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Introducing SuperFast codecs Print
Sunday, 03 September 2017 18:14

Available today are multi-threaded Opus, FAAC and Core Audio codec drivers for fre:ac 1.1 Alpha. These components, dubbed SuperFast codecs, use multiple codec instances in parallel to provide faster processing on systems with multiple CPU cores.

The new technology enables significant speed-ups for conversions to single output files and in situations where the number of available CPU threads is higher than the number of tracks to convert. It works with unmodified codecs and will later be rolled-out to other codecs like LAME, FDK-AAC and Speex.

A preview release of fre:ac with SuperFast Opus, FAAC and Core Audio codec drivers is available at GitHub. The multi-threaded components will replace the regular ones in a future fre:ac 1.1 alpha or beta release.

To learn more about the technical details behind multi-threaded codec drivers, head over to the blog post on Multithreaded Opus and AAC encoding.

 
fre:ac v1.1 Alpha 20170902 Print
Saturday, 02 September 2017 17:31

fre:ac v1.1 Alpha 20170729 has been released and is now available for download!

This constitutes the latest snapshot preview of continued development towards fre:ac 1.1. Due to many users being confused by the previous naming of the two release series, the snapshot releases will be called 1.1 Alpha from now on.

The new release updates the FAAC/FAAD2 and Opus codecs to their latest versions and fixes instabilities on macOS and Linux.

Upgrading to the 20170902 release is strongly recommended if you are using an earlier snapshot version. Please be aware, however, that this is a preview release and not meant for daily work. Please report issues on the SourceForge bug tracker or by email to support@freac.org.

The new release is available in the downloads section.

 
fre:ac v1.0.29 Print
Thursday, 31 August 2017 20:13

fre:ac version 1.0.29 has been released on 31st August 2017.

The new release now uses the mpg123 library for more reliable MP3 decoding, updates the FAAC/FAAD2 codec to the latest version and fixes several minor issues.

Upgrading to fre:ac v1.0.29 is recommended to all users of earlier versions. You can download it at the downloads section of this site.

 
Code repositories migrated to Git Print
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 16:02

The fre:ac code repositories have been migrated from the aging CVS to contemporary Git repositories. The new repositories are hosted at GitHub (fre:ac, BoCA) and mirrored at SourceForge (fre:ac, BoCA). Full history of commits is preserved in the new repositories.

Feel free to fork the code and send pull requests!

The previous CVS repositories will be available for one more week and then be taken offline.

 
fre:ac snapshot 20170729 Print
Saturday, 29 July 2017 17:33

fre:ac snapshot 20170729 has been released and is now available for download!

The new release includes a simple protocol viewer and improves handling of several audio formats. It changes the way virtual .aiff files generated for audio CD tracks on macOS are handled to prevent the CD drive from constantly repositioning the laser, allows decoding some .m4a files with defective headers that previous versions rejected and adds support for decoding ATRAC-1 files.

The new version also introduces some performance optimizations that can speed up parallel conversions by up to 5% and updates all codecs to the latest versions, most notably the Opus codec to the new 1.2 release.

In addition, fre:ac 20170729 includes lots of minor improvements and fixes for issues found in earlier versions of fre:ac.

Upgrading to the 20170729 release is strongly recommended if you are using an earlier snapshot. Please be aware, however, that this is a preview release and not meant for daily work. Please report issues on the SourceForge bug tracker or by email to support@freac.org.

The new snapshot is available in the downloads section.

 
fre:ac snapshot 20170317 Print
Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:59

fre:ac snapshot 20170317 has been released and is now available for download!

This release adds support for album artist tag fields and improves cuesheet and playlist handling by allowing to write separate cuesheets/playlists per output folder and by adding support for reading cuesheets stored in tags.

It also adds a heuristic to infer title information from file and folder names in the absence of tags and makes all supported codecs available in the freaccmd command line interface.

In addition, the new release includes numerous minor improvements, some codec updates and several fixes for issues found in earlier versions of fre:ac.

Upgrading to the 20170317 release is strongly recommended if you are using an earlier snapshot. Please be aware, however, that this is a preview release and not meant for daily work. Please report issues on the SourceForge bug tracker or by email to support@freac.org.

The new snapshot is available in the downloads section.

 
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