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Re: Free Encoder Pack

Reply #75
Because those who install a bunch of free encoders, might want to be able to use the encoders also outside of foobar2000 - including on signals that foobar2000 does not handle losslessly?

Example: DSD.

Re: Free Encoder Pack

Reply #76
PATH manipulation is not planned. Filling the application install directory with random files isn't wanted either.

The encoders are meant purely for foobar2000. No one is stopping people from writing helper components that can utilize the binaries from their current install location. Also I believe people who are willing and competent enough to use command line directly can edit search path manually. Or just type the commands so that proper paths are used.

Re: Free Encoder Pack

Reply #77
Noted.

I anyway updated https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Free_Encoder_Pack and noticed a discrepancy: the installer says "Winamp 5.62 or newer" but the wiki also says (I didn't touch it) 5.62 to 5.666 as 5.8 won't do.

Someone probably knows all the details and can fix whatever needs to be updated. If it doesn't work with all newer, then ...

Re: Free Encoder Pack

Reply #78
Indeed the latest Winamp 5.8 beta build 3660 doesn't bundle FhG AAC encoder. Apparently the new Winamp owner had no license for it: http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?p=3163565#post3163565

I suppose for the next build I should change the text to "requires Winamp 5.62-5.666". Though newer version is ok if it's upgraded from older one, so the description would be inaccurate then too.

Re: Free Encoder Pack

Reply #79
New version created yesterday with the following updates: FLAC v1.4.0, WavPack v5.5.0, qaac v2.76 and refalac v1.76.
FLAC is a custom MSVC compile, official binary requires libflac.dll which is unacceptable.

Edit: and another update as someone forgot to fix the fhgaacenc note.

Re: Free Encoder Pack

Reply #80
Updated 2022-09-23 with FLAC 1.4.1.

Re: Free Encoder Pack

Reply #81
One little issue about its wavpack conversion, when I try to use the 384kbps hybrid option, the converted file reads at 406kbps. Or if I do 320, it exports as 332.  Can't seem to get the exact values I want. Is this a bug?

 

Re: Free Encoder Pack

Reply #82
Note that the bundled WavPack encoder is the official encoder. I'm unfortunately not a WavPack expert but the hybrid mode seems to try to maintain the audio quality as close to original as possible and appears to treat the target bitrate only as a request.

The codec pack was updated with FLAC v1.4.2 on 2022-10-25.
And with WavPack v5.6.0, qaac v2.77 and refalac v1.77 on 2022-11-30.

Re: Free Encoder Pack

Reply #83
The latest code pack "Free_Encoder_Pack-2022-11-30.exe" contains malware:

Trojan:Win32/Wacatac.B!ml

found by Windows Defender

Re: Free Encoder Pack

Reply #84
The latest code pack "Free_Encoder_Pack-2022-11-30.exe" contains malware:

Trojan:Win32/Wacatac.B!ml

found by Windows Defender

Can you please read from the top and down this thread?!

Here is my Windows' "more honest" message:
Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognised app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk.
It does not know the executable. Fair enough.