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fre:ac v1.1 Beta 1

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Version 1.1 Beta 1 (December 2019)

  • 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 <composer>, <conductor> and <disc> 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