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EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 2

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:44 pm
by poiko
EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 2 available !

Codecs
--- Added new DSDIFF (.dff) encoder
--- Added new DSDIFF (.dff) metadata read/write
--- Updated new DSDIFF/DSD/DST (.dff) decoder
--- DSD (.dff .dsf) encoder; more accurate (0.23688%) loudness
--- DSD (.dff .dsf) encoder; performance improvements
--- DSD (.dff .dsf) decoder; Improved lowpass filtering
--- DSD-to-PCM conversion; decimate >DSD64 to DXD 352.8/384kHz (previously e.g. DSD128 to DXD 705.6/768kHz)
Additions
--- Added 'Select all', 'Clear list', and 'Create M3U' buttons to the Audio Converter (when file explorer is hidden)
Improvements
--- Handle YEAR (DATE) tag as a string (not a number) in advanced metadata editor
--- More editing space for the YEAR tag, so that date in format '2019-09-07' fits into the visible field

Download EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 2
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EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 1

Codecs
--- Updated FLAC 1.3.3
--- Added DSD/.dsf encoder
--- Updated DSD/.dsf decoder
--- Added standard +6dB gain to DSD-to-PCM converter
Cover Art
--- Thumbnails are now shown in correct aspect ratio (previously scaled to square)
--- Custom resize cover art (ui, embedded, external), option to keep the original aspect ratio or scale to square
--- Option to disable embedded cover art in output options
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
Audio Converter
--- Use Cover Art as icon in the file list

Download EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 1
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Re: EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 1

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:03 pm
by aacton
Great, thank you for the improvements.

I am particularly interested in:
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

Regards,
Andrew

Re: EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 1

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:51 am
by blabibo
Will this beta version be installed on top of my current version (8.5) or can I run both?

Flac 1.3.3? Is this a beta version? The official website still has 1.3.2 as the latest Flac codec.

Re: EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 1

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:40 am
by ffm76600
blabibo wrote: Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:51 am Will this beta version be installed on top of my current version (8.5) or can I run both?

Flac 1.3.3? Is this a beta version? The official website still has 1.3.2 as the latest Flac codec.
Flac 1.3.3 is final version ! You can find it here :
https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/xiph/releases/flac/

Re: EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 1

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:13 pm
by fckco
ffm76600 wrote: Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:40 am
Flac 1.3.3 is final version ! You can find it here :
https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/xiph/releases/flac/
Thanks

Re: EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 1

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:17 pm
by ox_triangle
its possible to setup the app
to allow check of beta updates too?

Re: EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 2

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:15 pm
by poiko
Beta 2 available :D This time focusing on DSD improvements

Re: EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 2

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:48 am
by aacton
Greetings,

I tested 5 CDs with different pre-emphasis attributes. EZ CD correctly identified all combinations. Please see attached doc for reference.

Re: EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 2

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:55 am
by aacton
The missing reference:

:)
EZCD Pre-emphasis Testing.jpg
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Re: EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 2

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:40 pm
by blabibo
Wouldn't it be better to keep the 'Keep Aspect Ratio' option outside of the drop-down menu, to avoid forgetting to tick it? Like this:

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Re: EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 2

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:48 am
by aacton
Greetings blabibo

Very good suggestion... :)

""Wouldn't it be better to keep the 'Keep Aspect Ratio' option outside of the drop-down menu, to avoid forgetting to tick it? Like this:""

Andrew

Re: EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 2

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:49 pm
by poiko
Blabibo: Thank you for the suggestion. I changed it.

Re: EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 2

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:21 am
by poiko
Thank you for participating in beta version testing. Release available very soon.

Re: EZ CD Audio Converter 8.6 Beta 2

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:54 pm
by blabibo
Looks good, thank you :)