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Geschrieben von: Robert   
Dienstag, den 01. Dezember 2015 um 18:37 Uhr

Sorry folks, I almost forgot the November status update. Here it is!

November snapshot

I released a new snapshot version a week ago and while most of its new features have already been announced in the October status update, there are a few things that have not been mentioned yet:

  • Setting process priority
    The Windows version of the new snapshot allows you to lower fre:ac's process priority, so it won't slow down other programs too much when running a conversion in the background. This is especially useful on systems with 1-4 cores and no Hyper Threading where fre:ac would usually occupy most of the CPU ressources when converting a large number of files.
  • Recently used output folders
    The configuration dialog now remembers the five most recently used output folders and offers them for selection in a drop down box. If you are often switching between a small number of folders, this should make setting the right output folder much easier.

Stability fixes

Several stability issues have been fixed in November. The following fixes are included in the 20151122 snapshot:

  • There was a chance of the user interface freezing when switching between tabs or dragging the main window during a conversion.
  • A missing lock caused random crashes during conversions in parallel mode.
  • The multiple CDDB match selection dialog could crash due to an issue with loading previews.
  • The freaccmd utility shipped with the October snapshot crashed at startup.

CDDB fixes

In addition to the above, I also fixed a CDDB bug that caused submissions for new CDs to be rejected in many cases. This was caused by a missing break statement in code that checks for disc ID collisions. This bug was introduced in the BonkEnc/fre:ac 1.0 final release almost 9 years ago and was probably one of the oldest bugs still present in fre:ac. I will release fre:ac 1.0.27 with this bug fixed in December; it's already fixed in snapshot 20151122.

This closes this month's update. Thanks for reading!

 

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