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Version history for Pazera Free Audio Extractor (portable 64-bit)

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Changes for v2.9 - v2.10

  • Updated conversion engine (FFmpeg) and multimedia information library (MediaInfo).
  • New MP3 encoder settings: stereo mode (L/R stereo, joint stereo), encoding algorithm quality, bit reservoir, lowpass filter.
  • New Vorbis encoder options: bitrate mode, VBR presets, minimum and maximum bitrate, lowpass filter, option to set the output file extension to .ogg or .oga.
  • New AAC encoder options: bitrate mode, VBR presets (modes), audio profile and lowpass filter.
  • New Opus encoder options: bitrate mode, the ability to set the encoding algorithm complexity, frame duration, low-pass filter, the ability to fine-tune the work of the encoder to process audio files containing music or recorded human speech.
  • Improperly selected audio sampling frequencies in profiles using the Opus encoder have been corrected.
  • New FLAC encoder options: bit depth, compression level, audio channel mode, multidimensional quantization, precision and linear predictive coding methods and more.
  • Automatic parameter selection (including bit depth) when converting FLAC files has been improved.
  • New WavPack encoder options: stereo mode, compression level, sample format.
  • New toolbar (displayed at the left edge of the main window) with functions for managing the file list.
  • Ability to block search of subdirectories when adding folders to the processing list.
  • Displaying the output directory on the title bar of the Output panel. This directory is also displayed when the panel is collapsed, so you no longer have to expand it to see where the resulting files will be saved.
  • Added the ability to number the file list in ascending order. This function can be useful after deleting some files, sorting or manually changing the order of files in the list.
  • The ability to define two sets of additional command line options passed to the FFmpeg encoder and the ability to set the order of passing these parameters relative to the parameters selected by the program has been added.
  • The information module has been extended.
  • Data returned by MediaInfo is now also displayed in HTML and JSON format.
  • A new tab has been added with the hexadecimal dump of the first 10 KB of the examined file.
  • For easier identification, video streams are now highlighted in red, audio - green, subtitles - purple, chapters (menu) - blue.
  • The window layout is now saved to the configuration file and restored the next time the program is started.
  • Added the option to restore default values for each supported encoder separately. Appropriate commands are in the Encoder menu and on the Audio panel.
  • The control displaying the list of available output formats and associated audio encoders has changed. All lossy encoders are highlighted in blue, lossless encoders in purple.
  • When turning on dark visual styles, the main window icons are slightly grayed out to reduce the contrast.
  • The ability to convert MXF files has been added.
  • New language files: Slovak and Slovenian.
  • New About window displaying additional information.
  • Lots of smaller improvements and bug fixes.
  • Support for Windows XP was dropped. Windows Vista or later is required. Maintaining compatibility with Windows XP would prevent the use of new technologies, audio and video encoders, and new FFmpeg features only available for Windows Vista and newer.

Changes for v2.8 - v2.9

  • Added ability to select the bitrate mode when converting to MP3: CBR - constant, ABR - average, VBR - variable (based on LAME presets).
  • New output format: E-AC3 (Enhanced AC3).
  • Added possibility of extracting E-AC3 audio tracks.
  • Added the option to choose the format of the extracted AAC audio tracks: M4A, AAC (ADTS - Audio Data Transport Stream), MKA (Matroska audio).
  • Displaying the selected audio encoder in the header part of the panel with the audio conversion settings. As a result, the selected audio encoder is also visible when the panel is collapsed.
  • New conversion profiles.
  • A few additional minor improvements.

Changes for v2.7 - v2.8

  • Updated conversion engine (FFmpeg) and multimedia information library (MediaInfo).
  • New module: Check for updates.
  • Added option to save the creation, last access and last write time of the source files in the output files.
  • A new control displaying a list of profiles. Now additional separators are displayed between the profiles, which increases the readability.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some of the conversion parameters reset when switching visual styles.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented closing the window with the conversion progress when the conversion ended with the minimized main window of the application.
  • A small changes to many controls: file list (table), buttons, audio volume slider, some panels...
  • Bug fixes and other enhancements.

Changes for v2.6 - v2.7

  • Updated conversion engine (FFmpeg) and multimedia information library (MediaInfo).
  • Fixed an error causing incorrect mapping of audio streams when setting FFmpeg conversion parameters in files containing multiple audio streams and at least one video stream.
  • Fixed restoring the main window position after program restart when visual styles are enabled.
  • Added the ability to select visible columns from the context menu of the file list and from the main menu.
  • Automatic scrolling of text in the window with the conversion progress.

Changes for v2.5 - v2.6

  • New output formats/codecs: Opus (Ogg), MKA - Opus, CAF - Opus.
  • New conversion engine (FFmpeg) and multimedia information library (MediaInfo).
  • New conversion profiles.
  • New translations: Arabic, Dutch, Korean.
  • Bug fixes and enhancements.

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