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All the latest media utilities.


What's happening at RareWares.

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.

SoX v14.4.2 (Official repo build updated)


SoX v14.4.2 (Official repo build updated) Built on April 21, 2023, GCC 12.2.0. Win32 and x64 builds. Can be found on "Others page".



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"}

Helix mp3 encoder v5.2.1


VS2015 'asm' win32 compile of the Helix mp3 encoder modified by 'maikmerten'. Modified 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. Includes the source code and VS2015 project files.'MP3 & MP2 Others' page.

FAAD2 v2.10.1


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

exhale-v1.2.0 Release


Changes since version 1.1.9 from December 2021: C API correction, some code sanitizing (issue #24, merge requests !8!11, J. Regan) exhaleLib: code cleanup, very minor quality improvements in CVBR modes f and 5 exhaleLib: 5% speedup of all modes, better target rate matching in CVBR mode g exhaleLib: work around MinGW compilation hickup (issue #26; thanks, C. Degawa!) Win32 compile VS2015) is XP friendly, x64 is Intel 19.0 compile.

FLAC v1.4.2 Release


Compiles updated to FLAC v1.4.2 Release. Intel 19.2, 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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