I compared john33's 32-Bit and 64-Bit binaries and I always get faster results with the 64-Bit.I tested -0 -5 and -8.Maybe it depends on the system setup.I have an i5-3570K, z77 chipset, and 2x4GB DDR 800MHz (8-8-8-24). Not overclocked.
I have just updated the FLAC 1.3.0 compiles based upon the ICL 13.0 compiler. On my development system (a 3770k system), these are about 10% faster than the ICL 12.1 compiles were. Other peoples experiences would be interesting.
Total encoding time: 0:13.766, 253.82x realtime…Total encoding time: 0:13.859, 252.12x realtime…Total encoding time: 0:13.719, 254.69x realtime
Total encoding time: 0:16.141, 216.48x realtime…Total encoding time: 0:16.828, 207.64x realtime…Total encoding time: 0:16.047, 217.74x realtime
anything to increase the speed and efficiency? No?
Those who were reporting a slower x64 build, were you using win8 or win7?
Aside from developer-side improvements, and handling unicode characters on the Windows command line, the main libFLAC improvement was in the decoding speed (2). Compression is not affected at all.
I have just updated the FLAC 1.3.0 compiles based upon the ICL 13.0 compiler.
Actually none of the changes would change dBpoweramps implementation (as the changes are to flac.exe and we use the library direct)...
Something else worth noting and not mentioned in the changelog are that support for expanding wildcards on Windows has been added to both flac.exe and metaflac.exe.