Version history


  • Integrated Windows File Explorer component updated
  • Allow file operations in shell tree
  • Added (restored) Peak Normalization (Sample Peak & True Peak)
  • Show Track/Album Gain as 'dB LUFS', 'dB Δ RG', or 'dB SPL RG' on Ripper/Converter status list
  • Show Track/Album Peak as '%', or 'dB' on Ripper/Converter status list
  • Updated xHE-AAC encoder & decoder
  • Updated Monkey's Audio encoder & decoder
  • Updated AAC (AAC-LC & HE-AAC v1/v2) decoder


  • xHE-AAC codec update
    • Support 5.1 multichannel
    • Improved CVBR0 and CVBR1 audio quality
  • Fix: FhG FDK AAC encoder allow 48, 44.1 kHz sample rates with HE AAC v1/v2 VBR modes 1 & 2
  • Fix: Discogs search matching MusicBrainz helper was disabled


  • Added xHE-AAC codec
  • Updated AAC LC and HE AAC codecs
  • Updated FLAC codec
  • Updated Vorbis codec
  • Updated Opus codec
  • Updated Monkey's Audio codec
  • Updated FFMPEG-based codecs
  • Improved automatic Discogs query matching
  • Fixed DTS decoder no longer fails on data error
  • Fixed DTS HD in MKA container was occasionally detected with wrong sample rate


  • Freedb service updated
  • Language updates


  • User interface improvements
    • Added quick buttons for functions such as Add Files, Clear List, to the Audio Converter UI with the integrated File Explorer visible
    • Correct Rip CD and Convert button sizes when other than Normal profile was last used before new program launch
    • Load cover art possibility to open from last used folder or source audio file folder (previously last used folder only)
  • Metadata services improvements
    • Get 1080px cover art from WMP/Gracenote service (service default recently changed from 1080px to 720px)
    • Get Genre (most voted) metadata from MusicBrainz service
    • Get Genre metadata from Discogs service
  • Codec Updates
    • WavPack 5.3.0
  • Fixes & improvements
    • Fix memory fault that may have occured when saving file list to M3U file
    • Read ALBUM ARTIST metadata to Album Artist metadata if ALBUMARTIST (standard) does not exist
    • Decode M4A/AAC files that have invalid sgpd atom (iso gapless)


  • Minor updates to the newly refreshed user interface
  • Language updates: Spanish, German, Turkish, Dutch, Slovenian, Korean, Italian, Slovak, Russian, Romanian, Polish
  • Build 2: Recompiled the UI with updated C++ compiler & libraries
  • Build 2: Repacked with French, Russian, Catalan, and Estonian language updates


  • New user interface experience
  • Added taskbar / start menu jump list to launch Audio Converter, CD Ripper, or Disc Burner
  • Updated the integrated File Explorer component
  • MusicBrainz & Discogs manual search by Barcode (UPC/EAN)
  • CD ripper disc detection (pre-gaps, ISRCs, UPC/EAN) now uses the selected reading speed
Audio Converter CD Ripper Disc Burner Taskbar / Start Menu Jump List


  • Codec Updates
    • WavPack 5.2.0
    • LAME MP3 Encoder 3.100.1 update


  • Improved output filenames / rename files filename generation
    • New predefined tags
    • All metadata tags can be used
    • External cover art option allows tags for filename generation
  • Codec Update: FhG FDK AAC 4.0.1
    • Audio quality improvements
  • Codec Update: Monkey's Audio 5.11
    • Multi-channel support
    • 32-bit samples support
    • Performance improvements
  • Profiles UI update
  • UPC/EAN always visible in the track list after initial scan
  • Parse multi-disc Cue Sheet / Single File metadata
  • Minor UI improvements


  • Added support for converting from Super Audio CD ISO (SACD ISO) [.iso] files
  • Added 5.0 support for DSD output formats


  • Bugfix: Fixed user interface bug (cover art icons)


  • DSD encoder speed improvements (no compromise in audio quality)
  • DSD decoder audio quality improvements
  • Refreshed DSP Options window
  • Bugfix: Fixed buffer overflow in DSD decoder-delay handling
  • Bugfix: Adding a file with corrupt embedded cover art icon can't crash the App anymore


  • Fixed the critical bug of the v9.0.1: App did not start on Windows 7/8 because Windows 10 WinRT API was accidentally used in the Desktop version of the App
  • Updated WavPack DSD encoder


  • Updated DSD encoder
    • Improved performance (~20% faster per thread on i7)
    • Improved audio quality
  • Added WavPack DSD encoder
  • Updated WavPack decoder
    • Native DSD conversion
    • Use integrated DSD-to-PCM converter (not WavPack DSD-to-PCM)
  • Updated WavPack encoder with the official compression levels; Fast, Default, High, Very High (previously Default, Best, Fast)
  • Bugfix: Fixed the bug of v9.0.0 where the window size was not restored to correct size on a DPI-scaled screen


  • Codecs
    • FLAC 1.3.3
    • New DSD encoders
      • DSF (DSD Stream File) encoder
      • DFF (DSDIFF) encoder
    • Updated DSD decoders (DSD-to-PCM converters)
      • Improved decimation / low-pass filter
      • Updated DSF (DSD Stream File) decoder
      • New DFF (DSDIFF) decoder
      • New DFT (DSDIFF) decoder
    • Fast seeking support for DSD decoders
      • Fast conversion from .dsf/.dff Cue Sheet audio disc images
  • Metadata
    • Added support for DSDIFF (.dff) metadata
    • Improved support for DSD Stream File (.dsf) metadata
  • Audio Engine
    • Support direct DSD to DSD conversion (bit-to-bit lossless conversion between DSD audio file formats)
    • Support DSD to DSD conversion via DXD if changing sample rate or modifying audio data with DSPs
  • Cover Art
    • Cover Art thumbnails are now shown in native aspect ratio (previously scaled to square)
    • Resize Cover Art with custom resolution
    • Keep aspect ratio when resizing Cover Art
    • Option to disable embedded Cover Art in output options
    • Updated Amazon Cover Art search
      • High resolution Cover Art is available again
      • Amazon query responds more reliably
  • User interface
    • Indicate PCM/DXD/DSD data conversion mode when converting to DSD
    • Added 'Select all', 'Clear list', and 'Create M3U' buttons to the Audio Converter (available when the File Explorer is hidden)
    • Handle YEAR (DATE) tag as a string (not a number) in advanced metadata editor
    • More editing space for the YEAR (DATE) tag, so that date in format '2019-09-07' fits into the visible field
    • Use Cover Art as file icon in the Audio Converter file list
  • Audio CD Ripper
    • Show UPC/EAN in the track list
    • UPC/EAN, Pre-Gaps, ISRC values in the ripping log
    • UPC/EAN, Pre-Gap, Pre-emphasis ISRC detection status in the ripping log
    • Pre-emphasis consistency check (TOC vs Subcode) in the ripping log