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BonkEnc v1.0 RC 1 Released, v1.0 RC 1 of BonkEnc is now available
enzo
post Dec 23 2006, 15:26
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Version 1.0 RC 1 of BonkEnc has been released today! The new release includes many important bug fixes and some interesting new features:
  • support for local freedb access and freedb batch queries/submits
  • updated encoders: LAME 3.97, FLAC 1.1.3
  • new translations: Turkish, Norwegian, Esperanto
  • Windows Vista support
    and other changes.
Download the new release at http://www.bonkenc.org/

Enzo

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post Jan 5 2007, 00:15
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Never tried this. Anyone know how it stacks up to EAC?
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post Jan 11 2007, 00:14
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I want to transcode from FLAC to MP3 but the program doesn't copy the picture tags.

Is it possible that the program transfers the picture-tags to the mp3 file?
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post Jan 11 2007, 13:29
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QUOTE (gottkaiser @ Jan 10 2007, 15:14) *
I want to transcode from FLAC to MP3 but the program doesn't copy the picture tags.

Is it possible that the program transfers the picture-tags to the mp3 file?
Image tag handling is not yet implemented in BonkEnc.

I have added this feature to my to do list and will try to add support for it in BonkEnc v1.1.

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post Jan 11 2007, 15:40
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@ enzo


thanks!
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post Jan 15 2007, 23:33
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So, I actually found adding support for picture tags was quite easy to do. I implemented it so BonkEnc keeps all the pictures attached to a file now when converting FLAC to MP3 and vice versa.

I will make a 1.0 RC 2 release in about 2 weeks. The new release will include this functionality.

However, BonkEnc will not be able to display images or information about images attached to a file. You'll have to wait for version 1.1 for that.
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post Jan 16 2007, 00:13
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wrong post, sorry

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post Jan 27 2007, 13:49
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QUOTE (enzo @ Jan 15 2007, 14:33) *
I implemented it so BonkEnc keeps all the pictures attached to a file now when converting FLAC to MP3 and vice versa.



Just curious. Why, exactly, would one want to "vice versa"? Convert MP3 to FLAC that is. Doesn't that defeat the entire purpose of FLAC? blink.gif
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post Jan 27 2007, 16:10
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QUOTE (Hoosierdaddy @ Jan 27 2007, 04:49) *
Why, exactly, would one want to "vice versa"? Convert MP3 to FLAC that is. Doesn't that defeat the entire purpose of FLAC? blink.gif
Yes indeed, but if you do that for whatever reason, BonkEnc will keep the picture tags. wink.gif
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post Jan 27 2007, 17:33
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IMO, senseless transcoding of lossy to lossless should be disabled in programs like this, perhaps helping to reduce the number of people who may believe that there is something to gain from doing so. This isn't anything against your program - just a general point. smile.gif
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post Jan 28 2007, 00:37
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QUOTE (dv1989 @ Jan 27 2007, 08:33) *
IMO, senseless transcoding of lossy to lossless should be disabled in programs like this, perhaps helping to reduce the number of people who may believe that there is something to gain from doing so.


I couldn't have said it better myself. Why even give the idiots a tool with which to create "lossless" files which aren't lossless at all? I truly think that the ignorant and uninitiated believe that when they convert MP3 to lossless they are "decompressing" the MP3. Arrrrgggggh!
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post Feb 6 2007, 17:17
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QUOTE (dv1989 @ Jan 27 2007, 08:33) *
IMO, senseless transcoding of lossy to lossless should be disabled in programs like this, perhaps helping to reduce the number of people who may believe that there is something to gain from doing so.
Ok, that's a good point. I have added it to my to do list for BonkEnc v1.1. I think the program should at least display a warning when converting from lossy to lossless.

In the meantime, I have released v1.0 RC 2. I don't want to open a new thread for it as v1.0 final will follow shortly anyway.

Beside the usual bug fixes, the new RC features new application and toolbar icons and adds support for keeping picture tags when converting from FLAC to MP3.
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post Feb 6 2007, 22:31
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Thanks for the new release enzo!

One more suggestion, maybe you can add an option to view the cover art in ID3 and FLAC Tags?
And to manipulate them manually would be great as well. ;-)


Good luck for the final release.


Edit:
One more question: Wy do you distinguish UTF-16BE and UTF-16LE for the ID3v2 tag encoding?
What is the difference?

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post Feb 7 2007, 16:18
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QUOTE (gottkaiser @ Feb 6 2007, 13:31) *
One more suggestion, maybe you can add an option to view the cover art in ID3 and FLAC Tags?
And to manipulate them manually would be great as well. ;-)
This will be supported in BonkEnc v1.1 which will feature a complete tag editor. You will be able to edit all ID3v2, Vorbis Comment and MP4 metadata fields and it will be possible to save the tags back to the original files.
QUOTE (gottkaiser @ Feb 6 2007, 13:31) *
One more question: Wy do you distinguish UTF-16BE and UTF-16LE for the ID3v2 tag encoding?
What is the difference?
The difference is in the byte order. In UTF-16BE the most significant byte of a character comes first while in UTF-16LE the least significant byte is first.

BonkEnc uses UTF-16LE by default as it is compatible with the ID3v2.3 standard. UTF-16BE was added in ID3v2.4 which is not supported by all players (e.g. not by Windows Media Player).
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post Feb 8 2007, 15:50
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Hey Enzo,

hope you don't feel annoyed of all my requests!

Do you think of implementing multi core support?
So that it would be possible to encode differnet songs simultaneously on the different cores to save time.
Somthing like in "dBpoweramp Music Converter R12".
Don't know how difficult it is to implemt this feature. But woulkd be nice to have it in future.

Thanks for the great programm.
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post Feb 8 2007, 16:45
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QUOTE (gottkaiser @ Feb 8 2007, 06:50) *
Do you think of implementing multi core support?
Version 1.1 will have multi core support. It will be possible to convert multiple files and to encode to different formats simultaneously.

For CD ripping, encoding multiple tracks at once will be supported only if you have multiple CD drives and are ripping more than one disc. It just makes no sense to encode multiple tracks from one disc at the same time, because the drive would need to seek all the time.
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post Feb 8 2007, 16:50
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Ok, thanks that what I wanted to know.

Is there any future to do list for BonkEnc? So that people could see what's planed for the future.
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post Feb 8 2007, 22:21
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QUOTE (gottkaiser @ Feb 8 2007, 07:50) *
Is there any future to do list for BonkEnc? So that people could see what's planed for the future.
The current to do list is kept in CVS. You can get the latest version from http://bonkenc.cvs.sourceforge.net/*checko...onkenc/ToDo.xml.

The list is in the format used by ToDoList from AbstractSpoon software www.abstractspoon.com.
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post Feb 8 2007, 23:32
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QUOTE (Hoosierdaddy @ Jan 27 2007, 05:49) *
Just curious. Why, exactly, would one want to "vice versa"? Convert MP3 to FLAC that is. Doesn't that defeat the entire purpose of FLAC? blink.gif


Sometimes I do weird things just for compression testing purposes, or for example distributing lossy-compressed samples in FLAC format for an ABX test. Don't disable the feature, just add a warning.

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post Feb 9 2007, 00:01
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QUOTE (Jebus @ Feb 8 2007, 14:32) *
Sometimes I do weird things just for compression testing purposes, or for example distributing lossy-compressed samples in FLAC format for an ABX test. Don't disable the feature, just add a warning.



I do think there are some possible uses for the feature. So a warning should be fine. However, the warning needs to be BIG AND BOLD so that the idiots don't actually believe that they are magically converting lossy files to lossless files. Something along the lines of ATTENTION - YOU ARE ABOUT TO CONVERT A LOSSY COMPRESSED FILE TO A LOSSLESS FORMAT WHICH DEFEATS THE ENTIRE PURPOSE OF USING LOSSLESS ENCODING! might be sufficient. But then, considering some of the goofballs I've met on the internet who knows? They'll probably just ignore the warning. But hey, at least it's an attempt to keep lossless files from being diluted with bad encodes, albeit a weak attempt.

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post Feb 9 2007, 01:06
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Can't you also make a "testing" mode?
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post Feb 9 2007, 13:45
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QUOTE (ruikou @ Feb 8 2007, 16:06) *
Can't you also make a "testing" mode?
I think I don't quite understand what you mean by "testing mode". Can you explain it a little more?
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post Feb 10 2007, 11:35
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Looks good but seems not to be working in Windows x64 it wont detect that there is a cd in the drive, i tested both my normal cd drive and also my dvd drive but non of them works.
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post Feb 10 2007, 12:26
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QUOTE (Domin @ Feb 10 2007, 02:35) *
Looks good but seems not to be working in Windows x64 it wont detect that there is a cd in the drive, i tested both my normal cd drive and also my dvd drive but non of them works.
Do you use Windows XP x64 or Windows Vista? I'm using XP x64 myself and BonkEnc works just fine.

Does BonkEnc display a message on startup that access to CD-ROM drives has been restricted by Windows?
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post Feb 10 2007, 13:05
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I use Windows XP x64 and it did not display any message installer completed fine and program runs fin but it just does not detect that there is a cd in the drive blink.gif
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