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fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper which integrates various popular formats and encoders. It currently supports MP3, MP4/M4A, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC and Bonk files. It makes it easy to convert your audio CDs to MP3 or Ogg Vorbis files which you can use in your hardware player or with your favorite audio software. The program supports the CDDB/freedb online CD database and CDText and automatically writes song information to ID3v2 or Vorbis comment tags.

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1.0.33 / 1.1 Beta 3 (February 12, 2020)



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Supported operating systems

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Complete Version history / Release notes / Changelog


Version 1.0.33 (February 2020)

Improvements

the fre:ac installer is now digitally signed
prepared for freedb.org shutdown on 31st March 2020
rip only tracks from the newly inserted disc when auto-ripping
do not start ripping automatically if no freedb entry is found
improved compatibility with ADTS AAC files
use high resolution icons from fre:ac 1.1 branch
Bug fixes

fixed compatibility issues with Windows 10 UTF-8 codepage setting
fixed hangs when trying to open some Windows Wave files
fixed setup not running with elevated rights on non-administrator accounts
fixed freaccmd issues with files without metadata
Updated codecs

upgraded FLAC to version 1.3.3
upgraded FAAC to version 1.30
upgraded FAAD2 to version 2.9.1
upgraded mpg123 to version 1.25.13
upgraded Vorbis to version 1.3.6 + aoTuV beta 6.03
upgraded Ogg library to version 1.3.4
Updated translations

updated Chinese (simplified), Croatian, Danish, Portuguese, Spanish (Latin American) and Ukrainian translations
added Bulgarian translation for the installer
updated Spanish user guide


Version 1.1 Beta 3 (February 2020)

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


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


Version 1.1 Alpha (April 2019)

- ported to macOS, Linux and BSD operating systems
- implemented an extension component framework to modularize fre:ac
- completely reworked configuration dialog
- added support for multiple configurations
- added multi encoder hub component
- integrated SuperFast encoding technology for multi-threaded processing
- conversions are now done in parallel if possible
- redesigned progress display area
- new dialog to confirm overwriting of existing files before conversion
- allowed format selection from the encode menu for encoders supporting multiple formats
- added support for editing configurations during conversions
- added support for verifying lossless input and output files
- added support for processing input with DSP filters
- added DSP components for resampling, channel up-/downmixing and sample format conversion
- 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 a simple tag editor
- added options for playing notification sounds on finished conversions
- added Monkey's Audio encoder/decoder
- added Speex speech encoder/decoder
- added Opus audio encoder/decoder
- added Core Audio AAC/ALAC encoder
- added support for command line encoders/decoders
- added TwinVQ VQF decoder support
- added support for the VisualOn AAC encoder
- added support for the Fraunhofer FDK AAC encoder/decoder
- added support for reading simple audio files using libsndfile
- added support for ID3v2, MP4, WMA and Vorbis Comment chapters
- added support for MCDI frame in ID3v2 tags
- added support for ID3v1 tags in AAC files
- added support for RF64 and Wave64 files
- added RIFF tagging support (using LIST INFO and Cart chunks)
- added support for Ogg FLAC files
- the FLAC encoder now writes seektable metadata blocks
- completely reworked arguments of freacmd
- added support for selecting configuration in freaccmd
- added support for encoding to single file with freaccmd
- added an option to append sequential numbers to otherwise identical filenames
- added <composer>, <conductor> and <disc> patterns
- allow CDDB queries even when no CD drive is present
- allow CDDB dialogs to be resized
- 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
- added context menu for text edit fields
- added support for reading ISRC codes from CDs
- added support for ripping hidden tracks (HTOA)
- added CD read offset configuration option
- added configuration option to keep converted tracks in joblist
- added configuration option to add encoded files to joblist
- added support for loading cue sheets
- added support for reading and writing Vorbis files with .oga extension
- added support for XSPF, Windows Media and PLS playlists
- added a slider for seeking during playback
- allow playback while a conversion is running
- added a warning when converting from lossy to lossless formats
- added the ability to sort the joblist by clicking headers
- added basic multi-channel audio support
- added support for setting process priority on Windows
- added a button to open the output folder
- added support for creating one playlist or cue sheet per album in a single conversion
- added RNNoise speech noise reduction DSP component
- added Rubber Band time stretching DSP component
- 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
- the button to open the CD tray now closes it if already open
- greatly improved case conversion functions
- conversion progress is now shown in the taskbar on Windows 7 and later
- skipping tracks is no longer possible when converting to a single file
- fixed creation of cue sheets for multiple tracks in a single file
- improved title info editing user friendliness
- improved metadata extraction from paths
- added native x64 platform support
- upgraded CDRip to version 2.2 (with cdparanoia III version 10.2)


fre:ac v1.0.32
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 19:32

This release includes some changes to improve usability and fixes several minor issues:

changed default output pattern to <artist> - <album> - <track> - <title>
improved behaviour of bitrate selection controls
show joblist duration in hours if longer than 1 hour
fixed issues with encoding to single file when suggested file name becomes too long
fixed handling of empty track metadata field
fixed handling of invalid Xing/LAME tags
fixed FAAC quality setting
fixed missing album art mimetype in MP4 metadata
fixed TwinVQ and WMA encoders being mixed up in config dialog


Version 1.1 Alpha (March 2018)

- ported to macOS, Linux and BSD operating systems
- implemented an extension component framework to modularize fre:ac
- completely reworked configuration dialog
- added support for multiple configurations
- added multi encoder hub component
- conversions are now done in parallel if possible
- redesigned progress display area
- new dialog to confirm overwriting of existing files before conversion
- allowed format selection from the encode menu for encoders supporting multiple formats
- added support for editing configurations during conversions
- added support for verifying lossless input and output files
- added support for processing input with DSP filters
- added DSP components for resampling, channel up-/downmixing and sample format conversion
- 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 a simple tag editor
- added Monkey's Audio encoder/decoder
- added Speex speech encoder/decoder
- added Opus audio encoder/decoder
- added Core Audio AAC/ALAC encoder
- added support for command line encoders/decoders
- added TwinVQ VQF decoder support
- added support for the VisualOn AAC encoder
- added support for the Fraunhofer FDK AAC encoder/decoder
- added support for reading simple audio files using libsndfile
- added support for ID3v2, MP4, WMA and Vorbis Comment chapters
- added support for MCDI frame in ID3v2 tags
- added support for ID3v1 tags in AAC files
- added support for RF64 and Wave64 files
- added RIFF tagging support (using LIST INFO and Cart chunks)
- added support for Ogg FLAC files
- the FLAC encoder now writes seektable metadata blocks
- completely reworked arguments of freacmd
- added support for selecting configuration in freaccmd
- added support for encoding to single file with freaccmd
- added an option to append sequential numbers to otherwise identical filenames
- added <composer>, <conductor> and <disc> patterns
- allow CDDB queries even when no CD drive is present
- allow CDDB dialogs to be resized
- 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
- added context menu for text edit fields
- added support for reading ISRC codes from CDs
- added support for ripping hidden tracks (HTOA)
- added CD read offset configuration option
- added configuration option to keep converted tracks in joblist
- added configuration option to add encoded files to joblist
- added support for loading cue sheets
- added support for reading and writing Vorbis files with .oga extension
- added support for XSPF, Windows Media and PLS playlists
- added a slider for seeking during playback
- added a warning when converting from lossy to lossless formats
- added the ability to sort the joblist by clicking headers
- added basic multi-channel audio support
- added support for setting process priority on Windows
- added a button to open the output folder
- added support for creating one playlist or cue sheet per album in a single conversion
- added RNNoise speech noise reduction DSP component
- added Rubber Band time stretching DSP component
- 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
- the button to open the CD tray now closes it if already open
- greatly improved case conversion functions
- conversion progress is now shown in the taskbar on Windows 7 and later
- skipping tracks is no longer possible when converting to a single file
- fixed creation of cue sheets for multiple tracks in a single file
- improved title info editing user friendliness
- improved metadata extraction from paths
- added native x64 platform support
- upgraded CDRip to version 2.2 (with cdparanoia III version 10.2)


Version 1.0.31a (November 2017)

- updated Bulgarian translation
- updated FAAC encoder to fix Joint Stereo bug

Version 1.0.31 (November 2017)

- updated Italian translation
- changed default output pattern to <artist> - <album><artist> - <album> - <track> - <title>
- default to using WMA 9.2 instead of WMA 10 Pro
- added support for reading WAV files with unknown length
- fixed rare crash when decoding certain Ogg Vorbis files
- fixed some freedb connection issues
- upgraded CDRip to version 1.27 to fix detection of USB drives
- upgraded LAME to version 3.100
- upgraded FAAC to version 1.29.9.2
- upgraded FAAD2 to version 2.8.6
- upgraded mpg123 to version 1.25.7
- upgraded Ogg library to version 1.3.3


Version 1.1 Alpha (November 2017)

- ported to macOS, Linux and BSD operating systems
- implemented an extension component framework to modularize fre:ac
- completely reworked configuration dialog
- added support for multiple configurations
- added multi encoder hub component
- conversions are now done in parallel if possible
- redesigned progress display area
- new dialog to confirm overwriting of existing files before conversion
- allowed format selection from the encode menu for encoders supporting multiple formats
- added support for editing configurations during conversions
- added support for verifying lossless input and output files
- added support for processing input with DSP filters
- added a simple tag editor
- added Monkey's Audio encoder/decoder
- added Speex speech encoder/decoder
- added Opus audio encoder/decoder
- added Core Audio AAC/ALAC encoder
- added support for command line encoders/decoders
- added TwinVQ VQF decoder support
- added support for the VisualOn AAC encoder
- added support for the Fraunhofer FDK AAC encoder/decoder
- added support for reading simple audio files using libsndfile
- added support for ID3v2, MP4, WMA and Vorbis Comment chapters
- added support for MCDI frame in ID3v2 tags
- added support for ID3v1 tags in AAC files
- added support for RF64 and Wave64 files
- added RIFF tagging support (using LIST INFO and Cart chunks)
- added support for Ogg FLAC files
- the FLAC encoder now writes seektable metadata blocks
- completely reworked arguments of freacmd
- added support for selecting configuration in freaccmd
- added support for encoding to single file with freaccmd
- added an option to append sequential numbers to otherwise identical filenames
- added <composer>, <conductor> and <disc> patterns
- allow CDDB queries even when no CD drive is present
- 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
- added context menu for text edit fields
- added support for reading ISRC codes from CDs
- added support for ripping hidden tracks (HTOA)
- added CD read offset configuration option
- added configuration option to keep converted tracks in joblist
- added configuration option to add encoded files to joblist
- added support for loading cue sheets
- added support for reading and writing Vorbis files with .oga extension
- added support for XSPF, Windows Media and PLS playlists
- added a slider for seeking during playback
- added a warning when converting from lossy to lossless formats
- added the ability to sort the joblist by clicking headers
- added basic multi-channel audio support
- added support for setting process priority on Windows
- added a button to open the output folder
- added support for creating one playlist or cue sheet per album in a single conversion
- 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
- the button to open the CD tray now closes it if already open
- greatly improved case conversion functions
- conversion progress is now shown in the taskbar on Windows 7 and later
- skipping tracks is no longer possible when converting to a single file
- fixed creation of cue sheets for multiple tracks in a single file
- improved title info editing user friendliness
- improved metadata extraction from paths
- added native x64 platform support
- upgraded CDRip to version 2.2 (with cdparanoia III version 10.2)
- upgrade to MP4v2 v2.0.0


Version 1.0.30 (September 2017)

- minor improvements for CDDB submit dialog
- guard against disc insert notification being received multiple times
- upgraded FAAC to version 1.29.7.4


Version 1.0.29 (August 2017)

- now using the mpg123 library for MP3 decoding
- changed default FLAC blocksize to 4096 samples to match official FLAC tools
- removed support for obsolete Main and LTP AAC profiles
- fixed progress not being updated for long running conversions
- fixed handling of stray tabs in title info
- upgraded CDRip to version 1.26 to fix handling of drives with letter A:
- upgraded FAAC to version 1.29.7
- upgraded FAAD2 to version 2.8.1


Version 1.0.28 (February 2017)

- updated Chinese (traditional) translation
- configuration is now saved in freac.xml
- fixed crash on some invalid cover art
- upgraded FLAC to version 1.3.2


Version 1.0.27 (December 2016)

- added Cantonese (Hong Kong) and Corsican language support
- minor improvements for CDDB submit dialog
- improved detection of cover art mime types
- display error message only once when adding multiple files while converting
- fixed erroneous message about non existing folder if it is drive's root
- fixed issues handling CDDB entries with line breaks
- fixed inability to send new CDDB entries when there was a disc-id collision
- fixed CDDB query dialog appearing off screen when main window is minimized


Version 1.0.26 CVS (October 2015)

- updated Serbian (Latin and Cyrillic) translations
- improved detection of concatenated MP3 files
- sped up opening and saving Ogg Vorbis files with cover art
- read non-standard TOTALTRACKS and TOTALDISCS Vorbis Comment fields
- fill number of tracks metadata field when ripping audio CDs
- do not crash when Vorbis encoder fails to initialize
- fixed crash when trying to open invalid Ogg Vorbis files
- fixed crash when trying to create Ogg Vorbis files with very large cover art
- fixed crash when scrolling joblist while a tooltip is visible
- fixed Xing/LAME MP3 information tag parsing
- fixed edit box text disappearing in some cases in scaled mode


Version 1.0.25 CVS (September 2015)

- updated Italian, Swedish, Basque and Valencian translations
- added MP4/AAC and Ogg Vorbis cover art support
- recognize decimal VBR quality values in LAME settings
- save playlists and cuesheets along with output file in single file mode
- fixed existing files being overwritten in "Output to input folder" mode
- fixed LAME encoder not accepting arbitrary sample rates in auto resampling mode
- fixed possible crash during CDDB queries
- fixed crashes in MAD and FLAC decoder components
- fixed crash when trying to decode WMA files without duration field set
- fixed cover art not being written to WMA files without a description present
- upgraded CDRip to version 1.25 to fix drive detection issues


Version 1.0.24 (July 2015)

- added mouse jitter tolerance for tooltips
- added sample rate check to FAAC encoder
- do not eject discs when user stopped conversion
- retain disc number info when converting
- fixed visual glitches on Windows 8.x and 10
- flat titlebar style on Windows 8.x and 10
- made CDDB query dialog modal again
- upgraded Vorbis to version 1.3.5 + aoTuV beta 6.03 (2014)


Version 1.0.23 (November 2014)

- added Basque and Serbian (Cyrillic) language support
- updated Chinese (traditional) and Czech translations
- added Basque user guide
- added support for reading Windows Wave files in IEEE float format
- added additional genres as defined by Winamp 5.6
- the main window is no longer closed when pressing escape
- fixed stability issues when decoding MP3 files
- fixed crash when writing cover art to WMA tags
- fixed drag & drop target area not matching joblist
- fixed failure to delete read-only files with "Delete files after encoding" option
- fixed interpretation of non-standard UTF-16 strings in ID3v2 tags
- upgraded FLAC to version 1.3.1


Version 1.0.22 (July 2014)

- added Afrikaans language support
- updated Spanish, Slovak, Serbian and Lithuanian translations
- added support for disc drives with drive letters A: and B:
- fixed decoding of MAIN profile AAC files
- fixed last track of CD-Extra discs being two seconds too long
- fixed writing invalid genre value to ID3v1 tags
- fixed CJK editor appearing offset in Windows Vista/7/8 default designs
- fixed crash when selecting output plugin
- fixed crash when encountering malformed Vorbis comments
- fixed blurry GUI with high resolution displays
- fixed screen artifacts left by tooltips when removing tracks
- fixed uninstaller not working when run directly
- upgraded Vorbis to aoTuV beta 6.03 (2014)
- upgraded Ogg library to version 1.3.2
- upgraded CDRip to version 1.24


Version 1.0.21a (July 2013)

- fixed WMA output files being deleted after encoding
- fixed edit field menu buttons being non-clickable
- fixed rare FLAC encoder problem at compression levels 7 and 8
- fixed online updater not working after smooth library upgrade
- fixed compilation with Microsoft Visual C++


Version 1.0.21 (July 2013)

- updated Romanian and Swedish translations
- changed default settings for FLAC


Version 1.0.21 Beta 1 (June 2013)

- updated Russian translation
- added support for large fonts
- fixed ID3v2 cover data not being displayed in iTunes
- fixed random crashes at program exit
- fixed WMA decoder not using the best output format available
- fixed ASPI error message being displayed on systems without optical drives
- upgraded FLAC to version 1.3.0
- upgraded Ogg library to version 1.3.1
- upgraded to smooth v0.8.71.0
- some minor fixes


Version 1.0.20a (March 2012)

- fixed unintended dependency on Intel runtime libraries
- fixed bogus error messages on AMD CPUs


Version 1.0.20 (March 2012)

- added Bulgarian language support
- added Spanish user guide
- updated Polish and Romanian translations
- upgraded LAME to version 3.99.5
- upgraded Ogg library to version 1.3.0
- some minor fixes


Version 1.0.19 (May 2011)

- updated Serbian translation
- fixed possible MP3 decoder crashes
- upgraded Ogg Vorbis to aoTuV beta 6.03
- minor other fixes


Version 1.0.18 (April 2011)

- updated French, Czech, Dutch and Finnish translations
- added CD text support for sampler CDs
- added support for gapless MP3 decoding
- added support for decoding uncompressed AIFF-C files
- changed default output directory to "My Music" folder
- fixed skipping of first few seconds of some MP3s and raw AAC files
- fixed and improved decoding of raw audio formats WAVE, AIFF and AU
- upgraded Ogg library to version 1.2.2
- upgraded Ogg Vorbis to aoTuV beta 6.02
- some minor fixes


Released fre:ac v1.0.17a hotfix for MP3 decoder issue.


Version 1.0.17 of fre:ac has been released today.

The new release reflects the project name change from BonkEnc to fre:ac. It includes translation updates and fixes some bugs found in previous versions.


Version 1.0.16 (August 2010)

- updated Dutch translation
- added Dutch and Czech translations for the installer
- select a reasonable WMA codec by default
- fixed problems with text edit fields
- raised maximum file name length on NT systems
- some minor fixes


Version 1.0.15 (July 2010)

- added Windows Media Audio encoder/decoder
- added support for wildcards in arguments to BEcmd
- added ripping speed configuration option
- added <filetype> file name pattern
- updated most translations
- added several translations for the installer
- added Portuguese user guide
- improved GUI performance especially on Windows Vista and Windows 7
- fixed handling of garbage data before the first MP3 frame
- fixed LAME ABR preset configuration
- fixed problem opening MP3 and FLAC files on Windows 9x with Unicows
- fixed CD ripping problems on some Windows 7 x64 systems
- upgraded LAME to version 3.98.4
- upgraded CDRip to version 1.23
- upgraded Ogg library to version 1.2.0
- some minor fixes


Version 1.0.14 (October 2009)

- added Hebrew language support
- updated Vietnamese and Czech translations
- now using the MAD decoder for MP3
- interface language is now selected automatically at first startup
- added total time and progress display
- added support for LAME info tags
- added Vietnamese translation for the installer
- fixed automatic reading of CD contents on disc insert
- fixed several problems regarding Winamp input plugins
- fixed icon display on Windows Vista and Windows 7
- fixed freeze-ups on Windows 7
- fixed possible freeze-up at program startup
- significant encoding speed improvements
- upgrade to MP4v2 v1.9.1
- some minor bug fixes


Version 1.1 CVS (August 2009)

- added Estonian, Croatian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Catalan, Valencian and Galician language support
- added German, Italian, Russian, Czech and Greek user guides
- added German and Japanese translations for the installer
- converted input and output filters to BoCA components
- implemented new configuration dialog
- redesigned progress display area
- completely reworked LAME configuration dialog
- added a simple tag editor
- added Monkey's Audio encoder/decoder
- added Speex speech encoder/decoder
- added Windows Media Audio encoder/decoder
- added support for command line encoders/decoders
- added support for the MAD MP3 decoder
- added TwinVQ VQF decoder support
- added support for AAC synchronizing (needed to read ripped AAC streams)
- added support for reading simple audio files using libsndfile
- added support for cover art in MP4 files
- added support for MCDI frame in ID3v2 tags
- added <directory> pattern to allow preserving existing directory structures
- added <filetype> pattern
- added <installdrive> pattern for use in output directory name
- label/publisher and ISRC information is now preserved during conversion
- added support for reading ISRC codes from CDs
- making better use of multi-core CPUs when encoding/decoding
- miscellaneous other speed optimizations
- the five last used file name patterns are now saved for later use
- greatly improved case conversion functions
- fixed writing of bad ID3v2 tags when iconv.dll is not available
- fixed ID3lib to read and write correct ID3v2.4 tags
- fixed writing of ID3v1 tags when encoding VBR or ABR MP3s
- fixed creation of cuesheets for multiple tracks in a single file
- fixed total progress bar not working correctly with many tracks in joblist
- fixed crash when encoding to single MP4 file
- fixed unwanted downsampling when encoding to low bitrate MP3
- fixed Vorbis (and FLAC) comment tag reading
- fixed not writing Xing header when using LAME presets
- fixed crash when trying to open unsupported Sun Audio (.au) files
- fixed encoding empty tracks when no CD is inserted
- fixed various CDDB issues
- fixed HTTP proxy authentication
- fixed BEcmd crashes
- fixed support for various artists CDs
- improved CDDB data sanity check
- improved support for network files and directories
- NT SCSI mode is now used by default to access CD drives on NT systems
- installer improvements
- lots of fixes to the command line encoder
- added native x64 platform support
- upgraded Bonk to version 0.12
- upgraded FLAC to version 1.2.1
- upgraded FAAC to version 1.28
- upgraded FAAD2 to version 2.7
- upgraded LAME to version 3.98.3
- upgraded Ogg Vorbis to aoTuV beta 5.7
- upgraded Ogg library to version 1.1.4
- upgraded CDRip to version 1.21 (with cdparanoia III version 10.2)
- upgrade to MP4v2 v2.0
- lots of other fixes


Version 1.0.13 (July 2009)

- added Vietnamese and Galician language support
- added Czech user guide
- updated Chinese (traditional), Czech and Serbian translations
- making better use of multi-core CPUs when encoding/decoding
- miscellaneous other speed optimizations
- removed outdated presets for LAME encoder
- fixed a possible crash at the end of encoding using LAME
- fixed a possible crash opening Bonk files
- fixed BEcmd argument handling
- fixed problems with easyUpdate
- upgraded Ogg library to version 1.1.4


Version 1.0.12 (May 2009)

- added Croatian language support
- updated Japanese and Russian translations
- fixed CDDB querying when both, local and remote CDDB are enabled
- fixed problems with easyUpdate running on Windows Vista
- fixed problems starting BonkEnc on Windows NT 4.0
- disabled compression of all executables to fix incorrect threat warnings from virus scanners
- upgraded Ogg Vorbis to aoTuV beta 5.7
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Would benefit from a normalisation option. Has lots of options which seem a bit unnecessary that the average user would never use. The alpha build can accept 5.1 sources(the stable can only accept 2 channel inputs!), but bugs exist. It takes much time to load some audio files like 5.1 ac-3 and often crashes during encoding. It has crashed for me in WinXP to Win10 so far.

The progress counter does not even show in some file encoding. Still at alpha stage but at least it is being developed and is a good freeware software. I now use the superior EZCD Converter instead.


Review by Abe on Nov 1, 2019 Version: 1.1 alpha OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10




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Review by ShaneTune1 on Aug 20, 2018 Version: 1.0.32 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




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Review by Damian Höster on Apr 20, 2018 Version: 1.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Good software, but a major drawback is it needs a sound normalizer, however future builds promise this and also it cannot process 5.1 channel inputs as yet. Pazera audio extractor can process anything as input so I recommend using that for some tricky projects instead.

Review by Sayed on Nov 19, 2017 Version: 1.0.30 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




Very good software, but like others my using it had declined for said reason of only 2 channel support. Also it would not open mkv sources.

Review by 7of9 on Aug 3, 2017 Version: 1.0.2.8 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10


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