Speex RC1 is out! 2003-01-17 00:16:22 Self-explanatory subject line: Speex has now reached RC1. From the Speex project page:QuoteThis is Release Candidate 1 for Speex 1.0. The only new feature (yes, I know beta4 was supposed to be feature-complete) is a very low bitrate (3.95 kbps) mode for narrowband. This release also fixes a number of bugs, including a fix for low-bitrate wideband encoding—however, this fix adds high-frequency noise during the decoding of beta4 and earlier data. Finally, the WAV handling is more robust and handles undocumented extensions better. The goal is to release RC2 in early February, and if all goes well (no major bugs are found), release 1.0 before March. For more details, including how you can make 1.0 better, see the Roadmap. Still no word as to whether the next Vorbis decoder update will incorporate Speex, or when is might arrive... but any progress is welcome. - M.