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foobar2000 change log - version 1.3.3

1.3.3

  • Converter: added AAC (iTunes), AAC (FDK) and AAC (Winamp/FhG) modes.
    • Winamp/FhG mode added in beta 2.
  • Updated FFmpeg to 2.3 [1.3.3 final].
  • ReplayGain scanner: added an override for treating extreme peaks as errors.
  • Default User Interface: improved handling of high DPI displays, added high-resolution button images.
  • Corrected MP3 seeking performance regression from 1.3, file caching related.
  • “Save Playlist” commands now remember the last used format [1.3.3 final].
  • Added an option not to transfer tags when converting [1.3.3 final].

1.3.2

  • Improved handling of FLAC files with malformed cuesheets.
  • Improved ReplayGain scanner performance on CPUs with 8 and more threads.
  • Updated FFmpeg to 2.2.1
    • Very old Vorbis files are once again playable.

1.3.1

  • ReplayGain scanner component: support for altering loudness of MP4/AAC files.
  • ID3v2 - improved compatibility with iTunes “release date” tag.

1.3

  • Generic performance optimizations, mainly affecting very large playlists and libraries.
  • Improved configuration save cycle and shutdown performance with very large libraries [beta 3].
  • Playlist & Media Library search dialogs no longer block UI when performing lookups.
  • Converter: added an option to transfer ReplayGain information to the destination files.
  • Spurious/oversized metadata such as whole EAC logs entries are now dropped from foobar2000's cache, for better search performance and lower resource usage.
    • The feature is now customizable by editing LargeFieldsConfig.txt in foobar2000 profile folder [beta 3].
  • Updated FFmpeg to 2.1 [beta 5].
  • Corrected gapless playback of HE-AAC files made with iTunes.
  • Improved smooth playlist scrolling.

1.2.9

  • Cosmetic fixes:
    • ReplayGain scanner context menu tweaks - “Remove ReplayGain Info” grayed out when there's nothing to remove.
    • Made batch picture attach related commands appear in more cases where they didn't appear in previous versions.
  • Fixed incompatibility with vgmstream input plug-in
    • Files with .afc extension that are not recognized by standard decoders can now be handled by third party decoders.
  • Workaround for buggy ID3v2 readers (Windows Explorer) - Front Cover is now always stored first.

1.2.8

  • Corrected Converter regression from 1.2.7 final.

1.2.7

  • Now using latest & greatest libFLAC 1.3.0.
  • Fixed WAV tag writer potentially creating files of odd byte count (non-standard-compliant).
  • Improved handling of various malformed AIFF file cases.
  • Made WavPack files with malformed channel mask info play (final).
  • New “Downmix channels to stereo” DSP replacing old “Downmix 5.1 to stereo”; now capable of downmixing various channel configurations (final).

1.2.6

  • Windows 8 “connected standby” countermeasures:
    • Option to keep display up while playing - seems to be the only way to prevent Windows desktop apps from being shut down while the machine turns idle
  • Fixed misbehavior when updating attached pictures in files with ID3v2.2 tags.
  • ReplayGain tagging now works with AIFF.
  • Fixed crashing when embedding specific picture files into Ogg Vorbis files.
  • Attached picture manager dialog tweaks.

1.2.5

  • Converter: fixed writing of WAV files with odd byte counts (eg. 24-bit mono).
  • Improved handling of various malformed WAV files.
  • Converter: fixed writing of file types that foobar2000 cannot tag.
  • Fixed “verify integrity of played files” option disabling HDCD & DTS decoder components.
    • It's a feature of individual decoder components; third party decoder components such as Monkey's Audio decoder must be updated separately.
  • “Add Folder” now skips over hidden files & subfolders.
  • AIFF file format tagging support.
  • Added authenticode signatures to foobar2000 binaries.
  • Added WAV & AIFF attached picture handling (beta 2).
  • Added attached picture transfer option in Converter (beta 2).
  • Support for touchscreen gesture scrolling on Windows 8 tablet devices (final).

1.2.4

  • ReplayGain scanner improvements:
    • Improved speed.
    • No longer ignores up to 100ms of last audio data.
  • Faster SSE-optimized codepaths for various sample type conversions; most notably more efficient handling of 24-bit content.
  • Option to verify integrity of played files and report errors immediately (however it does not check whole-file checksums).
  • Fixed status bar glitch with misplaced volume icon.

1.2.3

  • Updated FFmpeg code to 1.1.1.
  • FFmpeg DLLs now use unique names to avoid collisions with certain other software.
  • Reverted problematic Media Library folder monitoring tweaks from 1.2.
  • “Downmix 5.1 to stereo” DSP now accepts more different channel masks.
  • FLAC decoding improvements (beta 3):
    • Work-around for certain broken files producing loud glitches.
    • SSE optimizations to counter slowdown from the above work-around.
    • File Integrity Verifier component now detects such files.
  • Worked around incompatibility with some very old Vorbis files (final).

1.2.2

  • Bug fix: 1.2.1 regression - rare crash on specific malformed files.
  • Bug fix: worked around MS listview bug - disappearing Converter preset list in certain scenarios.

1.2.1

  • Bug fix: Menu commands to switch between playback output devices not entirely working.
  • Bug fix: Incorrect decode of odd/malformed Vorbis files.
  • Bug fix: Archive Reader DLL was accidentally made dependant on MSVCR100.DLL in 1.2.
  • Improved compatibility with malformed AIFF files.
  • Bug fix: 1.2 regression - some filesystem operations in monitored folders would cause foobar2000 to crash.

1.2

  • Support for streaming to arbitrary UPnP MediaRenderer devices through the new UPnP output component.
  • FFmpeg is now used for MP3, AAC and Vorbis decoding
  • Extended playback thread priority options in Advanced Preferences.
  • New: Converter “Quick Convert” dialog, for simplified casual conversions without advanced features.
  • New: Menu commands to switch between playback output devices.
  • New: Component installer now shows component licenses when available.
    • Package license.txt or license.rtf with the component to get it shown on install.
    • License not shown when autoupdating components.
  • Equalizer is now an open-source component, separate from the standard DSP array.

1.1.18

  • Hot fix: deadlock detection feature has been disabled due to newly documented harmful side effects.
    • No more crash when playing during a machine standby cycle.

1.1.17

  • Converter works on non-seekable sources again, such as Internet streams.
  • Fixed rare crash bug with “full file buffering”.
  • Fixed oscilloscope inversion bug
  • Improved media library relative path handling in portable installs.
  • Ctrl+A now works in generic text popup dialogs (popup_message API).
  • Crash reporting improvements for hopefully more meaningful data about deadlocks.
  • Updated zlib to 1.2.7.

1.1.16

  • Worked around playback/output preferences crash on Windows 2003.
  • ID3v2 tagging compatibility improvements:
    • Non-compliant ID3v2.3 TYER allowed by default since various other popular software does it.
    • Option to write “rating” as TXXX for the few people who want it.
  • Fixed properties dialog field copy/paste inconsistency when copying specific fields from single to multiple files.
  • ReplayGain scanner: added additional warnings when trying to scan a very large group of tracks as a single album.
  • ReplayGain scanner: addressed extreme memory usage when scanning a large group of tracks as a single album.
  • Cleaned up embedded cuesheet handling code.
  • Faster FLAC tag updates when full file rewrite is necessary.
  • Sanitized FLAC tag updating behaviors in low-memory conditions.
  • The File Operations component now be used to create links to files, in addition to copying/renaming/moving (beta 2).
  • Improved album art loading performance with huge libraries and complicated lookup patterns (beta 2).

1.1.15

  • Added basic MusicBrainz tagging capability to the audio CD ripper.
    • CD ripper can now look up CD information automatically each time a new CD is about to be ripped.
  • Worked-around shell integration incompatibility with Windows 8.
  • Converter performance tweaks for multi-core encoding (beta 2).
  • Resolved incompatibility with Matroska files processed with mkvclean (beta 2).
  • ID3v2: “rating” tags now compatible with Windows Media Player (beta 2).
  • Resolved Converter incompatibility with new Opus encoder (beta 2).
  • Worked-around drag&drop incompatibility with Windows explorer read-only optical media (final).
  • Added an advanced preferences option to minimize the app on [x] close (final).
  • Worked-around NSIS installer incompatibility with Windows 8 address space layout randomization (final).

1.1.14

  • Added support for the IETF Opus codec.
  • Improved compliance of ReplayGain tagging for Opus files (beta 2).
  • More robust handling of ID3v2.3 TDAT frames (beta 2).
  • Added Opus encoding support in Converter (requires external opusenc.exe binary) (beta 3).
  • Fixed a deadlock when reading strange/corrupted zip files (final).
  • Fixed a rare deadlock related to updating tags on the file being currently played.
  • Fixed a rare deadlock related to starting/stopping playback.

1.1.13

  • Fixed ID3v2 regressions from version 1.1.12
  • Fixed playback-getting-stuck bugs with fade-on-track-advance enabled.
  • ID3v2 compliance changes: multiple TXXX allowed again, semicolon used for multiple genre separator.
  • Changed ID3v2.3 TYER/TDAT handling, now merged into one DATE field formatted as YYYY-MM-DD.
  • Fixed incorrect volume control behavior when cycling output methods.

1.1.12

  • Fixed Musepack HTTP streaming bugs.
  • Fixed incorrect MP3 decoder behavior on certain rare files.
  • Fixed crash reporter dialog crash (duh).
  • Detection of proxy server settings from Internet Explorer.
  • Fixed multi-channel FLAC encoding (channel mask now gets preserved).
  • Fixed multi-channel WavPack decoding (channel mask now gets preserved).
  • Now possible to use HDCD & DTS decoder components with ALAC.
  • Changed MP3 tag reading behaviors when multiple tags are present.
    • ID3v2 content now takes priority over APE and then ID3v1.
  • Various time-consuming operations such as conversion or ReplayGain-scanning now prevent the computer from automatically going to sleep (opt-out).
  • Tuned ReplayGain scanner for fast multicore CPU / slow HDD scenarios (beta 4).
  • Fixed Converter misbehavior on files with misplaced “cuesheet” tags (beta 4).
  • Improved performance when playing MP3 files from internet HTTP sources (beta 4).
  • Improved compatibility with Apple's HFS driver (beta 4).
  • ID3v2 handling improvements (beta 5):
    • Fixed TXXX field name sometimes incorrectly written.
    • No longer possible to write multiple values per ID3v2.3 frame in various scenarios.
      • Improved ID3v2.3 specification compliance for TXXX and TCON (genre) frames (beta 6).
    • COMM frames with a description now show as “COMMENT <description>”.
    • Certain broken APIC (cover art) frames are now visible.
  • APEv2 tag writing: relaxed tracknumber/discnumber field content restrictions (beta 5).
  • Fixed Converter having trouble locating oggenc.exe (beta 6).
  • Fixed WAV handling exploits affecting versions 1.1.9-1.1.12b6.
    • Thanks to FuzzMyApp for the report and samples.
  • Files with .M4R (MP4 ringtones) extension are now recognized (1.1.12 final).
  • Fixed incorrect handling of hidden files with certain Media Library configurations (1.1.12 final).

1.1.11

  • Improved built-in crossfading functionality, new fading configuration in Preferences / Output.
    • Fading functionality available with built-in DirectSound mode only.
  • New .fb2k-component file type extension for foobar2000 component packages.
  • Fixed some potential security issues.
  • Added type-find in the default playlist view.
  • Added support for album art in APEv2 tags on MP3 files.
  • Fixed more WAV handling bugs.
  • Converter update - now you can restrict specific encoder to run in one thread only.
  • Experimental deadlock detection (beta 2)
    • After long periods of apparent UI unresponsiveness, the application will automatically terminate and produce a crash report.
  • Cleaned up advanced preferences for MP3 tagging (beta 2)
    • “Force preferred tagging scheme” option gone - use the “MP3 tag types” dialog to convert between different tag types.

1.1.10

  • Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) decoding support is now included out-of-the-box, using the newly published Apple library.
  • Fixed WAV handling bugs introduced in 1.1.9.
  • Worked around buggy Asus Xonar drivers, volume control no longer requires toggling specific options in the driver control panel.
  • Various stability fixes.
  • New “about” dialog.

1.1.9

  • Added WAV file format tagging support.
  • Implemented experimental support for 16-bit floating-point WAV files.
  • Fixed ID3v2 handling bugs from 1.1.8.

1.1.8

  • Worked-around a reported security problem with certain WAV files and buggy system codecs.
  • Skip silence DSP improvements.
  • Improved MP3 tag handling (ID3v2) compliance:
    • More compliant WXXX parsing.
    • More compliant ID3v2.4 date handling.
    • Compressed 2.3 tags are now readable.
    • Due to heavy structural changes in relevant code, please watch out for MP3 tagging regressions.
  • Musepack decoding bug fixes. (beta 3)
  • Fixed a converter bug with writing multichapter files. (beta 3)
  • Improved FLAC/Vorbis metadata compatibility with other software. (beta 4, beta 5)
    • Affected fields: “album artist”, “totaltracks”, “totaldiscs”.
    • The old behavior can be restored with an Advanced Preferences switch.
  • Support for playing WebM audio (beta 5)
  • Support for iTunes gapless information in MP3 files (beta 5)

1.1.7

  • Ability to add/remove embedded pictures in media files - currently supports: MP3, MP4, FLAC, WMA, WavPack, Musepack, Vorbis and APE.
  • Improved bitrate reporting accuracy for various audio formats.
  • Updated ReplayGain scanning code to the latest version of libebur128.

1.1.6

  • Improved performance when playing very short tracks.
  • Improved tag compatibility with other software.
    • “Album artist” is mapped to ID3v2 TPE2 like in WMP/iTunes.
    • Support for iTunes “itunescompilation” tags, in MP3/ID3v2 and MP4.
    • ID3v2.3 tags are now written by default since version 2.4 seems to be widely ignored by software vendors.
    • Added support for multi-value WMA tags.
  • Improved reading of MP3 encoding information headers written by alpha versions of LAME.
  • ReplayGain scanner now uses libebur128 for improved accuracy.

1.1.5

  • Fixed various 1.1.3 / 1.1.4 regressions.
  • Added a menu item to check for new foobar2000 versions.
  • Added a menu item to more easily check for updated components.

1.1.4

  • Fixed regression: incorrect AAC decoder behaviors introduced in version 1.1.3.

1.1.3

  • Fixed crashing on newest AMD processors.

1.1.2

  • New foobar2000 application icon.
  • foobar2000's volume slider is now synchronized with Windows Mixer application volume slider on Windows Vista and newer.
  • Progress of various operations is now displayed on Windows 7 taskbar.
  • Fixed various freedb related bugs; freedb support works again.
  • Fixed 1.1.1 regression with Media Library configuration reset when upgrading from versions older than 1.1.
  • Fixed 1.1.1 regression with Media Library being stuck in “initializing” state if foobar2000's portable installation files are inside one of the watched folders.
  • Improved startup time and memory usage with very large media libraries. [beta 4]

1.1.1

  • Improved first run experience
    • With standard (non-portable) installs, foobar2000 Media Library defaults to indexing your music folders indexed by Windows itself.
  • HTTPS support in networking services
    • This is mainly relevant to component developers. You can now access HTTPS URLs through filesystem and http_client services.
  • Fixed a rare crash when closing the Preferences dialog in specific conditions.
  • Improved compatibility with broken MP4 files.

1.1

  • New component installation and automatic updating functionality.
    • Optional components are now installed into user's profile folder, allowing different components installed for different users on one system.
  • Entirely new Converter user interface.
  • Reworked appearance of various Preferences pages and other utility dialogs.
  • Improved ID3v2 tag writing standard compliance.
  • Improved Matroska compliance.

1.0.3

  • Fixed incorrect behaviors with both “cursor follows playback” and “playback follows cursor” enabled.
  • Improved compatibility with dodgy ASX files written by Windows Media Player.
  • Fixed notification area icon minimize bugs (again).
  • Fixed problems with encoding very long audio streams to Vorbis.
  • Fixed a very rare crash when using the Media Library preferences page.
  • Various other maintenance updates and bug fixes.

1.0.2.1

  • Worked-around a bug in Windows XP causing incorrect rendering of the Properties dialog in 1.0.2.

1.0.2

  • Portable install: playlists now reference files by paths relative to the parent folder of the foobar2000 installation folder.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Made Nero AAC encoder setup tag visible as “encoder”.
  • Third party library updates (zlib and libvorbis).

1.0.1

  • Undecodable tracks now get substituted with 1s of silence to prevent deadlocks with dodgy third-party components.
  • Worked-around bug in Windows 7 with status bar repaint glitches.
  • Windows Media streaming compatibility improvements.
  • Fixed notification area icon being incorrectly shown in certain conditions.
  • Audio format support updates: added support for decoding Wave64 and RF64 formats, added built-in support for writing Wave64 format.
  • Added folder name wildcard matching for album art search.
  • Added a workaround for horribly broken Asus Xonar drivers.
  • Converter: worked-around misbehaviors of command-line encoders when the output file name begins with - or @.
  • Converter: refreshed MP3 encoding configuration dialog.

1.0

  • New context menu structure - better out-of-the-box layout but less customizable.
  • Built-in support for Windows Media and RTSP streaming.
  • “Edit” menu operates on the currently selected object rather than always on the active playlist.
  • Improved compatibility with multimedia keyboards.
  • Improved, more customizable album art support.
  • Portable installs now remember Media Library paths relatively to the install folder.
  • Reworked Preferences: OK/Cancel/Apply buttons, new layout of standard pages.
  • New options regarding selection viewer behavior.
  • Default User Interface: new pseudo color code system for status bar and playlist view.
  • CD ripping improvements:
    • Results can be now checked against the AccurateRip database on-the-fly.
    • CD-TEXT reading support.
    • Ability to choose individual tracks to rip in the “Rip Audio CD” dialog.

0.9.6.9

  • Multiple stability/security fixes.
  • Corrected various user interface glitches.
  • “Help” button in Converter Setup dialog.
  • ABX Comparator component no longer included with the installer - now available for download separately.

0.9.6.8

  • Fixed WavPack playback over HTTP.
  • Fixed weird shell extension behaviors with the “folder context menus” option active.
  • Fixed weird behaviors of the “stop after current” option.
  • Worked-around problems with dodgy Ogg streams produced by speexenc.

0.9.6.7

  • Hotfix: fixed crash when seeking in files that can't be decoded completely.
  • Hotfix: corrected weird behaviors after restart with playback paused and “resume playback after restart” active.
  • Updated third-party component blacklist.

0.9.6.6

  • Matroska files are now taggable even if they don't contain decodable audio tracks.
  • Worked-around “Open Containing Folder” command opening two windows on certain machines.
  • Added support for Multimedia Class Scheduler Service on Windows Vista and newer.
  • Various changes to make specific obscure crashes easier to analyze.
  • Updated third-party component blacklist.
  • Improved drag&drop compatibility with Windows 7.

0.9.6.5

  • Online troubleshooter feature, accessible from the Help menu.
  • Fixed: Album List was being compiled with all optimizations disabled until now, since at least 0.9.5, due to bugs in MSVC9.
  • Various improvements to the crash report submission system.
  • Fixed an obscure bug in the ABX component.
  • Fixed a crash when trying to open a lossy WavPack3 file.
  • Fixed a crash when decoding certain corrupted AAC files.
  • Built-in album art viewer can now view artist pictures (embedded in tags and artist.jpg in the same folder).
  • Specific third party components with known critical bugs are now blocked from loading.

0.9.6.4

  • Third party components can now register custom protocols with the File Types preferences page.
  • Removed the restriction of just one instance of specific DSP in a DSP chain.
  • Fixed incorrect handling of 3-channel and 5-channel FLAC and Vorbis files.
  • Converter now accepts alternate names for some of command-line encoder binaries (mpcenc.exe, oggenc2.exe).
  • Converter and File Operations components no longer strip trailing dots from names of created files.
  • Improved compatibility with dodgy Windows shell replacements.
  • Automated submission of crash reports.

0.9.6.3

  • Fixed multiple security vulnerabilities in AAC and Musepack decoders.
  • Improved compatibility of Media Library with certain dodgy NAS devices.
  • Media Library no longer ignores files/folders flagged as system.
  • Improved shell integration behaviors when foobar2000 is taking very long to start.
  • Fixed multiple bugs in Matroska tag writer.

0.9.6.2

  • Media Library is now aware of newly installed decoder components and will re-check your folders for files that could not be indexed before.
  • New options to control tag fields searched by simple search queries, in Advanced Preferences.
  • Various bug fixes and cosmetic changes.

0.9.6.1

  • Autocompletion of values in the Properties dialog.
  • Support for chapters in Musepack SV8 files.
  • New “Split values” command in the Properties dialog.
  • Simple search queries: any latin characters are now matched regardless of their accents.

0.9.6

  • Media Library now automatically keeps track of any changes made to its folders; no more need to manually rescan them.
  • Improved compatibility of file type associations with Windows Vista.
  • No more delay when playing/enqueuing files from Windows Explorer.
  • The installer now includes “portable mode” that works in limited user contexts and doesn't make any changes to system configuration, registry, etc.
  • New Converter user interface.
  • Built-in Matroska support.

0.9.5.6

  • Fixed a major bug in Speex decoding, introduced with one of previous udpates.
  • Updated Speex libraries to 1.2 RC.
  • Added correct handling of multichannel WMA content.
  • Various other minor/cosmetic fixes.

0.9.5.5

  • Bugs fixed
    • Fixed handling of the & character in context menu command names.
    • Fixed handling of audio CDs with 99 tracks.
    • Workarounds for issues with decoding some of ADPCM WAV files.
    • Copying/pasting autoplaylists in Playlist Manager now preserves the autoplaylist status.
    • Fixed handling of the @ character in HTTP AUTH username.
    • Fixed crashes related to using the Crossfader DSP.
    • AAC decoder fixes.

0.9.5.4

  • Ability to view/edit queries used to create autoplaylists.
  • Media Library Search: queries using “SORT BY” create always-sorted autoplaylists by default.
  • File format handling updates:
    • Security updates to Vorbis, Speex, FLAC and WavPack libraries.
    • Fixed a rare Ogg seeking accuracy bug.
    • Improved MP4 parser security.
  • Converter improvements:
    • No longer aborts the entire operation when one of queued tracks can't be processed.
    • Optional status log popup after conversion.
  • Album List: ability to select multiple items at once by holding shift or control keys.
  • New built-in DSPs: Crossfader, Skip Silence.

0.9.5.3

  • New: Startup notification when a component is known not to cooperate correctly with this version of foobar2000.
  • New: “Library Viewer Selection” playlist, compatible with Album List and Media Library Search.
  • New title formatting functions: $stripprefix(), $swapprefix(), $year(), $month(), $day_of_month(), $date(), $time().
  • New extensions to the search query syntax.
  • Album List: faster refresh when using the built-in search box.
  • ReplayGain scanner: applying ReplayGain to MP3 data no longer chokes on noncompliant ID3v2 tags with false MPEG sync words.
  • ReplayGain scanner: new services allowing third-party components to perform ReplayGain analysis.
  • No longer compatible with components using metadb_display_hook API.
  • Changed component DLL loading logic - only “components” subdirectory along with its subdirectories is processed if it exists.
  • Playback queue index is now displayed in the “Playing” column of Default UI / Playlist View; it can be also accessed using %queue_index% .

0.9.5.2

  • New array of built-in visualisations.
  • Cleaned up freedb component user interface.
  • Ability to auto-resize playlist columns to match playlist view size.
  • Improved ID3v2 specification compliance.
  • Converter: Improved handling of very long tracks.
  • Support for displaying cover art extracted from WMA files.

0.9.5.1

  • Improvements to new Default User Interface:
    • New built-in Media Library Search dialog, with advanced autoplaylist creation features.
    • Configurable left/center/right alignment of custom columns in Playlist View.
    • Usability: switching layouts now flashes labels to reduce user confusion.
    • Ability to customize toolbar buttons.
  • New: Warning popup when trying to close foobar2000 while tasks such as conversion or ReplayGain scan are active.
  • Various UI responsivity improvements and speed optimizations; much faster Album List refresh with large libraries.
  • Usability: positions of various dialogs are now remembered, relative to their parent windows.
  • Properties dialog: “Tools” button, “Automatically Fill Values” can now use clipboard as source.
  • Converter clean-ups, ability to manually edit commandline encoder executable paths through Advanced Preferences.
  • WMA handling bug fixes, ability to store arbitrary metadata fields in WMA tags.
  • ID3v2 tagging compatibility improvements.
  • Various bug fixes.

0.9.5

  • New Default User Interface:
    • Allows embedding of Album List and other components in the main window.
    • Quick setup dialog on first startup allowing easy UI customization.
    • Theme import/export support for transferring appearance-related settings easily.
    • Built-in playlist view supports columns and grouping.
    • New Playlist Search dialog.
    • Embedded album art support.
    • New built-in spectrum visualisation.
  • New Album List component:
    • Updates automatically with Media Library content changes (“Refresh” command no longer needed).
    • Embeddable in the main window.
    • Supports direct creation of autoplaylists from Album List tree branches.
  • Properties dialog improvements:
    • New commands: “Format from Other Fields”, “Capitalize”, “Clean Up”.
    • Improved “Automatically Fill Values” functionality.
    • Improved Windows Clipboard interaction - now you can use copy/paste to transfer values between fields or between different sets of tracks.
  • Converter component improvements:
    • Replaced “show output directory when done” functionality with a new dialog showing a list of created tracks.
    • Built-in support for writing AU/SND and AIFF files.
    • Updated FLAC support - FLAC encoding now requires FLAC encoder 1.2.0 or newer.
    • Improved handling of hung command-line encoder processes.
  • Audio format decoding updates:
    • Updated libFLAC to 1.2.1.
    • Rewritten support for AU/SND and AIFF audio formats.
  • New “File Operations” component, for moving, copying and deleting audio files.
  • Old Masstagger component no longer included with the installer (available for download separately).
  • Windows XP or newer is now required.

0.9.4.5

  • Musepack SV8 decoding support.

0.9.4.4

  • Security update: updated Vorbis libraries to 1.2.0.
  • Fixed a bug in title formatting / $caps2().
  • Fixed drag&drop bugs.
  • Fixed playlist file format detection over mime types.

0.9.4.3

  • Fixed multiple bugs in ReplayGain Scanner.
  • Musepack decoding bug fixes.
  • Fixed a rare crash in the Properties dialog.
  • Fixed bugs in File Types preferences page.

0.9.4.2

  • Updated Musepack decoder with support for accurate fast seeking on files produced by mppenc 1.16 and newer.
  • Improved compliance with HTTP specifications.
  • Fixed MP1/MP2 handling bugs.

0.9.4.1

  • Improved compliance with Vorbis Comment and APEv2 tag specifications - thanks to Spoon for pointing inconsistencies.
  • Added gapless playback of MP4 files encoded with new iTunes.
  • Various bug fixes.

0.9.4

  • Properties dialog improvements.
  • Startup/shutdown speed optimizations.
  • Added LAME version and partial settings detection for MP3 files.
  • Replaced old “Fix MP3 Header” command with a new set of MP3-related utility commands.
  • “ID3v2 Writer Compatibility Mode” with workarounds for common bugs in other software's ID3v2 implementations.
  • “Copy” button in components list.
  • freedb support now included with the installer.
  • Rewritten embedded cuesheet metadata handling.
  • Rewritten ReplayGain info editor dialog.
  • ABX bugfixes.
  • Added WMA tag editing support.

0.9.3.1

  • Fixed various cosmetic glitches that made it into 0.9.3 release.
  • Fixed high CPU usage on track change bug.

0.9.3

  • New file properties dialogs.
  • Speex decoding support, rewritten Ogg Vorbis / Ogg FLAC support.
  • “File Operations / Delete File(s)” now uses Recycle Bin.
  • Better integration of information lookup (freedb, etc.) components with Audio CD ripping UI.
  • Option to ReplayGain-scan converter output after conversion.
  • CDDA extraction bug fixes / improvements.
  • Improved “Open Audio CD” dialog.
  • Various progress dialogs no longer block UI.
  • Changed Media Library new item tracking behaviors.
  • Fixed low-samplerate LC AAC files mis-reported as HE AAC.
  • Improved compatibility with Windows Vista.
  • Various cosmetic changes.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

0.9.2

  • Native support for new free Nero Digital AAC encoder.
  • New “Advanced Preferences” page.
  • More compatible MP4 tagging scheme.
  • New CD ripping UI.
  • Added “directory context menus” feature to file type associations.
  • Support for realtime DSP preset editing through DSP Manager page.
  • Fixed various networking issues.
  • APL support (no longer maintained) moved to a separately downloadable component (Monkey's Audio support).
  • Various cosmetic changes.
  • Various other bug fixes.

0.9.1

  • Faster Ogg Vorbis tag editing.
  • Official ASIO support (downloadable separately).
  • Improved compatibility with buggy soundcard drivers.
  • Added DSP preset switching functionality.
  • Workedaround buttons display problems on Windows 2000.
  • Improved “random” button action with album/directory shuffle.
  • Added WMA playback support.

0.9

  • Reworked UI structure, removed various redundant / rarely used features.
  • New: Media Library, replacing old “database” functionality.
  • Improved playlist management - better handling of multiple playlists, native multilevel undo and more.
  • Changes in title formatting script (field remappings) to make common operations easier.
  • New: Converter, replacing old “Diskwriter” component. Includes album image writing (cuesheet creation, direct encoding to MP4 with chapters), preview generation and multi-CPU optimizations. Most popular encoders are supported out-of-the-box; more encoders can be added using generic commandline encoder setup.
  • Improved support for specific file formats: faster tag updates with MP3 and FLAC, new native ID3v2 support, rewritten MP4 support now including chapters, rewritten cuesheet handling with improved handling of embedded cuesheets, improved AAC streaming support, and more.
  • Various speed optimizations, improved UI responsivity during time-consuming operations; better handling of overkill playlist scripts.
  • New: file type associations page in preferences.
  • New and improved ReplayGain scanner with proper multichannel support and multi-CPU optimizations; now with option to apply RG adjustment directly to audio data in MP3 files.
  • Improved audio CD support, with simple secure ripping functionality.
  • Rewritten network code.
  • Improved security by replacing various third party libraries with own implementations.
  • Various usability improvements.
  • Dropped Windows 95/98/ME/NT4 OS support. Windows 2000, XP or newer is now required.