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All the latest media utilities.


What's happening at RareWares.

Helix mp3 encoder v5.2.4


The Helix mp3 encoder modified by 'maikmerten' to include a 'lametag' to provide sample accurate encoding/decoding for VBR and CBR, plus a bug fix to the original code. Info tag cleanup, correct bitrate index computation for stereo files. CRC data added. Extensive modifications added by Case. A point release consolidating all the recent updates/bug fixes.
Located in the 'MP3 & MP2 Others' page.

exhale-v1.2.1-a6193fab-20240528 Release


Changes since version 1.2.1 from December 2023:
Minor tuning for the low-rate BA_MORE_CBR modes and channel ordering corrected for multi-channel input. Intel 19.0 compiles, win32 is XP friendly.

OggVorbis Lancer builds


All Lancer builds have been updated to deal with an issue with the Intel compiles and low samplerate input causing distortion. New versions are all VisualStudio 2022 compiles.

SoX v14.4.2 updated


SoX v14.4.2 updated, GCC 13.2.0 builds. Win32 and x64 builds on "Others page".

FLAC v1.4.3 Release


Compiles updated to FLAC v1.4.3 Release. 32 and 64 bit compiles for Windows.

OPUS Bundles updated


Opus 1.4 brings the following improvements and fixes:
Improved tuning of the Opus in-band FEC (LBRR). See the
https://gitlab.xiph.org/xiph/opus/-/issues/2360 for details
Added a OPUS_SET_INBAND_FEC(2) option that turns on FEC, but does not
force SILK mode (FEC will be disabled in CELT mode)
Improved tuning and various fixes to DTX
Added Meson support, improved CMake support
Using libopus-1.4, libopusenc-0.2.1 and opusfile-0.12 - GCC 12.2.0 compiles.



fdkaac-1.0.5 built against fdk-aac 2.0.2. VC-2015, 32 bit ('XP' friendly) and 64 bit compiles for Windows.

libfaad2 v2.10.1 dlls


dlls have been recompiled to remove runtime dependencies. Intel-19, 32 and 64 bit compiles for Windows.



By request, the most recent GIT flake release. Intel LLVM 2023(Clang 16.0) compiles. (On the "Lossless page"}

FAAD2 v2.10.1


Console app and dlls all updated to v2.10.1. Intel-19, 32 and 64 bit compiles for Windows.



wavpack.exe, wvgain.exe, wvtag.exe and wvunpack.exe. Intel 19.0 32 and 64 bit compiles for Windows.

Speex Bundles updated


Compiles updated to Speex-1.2.1. MSVS-2015, 32 and 64 bit compiles for Windows.

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