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fre:ac v1.1.3 Print
Sunday, 11 October 2020 15:55

fre:ac version 1.1.3 has been released on 11th October 2020.

This is a service with only minor feature updates and improvements. Instead, the focus is on compatibility and bug fixes. fre:ac 1.1.3 adds support for macOS 11.0 Big Sur, updates codecs to the latest versions and fixes several issues found in earlier releases:

  • General changes
    • Added support for macOS 11.0 Big Sur
    • Switched to using GNUdb as the default CDDB database service
  • Improvements
    • Command line codec configuration now allows specifying additional arguments
    • Improved cue sheet encoding detection to support system codepage and UTF-8 without BOM
    • freaccmd now splits cue sheets to individual tracks unless an output file is specified
    • freaccmd now supports a --split-chapters option to split files into individual chapters
    • Added <profile> placeholder for output folder configuration setting, resolving to user profile
    • Added file type and audio CD associations to Linux/FreeBSD and Windows Store app
    • Added an option to suppress "No entry found" messages for automatic CDDB queries
    • Improved detection of sampler CDs when querying CDDB information
  • Bug fixes
    • Fixed possible conversion thread hangs when using external encoders
    • Fixed possible crash related to drag & drop handling on Windows
    • Fixed crash when writing fields containing only whitespace to certain tag formats
    • Fixed glitches in WAV/AIFF output when processing samples outside the -1.0/+1.0 range
    • Fixed possible hangs when opening WAV/AIFF files > 2 GB or with a broken chunk structure
    • Fixed inability to open WAV/AIFF files with long paths on Windows
    • Fixed writing wrong offsets to single file cue sheets when the resampling DSP filter is enabled
    • Fixed writing invalid chapter offsets to Opus files with source sample rates other than 48 kHz
    • Fixed writing invalid MP3 bitstreams in rare cases in SuperFast mode
    • Fixed wrong length detection for MP3 files with invalid chapter data
    • Fixed parsing of cue sheets with minute/second values missing leading zeros or longer 99min
    • Fixed parsing of embedded cue sheets without FILE designations
    • Fixed ripping progress for other drives stalling while one drive is ejecting
    • Fixed inability to pause or stop single output file verification
    • Fixed log files being archived despite disabling the corresponding option
    • Fixed various issues with multi-monitor support on macOS
    • Fixed user interface glitches after closing dialogs in tabbed mode on macOS
    • Fixed Shift+Pos1/End shortcuts being interpreted by the joblist and edit fields simultaneously
  • Codec support
    • Switched from libav 12.3 to FFmpeg 4.3.1 for auxiliary format support
    • Added support for using the Core Audio codec of iTunes 12.10.9 and later

Upgrading to fre:ac v1.1.3 is strongly recommended for users of any earlier releases.

The new release is available in the downloads section. Please report issues on the GitHub issue tracker or by email to support@freac.org.

 
fre:ac v1.1.2 Print
Saturday, 20 June 2020 14:42

fre:ac version 1.1.2 has been released on 20th June 2020.

This release introduces UI scaling to the system font size by default, adds support for theme colors and dark mode on Linux/FreeBSD, updates codecs to the latest versions and fixes several issues found in earlier releases:

  • 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
    • 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

Upgrading to fre:ac v1.1.2 is strongly recommended for users of any earlier releases.

The new release is available in the downloads section. Please report issues on the GitHub issue tracker or by email to support@freac.org.

 
fre:ac v1.1.1 Print
Sunday, 19 April 2020 14:07

fre:ac version 1.1.1 has been released on 19th April 2020.

This release comes with minor improvements as well as codec and translation updates and fixes several issues found in earlier releases:

  • Improvements
    • Improved file size and bitrate calculation for chapters and cue sheet tracks
    • Added <discid> placeholder for use in filename patterns
    • Added an optional disc ID column to the joblist
    • Added an option to eject the disc after ripping to freaccmd
    • Allow specifying device path instead of drive number in freaccmd
  • Bug fixes
    • Fixed crash of freaccmd when querying CDDB while DISPLAY variable is not set
    • Fixed ripping of first CD track in paranoia mode on Windows
    • Fixed several issues creating CBR MP3 files in SuperFast mode
    • Fixed calculation of track conversion speed factor in log files

Upgrading to fre:ac v1.1.1 is strongly recommended for users of fre:ac v1.1 and earlier releases.

The new release is available in the downloads section. Please report issues on the GitHub issue tracker or by email to support@freac.org.

 
fre:ac now available in the Microsoft store Print
Sunday, 19 April 2020 14:07

Windows 10 users can now download fre:ac from the Microsoft store:

Get it from Microsoft

With the store version, installation, updates and removal are all handled by the Microsoft store, just like with any other Windows app.

The store version comes with the same feature set as the regular installer and .zip packages, except for the freaccmd command line interface not being included. Please use the self extracting installer or .zip package if you need command line conversion support.

 
fre:ac v1.1 Print
Sunday, 29 March 2020 21:17

fre:ac version 1.1 has been released on 29th March 2020 and is now available for download!

This is a major release with more than 80 new features compared to fre:ac 1.0.33. Highlights include:

  • Availability for macOS and Linux, in addition to Windows
  • Availability of 64 bit versions for Windows and other operating systems
  • Support for dark mode on Windows and macOS
  • A reworked conversion engine with support for multi-threading and parallel processing
  • An integrated tag editor with support for cover images
  • An extension for simultaneous output to multiple formats
  • Support for new codecs including Opus, Apple Lossless, Monkey's Audio, WavPack and others
  • Support for DSP filters and lossless file verification
  • Support for multi-channel audio
  • Support for managing multiple configurations
  • Support for writing log files

The complete list of new features can be found in the release notes of the fre:ac 1.1 Beta 1 release.

Upgrading to fre:ac v1.1 is recommended for users of fre:ac 1.0.33 or earlier and strongly recommended for users of fre:ac v1.1 preview releases.

The new release is available in the downloads section. Please report issues on the GitHub issue tracker or by email to support@freac.org.

 
fre:ac v1.1 Release Candidate 2 Print
Sunday, 22 March 2020 17:19

fre:ac v1.1 Release Candidate 2 has been released and is now available for download!

This release updates codecs and translations and fixes several issues found in fre:ac v1.1 RC 1:

  • 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

Upgrading to the 1.1 RC 2 release is recommended for users of the RC 1 release and strongly recommended for users of previous alpha or beta releases. All users of the stable release of fre:ac are encouraged to try this RC instead. Please report issues on the GitHub issue tracker or by email to support@freac.org.

The new release is available in the downloads section.

 
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