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Written by Robert   
Monday, 28 April 2008 15:15

I released another BonkEnc CVS snapshot yesterday. During the last few weeks the focus was on adding/improving external (command line) encoder and decoder support. This brought support for the following new codecs to BonkEnc:


  • Nero Digital HE-AAC Encoder
  • Fraunhofer IIS MP3 Surround Encoder
  • Helix DNA Producer RealAudio Encoder
  • LAME MP3 Command Line Encoder
  • Flake FLAC Encoder
  • Tom's Audiokompressor (TAK)
  • WavPack Encoder (WV)
  • Musepack Encoder (MPC)
  • OptimFROG Encoder (OFR)
  • Shorten Audio Encoder (SHN)
  • True Audio (TTA)
  • Lossless Audio (La)
  • RK Audio Compressor (RKAU)


  • Tom's Audiokompressor (TAK)
  • WavPack Decoder (WV)
  • Musepack Decoder (MPC)
  • OptimFROG Decoder (OFR)
  • Shorten Audio Decoder (SHN)
  • True Audio (TTA)
  • Lossless Audio (La)
  • RK Audio Compressor (RKAU)

Several other codecs are currently being tested and might be added in a later release. A "How to" on how to add the individual encoders and decoders to BonkEnc is included in the English language manual.

Most of the encoders allow some options to be configured using the regular BonkEnc configuration dialog. Many of them also support tagging with either ID3v2 or APEv2 tags.

I know many BonkEnc users were waiting for some of these codecs to be supported for a long time. I encourage you to try out the new snapshot and the new formats. Please be aware, however, that this is a development snapshot release and is quite bleeding edge. Some of the features of BonkEnc v1.0.x might not work correctly or might not work at all even though they are enabled in the config dialog.