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Saturday, 22 January 2022 16:34

fre:ac version 1.1.6 has been released on 22nd January 2022.

This update adds native support for Windows on the ARM64 architecture which greatly improves the user experience on devices like the Surface Pro X, HP Elite Folio or certain Samsung Galaxy Book models. Most notably, conversions can be up to six times faster on many devices with ARM cores.

Besides this, the 1.1.6 update adds support for editing lyrics in the tag editor and creating cue sheets and playlists with freaccmd, fre:ac's command line interface. It also comes with minor workflow and performance optimizations, tagging improvements, updated codecs and the usual bug fixes:

  • New features
    • Added support for editing lyrics in the tag editor
    • Added support for creating cue sheets and playlists with freaccmd
  • Improvements
    • Improved performance of adding video and proprietary audio files (DTS, DSD etc.) to the joblist
    • Playlists can now be added to the joblist by drag & drop
    • Added <tempo> and <initialkey> placeholders for use in filename patterns
    • Added optional composer, conductor, tempo, musical key and ISRC columns to the joblist
    • Added initial key field to tag editor
    • Added support for lyrics in ID3v2, MP4, Vorbis Comment, APEv2 and WMA tags
    • Added support for parsing OverDrive MediaMarkers in ID3v2 tags
    • Added support for the pre-emphasis flag in cue sheets
  • Bug fixes
    • Fixed possible crash upon querying the CDDB database
    • Fixed possible crash in FAAD2 decoder when trying to open unsupported files
    • Fixed faulty decoding of certain AAC files caused by a bug in the FDK-AAC decoder
    • Fixed possible faulty output when decoding from non-zero positions using external decoders
    • Fixed issue ripping CD tracks when output filename pattern is <filename>
    • Fixed AccurateRip reporting verification errors for hidden track one audio
    • Fixed setting to replace spaces not being respected when writing cover art and log files
    • Fixed setting to suppress Unicode characters not being respected when writing cover art and log files
    • Fixed tag editor fields for media type, catalog number and barcode being limited to 12 characters
    • Fixed freeze when decoding certain WMA files on Windows
    • Fixed drag & drop not working after online update on Windows

Upgrading to fre:ac v1.1.6 is strongly recommended for users of earlier releases.

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


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