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All the latest media utilities.


What's happening at RareWares.

exhale-v1.2.1 Release


Fixed as part of Git commit b17f659c. Now lower-preset encodings decode almost bit-identically to those made with exhale release 1.1.9, which is good... and the higher presets are still bugfixed, which is even better.
Win32 compile is XP friendly. Intel 19.0 compiles.
(BA_MORE_CBR variants added 2023-12-26.)

exhale-v1.2.0.1 Release


Changes since version 1.2.0 from December 2022: Fix high-rate issues. Win32 compile (VS2015) is XP friendly, x64 is Intel 19.0 compile.

SoX v14.4.2 (Official repo build updated)


SoX v14.4.2 (Official repo build updated) Built on June 24, 2023, GCC 13.1.0. 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"}

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.



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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