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FLAC 1.2.1 released
jcoalson
post Sep 17 2007, 02:10
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FLAC 1.2.1 is out, the major addition being support for all RIFF/AIFF metadata, including Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) via the new --keep-foreign-metadata option. There are many other small improvements and bug fixes; see the changelog entry for complete details.
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post Sep 17 2007, 02:15
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Thanks Josh! I hope a Universal Mac version is due out soon smile.gif
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iGold
post Sep 17 2007, 04:45
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FLAC becomes better and better - compression rate and speed is growing, additional RIFF/AIFF metadata can be stored. For de'facto standard lossless codec (at least in open source world) it is great.

Good work, Josh, thank you very much.

BTW, it's time to update wiki page of "Lossless comparison" and remove 'unable to support RIFF chunks' from cons.
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post Sep 17 2007, 06:35
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QUOTE (goodnews @ Sep 16 2007, 19:15) *
Thanks Josh! I hope a Universal Mac version is due out soon smile.gif

Me too! Thanks for all your hard work Josh!
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post Sep 17 2007, 09:18
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Is the new option --keep-foreign-metadata recommended for files generated by EAC? I think it is only needed for WAV files with metainformation such as timestamp points etc used by Wavelab and other Sound-Editting apps.
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post Sep 17 2007, 10:32
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Great work! For my purposes FLAC really is the most complete lossless codec available, thanks jcoalsen.
(a really minor gripe though: could the windows installer please ask me if I would like to have a desktop icon?)
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post Sep 17 2007, 11:50
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QUOTE (fairway @ Sep 17 2007, 15:18) *
Is the new option --keep-foreign-metadata recommended for files generated by EAC?

No, it isn't.
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post Sep 17 2007, 12:26
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Thanks for the great work Josh!

However, I am not too sure what SF# 1764105 - "Fixed bug where importing non-CDDA cuesheets would cause an invalid lead-out track number" means. Can someone please tell me what this means in plain English?

Also, is this a serious enough bug to warrant a trancode of all my FLAC images from v1.1.4 to v1.2.1? I am totally confused unsure.gif
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post Sep 17 2007, 12:49
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Read this post. Previously, when embedding a cue sheet in a flac file that was created from non-CD audio, the lead-out track number would be incorrect. Starting with this new version of FLAC, the lead-out track number for non-CD audio will always be 255.
You don't have to transcode anything unless you have such files. In other words, if your FLAC images are CD-DA rips (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo), you're fine.

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post Sep 17 2007, 15:56
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QUOTE (goodnews @ Sep 17 2007, 03:15) *
Thanks Josh! I hope a Universal Mac version is due out soon smile.gif

Universal binary ready for download at my website...
Enjoy! biggrin.gif
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post Sep 17 2007, 15:57
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I wasn't sure what your URL for downloads of the Mac version was, but just found it in your profile:

http://homepage.mac.com/krmathis/

Thanks! Downloaded it...

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post Sep 17 2007, 16:54
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just got a report that if you use "flac --replay-gain" but no padding option, the resulting file will have a very small padding block. I'll upload a new installer soon, or the workaround is to use a -P option with your preferred amount of padding.
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post Sep 17 2007, 19:11
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uploaded new installer with --replay-gain fix here:
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/flac/flac-1.2.1b.exe
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post Sep 17 2007, 19:50
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Thanks for the new version.

Seems the problems reading WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE headers by STDIN, repported in this post, are solved.
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post Sep 17 2007, 19:53
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Josh. Is this a fix at source code level or part of the MS Windows installer package only?
Meaning, will we see a new source code tarball?

By the way. I appreciate the work you put into this.
Thanks! biggrin.gif
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post Sep 17 2007, 21:25
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QUOTE (krmathis @ Sep 17 2007, 13:53) *
Josh. Is this a fix at source code level or part of the MS Windows installer package only?
Meaning, will we see a new source code tarball?
haven't decided on that yet, full releases are quite a pain. if other urgent bugs pop up I might. in the meantime you can pick up all urgent fixes to 1.2.1 via the maintenance branch, i.e. check out by branch tag FLAC_RELEASE_1_2_1_MAINTENANCE_BRANCH
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post Sep 17 2007, 21:30
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QUOTE (jcoalson @ Sep 17 2007, 14:25) *
QUOTE (krmathis @ Sep 17 2007, 13:53) *
Josh. Is this a fix at source code level or part of the MS Windows installer package only?
Meaning, will we see a new source code tarball?
haven't decided on that yet, full releases are quite a pain. if other urgent bugs pop up I might. in the meantime you can pick up all urgent fixes to 1.2.1 via the maintenance branch, i.e. check out by branch tag FLAC_RELEASE_1_2_1_MAINTENANCE_BRANCH

Josh, these releases might "be a pain", but having several 1.2.1 versions with different code branches and possible problems should not be allowed. I recommend you make the fixes 1.2.2 and not 1.2.1 branch. People need to rely on a version, and having bugs causes people to be leery to use that version I believe. Just my opinion.
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post Sep 17 2007, 22:05
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QUOTE (jcoalson @ Sep 17 2007, 22:25) *
haven't decided on that yet, full releases are quite a pain. if other urgent bugs pop up I might. in the meantime you can pick up all urgent fixes to 1.2.1 via the maintenance branch, i.e. check out by branch tag FLAC_RELEASE_1_2_1_MAINTENANCE_BRANCH
I see..
WIll check out the maintenance branch, and follow closely in case you decide to put out a 1.2.1b tarball.
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post Sep 18 2007, 05:21
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QUOTE (jcoalson @ Sep 18 2007, 02:25) *
in the meantime you can pick up all urgent fixes to 1.2.1 via the maintenance branch, i.e. check out by branch tag FLAC_RELEASE_1_2_1_MAINTENANCE_BRANCH

Now padding with replaygaining works well, thank you.
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post Sep 18 2007, 11:44
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--keep-foreign-metadata seems to be fine:

046335deef981b35f3227f0315cc9bc8 *file.wav
046335deef981b35f3227f0315cc9bc8 *file_decoded.wav

a. should i expect any problems?
b. what exactly is the latest cmd version? (i have extracted one from installer flac-1.2.1b.exe, is that the latest?)

tnx smile.gif


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post Sep 18 2007, 12:15
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QUOTE (smok3 @ Sep 18 2007, 17:44) *
a. should i expect any problems?
b. what exactly is the latest cmd version? (i have extracted one from installer flac-1.2.1b.exe, is that the latest?)

a. This release is considered to be stable, so expect no problems smile.gif
b. Yes, the one from the installer is the latest. By the way, the only difference is a really small fix (use of the --replay-gain option caused no padding).
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egor, tnx, the problems with '--keep-foreign-metadata' is the question?

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post Sep 18 2007, 16:49
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Thank you, Josh smile.gif
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post Sep 18 2007, 17:08
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QUOTE (jcoalson @ Sep 17 2007, 03:10) *
FLAC 1.2.1 is out, the major addition being support for all RIFF/AIFF metadata, including Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) via the new --keep-foreign-metadata option. There are many other small improvements and bug fixes; see the changelog entry for complete details.


Not only thanks for your work on FLAC, this is also a textbook example of a good news post. I would like to see more news submissions like that from other people; brief and to the point.


QUOTE (iGold @ Sep 17 2007, 05:45) *
and remove 'unable to support RIFF chunks' from cons.


Done.
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post Sep 18 2007, 17:42
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"RIFF/AIFF metadata, including Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) via the new --keep-foreign-metadata"

So can I use FLAC to compress wav files used in multitrack projects in programs like SONAR, Cubase, Pro Tools etc and maintain the time position data and stuff like that? This would be really great emot-toot.gif
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