixed online updater not working



Changes for v1.1 Beta 1 - v1.1 Beta 3

  • Improvements
  • added support for dark mode on Windows 10
  • prepared for freedb.org shutdown on 31st March 2020
  • the fre:ac installer is now digitally signed
  • added separate Windows Wave File Output entry to encoder list
  • display current signal processing settings in status area
  • added a toolbar button to configure signal processing
  • added new tips to Tip of the Day dialog
  • Bug fixes
  • fixed compatibility issue with Windows 10 UTF-8 codepage setting
  • fixed FLAC decoding on macOS
  • fixed issues opening Opus files with a .ogg extension
  • fixed Monkey's Audio encoder not showing up in 64 bit builds
  • fixed some issues with freaccmd command line interface
  • Updated codecs
  • updated Monkey's Audio to version 5.18
  • Updated translations
  • updated Chinese (simplified) translation



Changes for v1.1 Alpha 20181201a - v1.1 Beta 1

  • - implemented an extension component framework to modularize fre:ac
  • - ported to macOS, Linux and BSD operating systems
  • - added native 64 bit Windows platform support
  • - Multi threading support
  • - conversions are now done in parallel if possible
  • - integrated SuperFast encoding technology for multi-threaded processing
  • - adding files to the joblist can now use multiple threads
  • - Major new features
  • - added support for multi-channel audio
  • - added support for verifying lossless input and output files
  • - added support for processing input with DSP filters
  • - added support for writing conversion log files
  • - added support for managing multiple configurations
  • - added a tag editor component
  • - added multi encoder component for simultaneous output to multiple formats
  • - User interface improvements
  • - completely reworked configuration dialog
  • - added support for editing configurations during conversions
  • - added the ability to sort the joblist by clicking headers
  • - allow format selection from the encode menu for encoders supporting multiple formats
  • - new dialog to confirm overwriting of existing files before conversion
  • - redesigned progress display area
  • - added a button to open the output folder
  • - the time left indicator now shows hours if necessary
  • - the five last used output folders are now saved for later use
  • - the five last used file name patterns are now saved for later use
  • - File conversion improvements
  • - added support for automatic sample format conversions to match encoder requirements
  • - added support for joining tracks with different sample formats into a single output file
  • - added options for playing notification sounds on finished conversions
  • - added an option to append sequential numbers to otherwise identical filenames
  • - added , and filename patterns
  • - added configuration option to keep converted tracks in joblist
  • - added configuration option to add encoded files to joblist
  • - added a warning when converting from lossy to lossless formats
  • - skipping tracks is no longer possible when converting to a single file
  • - conversion progress is now shown in the taskbar on Windows 7 and later
  • - added support for setting process priority on Windows
  • - CD ripping improvements
  • - added support for ripping hidden tracks (HTOA)
  • - added support for reading ISRC codes from CDs
  • - added CD read offset configuration option
  • - upgraded CDRip to version 2.3 (with cdparanoia III version 10.2)
  • - CDDB support improvements
  • - added preview to CDDB match selection dialog
  • - added an option to automatically select the first CDDB match
  • - added support for CDDB queries using HTTP GET
  • - allow CDDB queries even when no CD drive is present
  • - allow CDDB dialogs to be resized
  • - Playback improvements
  • - allow playback while a conversion is running
  • - added a slider for seeking during playback
  • - the button to open the CD tray now closes it if already open
  • - New and updated codecs
  • - added support for command line encoders/decoders
  • - added Core Audio AAC/ALAC encoder
  • - added Opus audio encoder/decoder
  • - added Speex speech encoder/decoder
  • - added Monkey's Audio encoder/decoder
  • - added Musepack encoder/decoder
  • - added WavPack encoder/decoder
  • - added OptimFROG encoder/decoder
  • - added TAK lossless encoder/decoder
  • - added support for the Fraunhofer FDK AAC encoder/decoder
  • - added support for the VisualOn AAC encoder
  • - added support for the TwinVQ VQF decoder
  • - added support for Ogg FLAC files
  • - added support for RF64 and Wave64 files
  • - added support for libsndfile for reading simple audio files
  • - added support for reading and writing Vorbis files with .oga extension
  • - New DSP components
  • - added DSP components for resampling, channel up-/downmixing and sample format conversion
  • - added RNNoise speech noise reduction DSP component
  • - added Rubber Band time stretching DSP component
  • - Tagging improvements
  • - added support for chapters in ID3v2, MP4, WMA and Vorbis Comment tags
  • - added support for handling gapless playback information
  • - added support for changing album art
  • - added support for MCDI frame in ID3v2 tags
  • - added support for ID3v1 tags in AAC files
  • - added RIFF tagging support (using LIST INFO and Cart chunks)
  • - improved metadata extraction from path names
  • - improved title info editing user friendliness
  • - added context menu for text edit fields
  • - greatly improved case conversion functions
  • - the FLAC encoder now writes seektable metadata blocks
  • - Playlist and cue sheet improvements
  • - added support for XSPF, Windows Media and PLS playlists
  • - added support for creating one playlist or cue sheet per album in a single conversion
  • - fixed creation of cue sheets for multiple tracks in a single file
  • - added support for loading cue sheets
  • - freaccmd improvements
  • - completely reworked arguments of freacmd
  • - added support for selecting configuration in freaccmd
  • - added support for encoding to a single file with freaccmd



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