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Speex 0.8.0 Is Out

Hi,

I just released Speex 0.8.0. This release brings new very high quality modes for both narrowband (at 24.6 kbps) and wideband (at 42.2 kbps). Also, someone contributed support for Win32 along with MSVC project files. Many bugs were fixed too and there has been some minor changes to the API. Unless a bug is found, this should be the final 1.0 API. Otherwise, the bit-stream remains backward compatible with 0.7.0.

One note about the new high-quality modes. For speech files (one voice), you shouldn't be able to tell the difference with the original. For music, the quality is (very?) good (unlike other Speex modes), though nowhere near the quality that can be achieved by Vorbis.

This release should be the last one before beta1 and bit-stream freeze. It is possible that this bit-stream be the final one, but I cannot promise. The API should be the final one, unless a bad bug comes out. So if your favorite feature is missing, now's the last chance to let me know!


Edit: Win32 binaries available at http://www.inf.ufpr.br/~rja00/

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Reply #1
Always this error compiling with both ICL6 and VC6.

Any idea?

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C:\Internet\WinCvs\Retrieved\speex\libspeex\speex_header.c(61): error: identifier "VERSION" is undefined for (i=0;i<SPEEX_HEADER_VERSION_LENGTH-1 && VERSION;i++)

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C:\Internet\WinCvs\Retrieved\speex\libspeex\speex_header.c(61): error: identifier "VERSION" is undefined for (i=0;i<SPEEX_HEADER_VERSION_LENGTH-1 && VERSION;i++)

What happens is that VERSION is defined from the build scripts. Just #define VERSION "0.8.0" and it should be fine.

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Reply #3
Great! Thanks for your help.

Speex binaries ver. 0.8.0 already uploaded to RareWares.

BTW: I removed the sources, since they can now be obtained from Speex' CVS at Sourceforge. And I pray to God that noone will complain <cough>.

Regards;

Roberto.

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I just released Speex 0.8.0. This release brings new very high quality modes for both narrowband (at 24.6 kbps) and wideband (at 42.2 kbps). Also, someone contributed support for Win32 along with MSVC project files.

If you want to blame "someone", it was me!!
John
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If you want to blame "someone", it was me!!

I know it was you, but the thing is that I don't know your real name so I can refer to you

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I know it was you, but the thing is that I don't know your real name so I can refer to you

Mr. John Francis Edwards.

Or Lord Edwards the 33rd.  (kidding)

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Will Oggdrop or a similar frontend work for these binaries? or is there a frontend out there for Speex that I don't know about?

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Will Oggdrop or a similar frontend work for these binaries? or is there a frontend out there for Speex that I don't know about?

I've not heard about a front-end for Speex. Otherwise, no idea about OggDrop. Anyone can answer that?

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Will Oggdrop or a similar frontend work for these binaries? or is there a frontend out there for Speex that I don't know about?

OggdropXPd does not act as a frontend to Speex, but it's an interesting idea!!  I'll take a leisurely look at the possibility.
John
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Reply #10
Ok, John, consider it a feature request. 

"Oggdrop 1.5 alpha: Now with Speex support!" I like the ring of that don't you? Takes care of our music AND voice recordings.

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Ok, John, consider it a feature request.   

"Oggdrop 1.5 alpha: Now with Speex support!" I like the ring of that don't you? Takes care of our music AND voice recordings.

OK, let me give it some serious thought.
John
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OK, here's a Speex frontend: http://home.wanadoo.nl/~w.speek/speex.htm

LOL 

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BTW: although my name (Speek) resembles the name of the encoder (Speex) I have nothing to do with it other then that I made the frontend.

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how about a winamp plugin ?

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how about a winamp plugin ?

I think it's too early to develop a plugin yet.

The API should be stabilized first.

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I think it's too early to develop a plugin yet.

The API should be stabilized first.

The API hasn't changed much since 0.4.0 (even though the bit-stream changed) and the current API should be the final one. BTW, there's already an XMMS plugin available.

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i want a winamp plugin, case ? 

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Reply #18
Since a Musepack-cool-edit plug-in was released about a day after the request it doesn´t seem to be that difficult to program cool-edit-plug-ins, could someone also program one for speex?

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Yes!

Front ends and plug-ins rule .

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i want a winamp plugin, case ? 

You do?

Try this, but consider it alpha:
Plugin
source

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Reply #21
Your plug-in works great! Not one crash, it´s very stable, but no seeking/time in the playlist and winamp can´t display this visualitation under the time.

Thank you very very much!!!

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Reply #22
I made also filter for Cool Edit, binary & source.

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Ok, John, consider it a feature request.   

"Oggdrop 1.5 alpha: Now with Speex support!" I like the ring of that don't you? Takes care of our music AND voice recordings.

Well, I may disappoint you, but oggdropXPd (next version) does not support Speex. 

However,  speexdrop V0.0.1alpha has just been uploaded to Roberto!!

Input for encoding may be any 8 or 16 bit wav file, stereo or mono. Input wavs are resampled to either 8000Hz or 16000Hz and automatically (at the moment) downmixed to mono unless they are already in the specified format.

Decoding/playback options are the same as for oggdropXPd except for the absence, naturally, of vorbisgain tag interpretation.

Comments are welcomed and once the code appears stable (it tests out OK), and I've tidied it up, I'll post the source.
John
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