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fre:ac v1.1.1 Print
Sunday, 19 April 2020 14:07

fre:ac version 1.1.1 has been released on 19th April 2020.

This release comes with minor improvements as well as codec and translation updates and fixes several issues found in earlier releases:

  • Improvements
    • Improved file size and bitrate calculation for chapters and cue sheet tracks
    • Added <discid> placeholder for use in filename patterns
    • Added an optional disc ID column to the joblist
    • Added an option to eject the disc after ripping to freaccmd
    • Allow specifying device path instead of drive number in freaccmd
  • Bug fixes
    • Fixed crash of freaccmd when querying CDDB while DISPLAY variable is not set
    • Fixed ripping of first CD track in paranoia mode on Windows
    • Fixed several issues creating CBR MP3 files in SuperFast mode
    • Fixed calculation of track conversion speed factor in log files

Upgrading to fre:ac v1.1.1 is strongly recommended for users of fre:ac v1.1 and earlier releases.

The new release is available in the downloads section. Please report issues on the GitHub issue tracker or by email to support@freac.org.

 
fre:ac now available in the Microsoft store Print
Sunday, 19 April 2020 14:07

Windows 10 users can now download fre:ac from the Microsoft store:

Get it from Microsoft

With the store version, installation, updates and removal are all handled by the Microsoft store, just like with any other Windows app.

The store version comes with the same feature set as the regular installer and .zip packages, except for the freaccmd command line interface not being included. Please use the self extracting installer or .zip package if you need command line conversion support.

 
fre:ac v1.1 Print
Sunday, 29 March 2020 21:17

fre:ac version 1.1 has been released on 29th March 2020 and is now available for download!

This is a major release with more than 80 new features compared to fre:ac 1.0.33. Highlights include:

  • Availability for macOS and Linux, in addition to Windows
  • Availability of 64 bit versions for Windows and other operating systems
  • Support for dark mode on Windows and macOS
  • A reworked conversion engine with support for multi-threading and parallel processing
  • An integrated tag editor with support for cover images
  • An extension for simultaneous output to multiple formats
  • Support for new codecs including Opus, Apple Lossless, Monkey's Audio, WavPack and others
  • Support for DSP filters and lossless file verification
  • Support for multi-channel audio
  • Support for managing multiple configurations
  • Support for writing log files

The complete list of new features can be found in the release notes of the fre:ac 1.1 Beta 1 release.

Upgrading to fre:ac v1.1 is recommended for users of fre:ac 1.0.33 or earlier and strongly recommended for users of fre:ac v1.1 preview releases.

The new release is available in the downloads section. Please report issues on the GitHub issue tracker or by email to support@freac.org.

 
fre:ac v1.1 Release Candidate 2 Print
Sunday, 22 March 2020 17:19

fre:ac v1.1 Release Candidate 2 has been released and is now available for download!

This release updates codecs and translations and fixes several issues found in fre:ac v1.1 RC 1:

  • Fixed inability to read raw AAC files with the FAAD2 decoder
  • Fixed inability to create WMA files with long path names
  • Fixed cursor positioning and text selection in right-to-left mode
  • Fixed cursor position calculation not respecting kerning on Windows 10

Upgrading to the 1.1 RC 2 release is recommended for users of the RC 1 release and strongly recommended for users of previous alpha or beta releases. All users of the stable release of fre:ac are encouraged to try this RC instead. Please report issues on the GitHub issue tracker or by email to support@freac.org.

The new release is available in the downloads section.

 
fre:ac v1.1 Release Candidate 1 Print
Sunday, 08 March 2020 22:37

fre:ac v1.1 Release Candidate 1 has been released and is now available for download!

This release improves the freaccmd command line tool, makes HiDPI display detection on Linux work more reliably and fixes several issues found in fre:ac v1.1 Beta 3:

  • Fixed drag & drop not accepting long file paths on Windows
  • Fixed file modification time stamp getting lost when output verification is active
  • Fixed file creation time stamp not being preserved despite option being enabled
  • Fixed freaccmd not correctly handling relative output folders
  • Fixed black title bar color on Windows Vista, 7 and 8/8.1
  • Fixed online updater not working

Upgrading to the 1.1 RC 1 release is strongly recommended for users of previous alpha or beta releases. All users of the stable release of fre:ac are encouraged to try this RC instead. Please report issues on the GitHub issue tracker or by email to support@freac.org.

The new release is available in the downloads section.

 
fre:ac v1.0.33 Print
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 23:55

fre:ac version 1.0.33 has been released on 12th February 2020.

This release improves compatibility with newer Windows features, updates codecs and translations and fixes several issues found in earlier releases:

  • Improvements
    • The fre:ac installer is now digitally signed
    • Prepared for freedb.org shutdown on 31st March 2020
    • Rip only tracks from the newly inserted disc when auto-ripping
    • Do not start ripping automatically if no freedb entry is found
    • Improved compatibility with ADTS AAC files
    • Using high resolution icons from fre:ac 1.1 branch
  • Bug fixes
    • Fixed compatibility issues with Windows 10 UTF-8 codepage setting
    • Fixed hangs when trying to open some Windows Wave files
    • Fixed setup not running with elevated rights on non-administrator accounts
    • Fixed freaccmd issues with files without metadata

Upgrading to fre:ac v1.0.33 is recommended for all users of earlier versions. You can download it from the downloads section of this site.

 
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