Version history


8.0.7
  • Now always uses SoX sample rate converter for the best audio quality
  • 3 sample rate converter modes: High Quality, Very High Quality, and Ultra High Quality. More information about the settings here: https://www.poikosoft.com/help/settings-audio-engine
  • DSD to lossless in Auto sample rate mode now resamples to highest multiple equal or below 384kHz
  • Enabled SIMD(SSE&AVX)-mode for double accuracy sample rate conversions in SoX resampler for better performance
  • All codecs recompiled with the latest Intel C++ 19.0 Update 1 compiler. Resulting performance improvements (enabled all code paths from SSE to AVX2).
  • Decode AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate NB+WB) files
  • Decode THD (TrueHD) files
8.0.6
  • Added Audio Engine settings to the Options
    • Select preferred sample rate converter
      • SoX resampler
      • Opus/Speex resampler
    • Select sample rate conversion quality
    • Dithering settings
      • Enable / Disable the dither
      • Select Rectangular, Triangular, or Noise-shaped
      • Dithering can be used when converting from higher bit depths to 24-bit, 16-bit, or 8-bit
  • Smarter Auto-selection of the output sample rate (for all output formats)
    • Automatically select the output sample rate that preserves the best audio quality (previously used multiples when possible)
    • Output sample rate can also be chosen manually for all output formats
  • Added 384kHz and 352.8kHz sample rate output for all lossless formats (except for WMA/lossless that does not have such an option)
  • Improved Opus encoder audio quality
    • Now uses ezcd's sample rate converter for better audio quality (Opus internally uses Speex resampler with quality level 5)
    • Configure sample rate converter quality from Options
  • Vorbis encoder update
    • Added manual sample rate selection
    • Now supports 192kHz, 176.4kHz, 96kHz, and 88.2kHz encoding
  • FhG FDK AAC encoder update
    • Added manual sample rate selection
    • Now supports 96kHz and 88.2kHz encoding
    • More CBR formats for AAC LC and HE AAC v1
  • Apple AAC encoder update
    • Added manual sample rate selection
  • Improved MP3 encoder audio quality
    • Better audio quality for output formats that require sample rate conversion
    • Let the LAME MP3 encoder to decide the best sample rate, but use ezcd's sample rate converter for better audio quality
    • Configure sample rate converter quality from Options
  • Monkey's Audio v4.40 codec update
8.0.5
  • Fixed the bug where MusicBrainz query froze the App when MusicBrainz service returned malformed metadata entry. Bug occurred in very rare occasions.
  • Minor user interface improvements
8.0.4
  • Opus 1.3 codec update
  • Manual GD3 database search
  • Improved WAV metadata support
  • User interface improvements
8.0.3
  • Added option to save cover art to an external file in Audio Converter
    • Filename can be auto or specified (e.g. Folder.jpg)
    • Option to auto-resize
  • Added WAV dual channel L+R output mode (per user requests)
  • Other improvements
    • GD3 cover art search now works with ambersand (&)
    • Don't write Total Tracks metadata in Disc Image and Single File mode if it is disabled from the Settings
    • Case conversion is now also applied to Album Artist and Album Title
8.0.2
  • Improved the 'Verify Audio' ripping method
    • Sector by sector CRC comparison
    • Show number of CRC errors found
    • Log exact positions of CRC errors
  • Improved ripping log error reporting layout
    • Exact time position of an error at start of a line
    • Multiple errors in the same time position are reported on the same line
  • Added Eject and Close Tray buttons to the Disc Burner :)
  • Updated language translations
  • Bug fix: 'Copy external Cover Art file' option now respects the setting
8.0.1

Following changes have been made in response to user feedback:

  • Put 'Delete source files after conversion' option back
  • Added 'Play' to Audio Converter list right-click menu
  • Cover Art 'Load' does not open the location of the currently selected audio file, but uses the default or last used location
  • Bug Fix: Audio CD Ripper creating an empty m3u playlist
8.0

Latest new features:

  • Metadata improvements
    • Windows Media Player online CD database (Gracenote)
    • Discogs online CD database
    • Discogs manual search
    • Discogs cover art search
    • Improved MusicBrainz manual search
    • Faster online metadata search
    • Option to limit metadata search results
    • Always uses secure (https/ssl) protocol to access metadata services (privacy protection)
    • Optionally auto-resize embedded cover art
    • Optionally save cover art to an external file (e.g. Folder.jpg)
    • Optionally copy external cover art when converting audio files
    • Added Conductor metadata to the main user interface
    • Get Conductor metadata from online metadata search
    • Advanced metadata editor to edit all metadata tags
  • User interface improvements
    • Improved metadata search results list
    • Larger cover art thumbnails on metadata search windows
    • Resize multiple different cover arts in metadata editor with one click
    • Improved graphics on HiDPI / 4k displays
    • Improved multi-monitor support

Built on top of the powerful audio framework:

  • Latest versions of the best audio codecs are included
    • All codecs are included out-of-the-box
    • Optimized for audio quality
    • Processor optimizations for best possible performance
  • Accurate 64-bit multichannel audio processing engine
    • Signal processing performed with 64-bit floating point precision
    • Up to 64 parallel converters
    • Optimized for best audio quality
    • Processor optimizations for fast performance
  • Accurate error-detective CD ripping engine
    • Hardware-assisted AccurateCDDA error detection and error recovery