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EAC v1.5 February 23, 2020

As there are several problems in version 1.4, I needed to release a bugfix version 1.5. Hopefully now all major problems are now fixed.

- Fixed a problem with M3U8 files
- Fixed a problem with Log file creation
- Fixed a problem in the AcousticID plugin

EAC v1.4 February 6, 2020

Finally there is a new version of EAC 1.4 available with a double (command line) encoder setup, allowing to encode to e.g. MP3 and Flac in one go. It is possible to specify separate file naming options for both encodes, making it possible to write the files in separate folders.
Additionally the freedb++ has been converted to a MusicBrainz plugin. I also improved the cover and lyrics search within the plugin.
Some bugs and quirks have been removed.
Have fun with the new version!

EAC v1.3 (03-Sep-16)

As the last version had some quirks in the track selection handling, I release this fix for the problem of selecting tracks individually. Sorry about the problems!

EAC v1.2 (August 13th)

What’s new in version 1.2

- Fixed several issues with the CDRDAO burning component
- Updated the cover search in the freedb++ metadata provider
- Fixed defect EAC menu for beginner mode
- Different handling of track selection: Several selected tracks can be checked at once
- Different handling of track selection: Playback will only playback selected track instead of checked tracks
- AcoustID plugin will be pre-selected on installation
- Function "Upper all first characters" will not upper after a number (e.g 8th)
- CUE sheets will receive the composer as remark
- Fixed a very rare occuring problem of not finding an AR checksum for a given track
- Fixed a rare occuring problem of not finding a read command

July 2, 2015

Here comes a version which fixes quite some recent problems and adds a new plugin for AcoustID in the package (but is not installed by default). Hopefully it works for you!

April 9, 2015

In order to fix a severe problem with crashing EAC whenever a read error occurs, I have published a new update. Please install the update as soon as possible! Sorry about any inconviences!

April 4, 2015

The last version had still some problems, mainly the Cygwin component could cause some problems in some Windows systems. Therefore I updated the Cygwin components, hopefully the problems are now gone. Also the CTDB plugin needed an update which is also included.
Happy Easter!

December 18, 2014

The last update was a really long time ago, but finally here comes a new version of EAC.
There are no larger new features, but bug fixes mainly regarding drive detection and problems on installing the .NET plugins made it necessary to release this service update.
Also I updated the freedb++ plugin, so that it again finds more covers to choose from. This plugin will be released as public domain shortly (I always wanted to do that, but I always wanted to comment the whole code first – I gave up on that…)
Finally I updated several included external components, like CTDB and Flac.
Hopefully everything works right out of the box, as there aren’t that much changes in it anyway.

September 22, 2011

The released beta 3 of EAC is probably the first really stable 1.0 version, as many more bugs are fixed. For an exact list, please read the News.rtf file, which is stored in the EAC directory by the installer (and which can be accessed via the start menu).
This version includes the CTDB plugin written by Gregory Chudov. It will not be installed by default, you need to check the plugin option in the installer. If everything works as expected, the next version of EAC will come with the CTDB plugin installed by default. So try it out now!

May 24, 2011

I have worked very hard the last 6 month to present you an updated version of EAC, and here it finally comes. It fixes many problems (e.g. saving WAVs in the audio editor and WMA compression should be working again), but also brings you a renewed user interface and an improved metadata editing. One thing I am especially proud of is the autocomplete for the artist and for the composer field. New tag fields like lyrics are also included. The replacers (like %s) are exchanged against some more meaningfull replacers (like %source%). A list for the compression command line replacers can be found in the FAQ. A new professional metadata provider plugin from Get Digital Data is also added, which provides automatically cover images and more metadata information. You can test 10 lookups before purchasing a lifetime license for only $7.99 if you like it. Of course the old freedb plugin can still be used and now includes basic lyrics support. I still plan to open the freedb plugin as open source, so that the community can extend and correct that plugin – or even create new ones for other metadata services. New is also support for a different kind of plugin, which is able to analyse the extraction data and process it somehow, a new plugin for that will emerge soon…
Have fun!

November 23, 2010

Finally here is the new version 1.0 beta 1 which has some mighty new features. I took some time (mainly the complete change to unicode character set), but alls well that ends well…
Here comes a list of the new features:
+ Unicode support for all fields (but not CD-Text)
+ New database engine for storing CD information (old databases can be imported)
+ Metadata plugin support, for now there is a freedb plugin included. This will be released as open source freeware soon.
+ Cover support, can be drag’n'dropped from a file, a web page oder can be retrieved via a metadata plugin (support included in the freedb plugin). Cover can be written into tags or in the extraction directory
+ AccurateRip v2 support
+ Better Windows 7 support (like progress display in taskbar icon, storage of user data in the correct folders, etc.)
+ Free selection of first track track number (including option to continue numbering from the last inserted CD)
+ Option to always write the log file in english language
+ Option for writing a checksum over the extraction log data to the log file
+ Average extraction speed is listed in the log file
+ Possibility to write only V2 tags (and no V1 tags)
+ Free choice of replacement characters for filenames
+ Range copy selects now the first selected consecutive range of tracks as default
+ New folder browser dialog (system dialog for folders)
+ Added two placeholders for filename creation for track length (min and sec)
+ Test for (command line) compression options (and display of a sample command line)
+ Menu for removing unwanted/doubled spaces from “cd title”, “artist” & “track titles”
And some features are now removed:
- Removed Windows 2000 support (and any older OSs)
- Removed ID3V1 tag editor
- Removed compression offset
Hope you like it!
The next version is also planned, it will mainly contain an additional demo for a commercial metadata provider (if anybody would like to have access)

What’s new in version 0.99 prebeta 5

- Fixed a small bug in some of the CRC calculations
- Paths of 1000 characters in length (and file names up to 500 characters) can now be used (hopefully all command line compressors are still working)
- Fixed the creation of the correct CUE sheet in some cases when using current gap settings
- Fixed CDRDAO writing for multisession discs (leaving the CD open)
- EAC should not bring up its main window on using external compressors
- Fixed a small bug when correcting an extracted block
- Wizard now creates --ignore-tag-errors option for LAME encodings
- Fixed that on inserting a different CD sometimes not all tracks are extracted

What’s new in version 0.99 prebeta 4

Some bugs are fixed (mainly wrong number of accurate ripped tracks mentioned in logs)
Updated flac encoder core and WMA encoding script
Added two more translations

What’s new in version 0.99 prebeta 3

Bad luck, it is not possible to load the 0.99pb1 profiles anymore, this should be fixed now, please use 0.99 prebeta 3

What’s new in version 0.99 prebeta 2

As the 0.99 prebeta 1 had some severe bugs and the accurate rip log output was not as clear as it could have been, so some wordings are now changed. I hope this version will be much more stable… Enjoy!

What’s new in version 0.99 prebeta 1

Better AccurateRip support (reading ranges and CD images)
Improved log file output
Flac encoder now comes with EAC
Much improved configuration wizard
Writing CD-Text using CDRDAO
Copy and test range
Added writing new tags for ID3V2 like duration, encoder settings and the CD TOC
Correction of Xing header after writing ID3V2
Drive options are now stored by the drive name and not by adapter and LUN
Fixed many issues and bugs

What’s new in version 0.95 beta 4
Removed “Retrieve native TOC”
Several bug fixes, mainly bug on creation of CD images not showing the file dialog

What’s new in version 0.95 beta 3
Added option for fill track list from clipboard
On power down it is now possible to wait for external compressors finish compressing the queue
Fixed issue with “START xx:xx:xx behind or at track end” using CDRDAO
Added command line switch for long time-out on freedb requests (satellite connections)
Many smaller bug fixes and additions

What’s new in version 0.95 beta 2
Fixed some starting up issues and “Expecting only one toc-file” problems using CDRDAO
Added a new experimental command line switch for those still having freedb problems
Some smaller fixes

What’s new in version 0.95 beta 1
Wave editor and native interface stability improved
Many bug fixes (E.g. extraction engine crashes, CDDB problems, compression queue)
Added interface for CDRDAO for CD writing
Inserting all tracknames from Clipboard using Ctrl+Shift+V

What’s new in version 0.95 prebeta 5
Added a function for removing gaps that are e.g. created by TAO recording
freedb ID can be used for filename creation
Extentend M3U files with additional song information are always created
AccurateRip support
EAC is able to test the return value of an external encoder (if supported by the external application)
Added some more LAME DLL presets
Fixed several bugs and some minor additions

What’s new in version 0.95 prebeta 4
Fixed sample rate conversion on compression (EAC is now doing the rate conversion itself), and included a new native SCSI interface.

What’s new in version 0.95 prebeta 3
Some more bugs of 0.95 prebeta 2 and some translation issues fixed

What’s new in version 0.95 prebeta 2
Severe bugs of 0.95 prebeta 1 fixed

What’s new in version 0.95 prebeta 1
The main feature is the language SDK, which enables people to translate EAC into nearly any language. There is more information on that at the download location.
Besides that, there are only minor additions and a lot of bugfixes.

What's new in version 0.9 beta 4
This version only contains some bugfixes, mainly the CD burning part is fixed, but also many small corrections are taken from the 0.95pb1 that make already progress
Also the lock ups in the wave editor may occur again or may be gone now, please tell about your experiences if you encountered problems before

What's new in version 0.9 beta 3
Most FFT procedures are now in assembler, increasing speed for many audio filters and also for spectral display, which additionally has increased bands
Several smaller additions and improvements
Hopefully bugfixed all other minor problems

What's new in version 0.9 beta 2
This version is only a bug fix for the previous release.

What's new in version 0.9 beta 1
GUI restructured, added new buttons, changed button type to flat buttons. Artist and CD information is now directly accessible through the main window
Profile usage is now easier and can be selected by a drop down box on the main window
Updated freedb usage to proto 5
Configuration Wizard to setup basic drive, encoder and freedb configuration for beginner users
Option setting for leaving out all advanced features, making it easier for beginners
Secondary C2 extraction mode (may work better for some kind of erraneous CDs and for some but not every drive. Even if it may be misused for copy protected CDs, using this mode on protected CDs is only allowed when legal in your country)
Manual detection of TOC, usefull if a CD is defective and displays wrong track positions or data tracks instead of audio, EAC will try to detect the CD structure by analysis
Uncompressed and compressed extraction is now divided, so compression options will missing "Internal WAV routines"
More placeholders for external command line encoders in "User Defined Encoder" format, see FAQ for details
Correction of MP+ decoding bug with command line decoder
New Monkeys Audio (MAC) DLL support, you need at least DLL version 3.94
Compression queue is saved to harddisk and continued on next EAC session
Improving Pop Detection to 4 band analysis
Display of actual extraction position in real music time (for error checking)
Small corrections to ID3V2 routines
Correction of support for some writers
Many smaller additions and bug fixes

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