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dBpoweramp Music Converter OS X: Version Changes

Release 17.4

El Capitan minimum version
Added multi-checkbox selection in Batch Converter filters dialog.
Improved sorting behaviors in Batch Converter. Files are previewed converted in order they appeared in Batch Converter view.
Bit Depth DSP: Fixed missing 32-bit float mode.
Changed Multi Encoder semantics!
REMOVED "use parent settings" for naming.
Master naming is disabled if Multi Encoder is selected, please configure naming per-encoder instead.
REMOVED master DSP settings, please configure DSP per-encoder instead.
If you used one of these features, your configuration will be updated on first run to comply - master naming to encoder naming, master DSPs moved to encoder DSPs. Your profiles should continue to work as they did before.
ID Tag Processing DSP: 'delete all' and 'all except' actions are removed for file naming processing.
Tag editor: When searching album art from internet, track title is used if album title is not known.
File naming dialog no longer shows [origxxx] elements if invoked by CD Ripper.
New Low Pass filter code, does not attenuate lower frequencies.
New DSP effects: Highpass, Bandpass Filter
Updated WavPack to 5.4.0
Dynamic Naming dialog now correctly inserts new tags at cursor position
ID Tag Processing: cleaned up tag field list, made sorted
CD Ripper: New Multi Encoder entries have "use parent settings" naming by default.
CD Ripper: New Multi Encoder entries use default CD Ripper naming pattern by default.
CD Ripper: Added 'Catalog *' to add-new-tag dropdown.
CD Ripper: Added secure option to mark track as error 'if not verified by accuraterip'.
Fixed a bug preventing DSD files from being tagged if created by CD Ripper.
Fixed duplication of album art on MP3 files having both ID3v2 and APE tags.
Fixed Multi Encoder file naming possibly not respecting ID Tag Processing DSP.


dBpoweramp Music Converter OS X: Version Changes

Release 17.3

Native compatibility with Apple M1
Made possible to enter CD drive offset manually even if it's been configured before.
Edit ID Tags: cycling files with arrows preserves the selected field.
CD Ripper / Multi Encoder improvements, disabled naming options that make no sense.
Attempted workaround for ReplayGain scanning crash.
New CAF decoder.
Fixed CD Ripper manual meta search on old Mac OS versions.
Added icons for effects.
Fixed failure to encode FLAC with very large album cover tags.
Fixed failure to convert when source files are momentarily locked by another program.
Fixed Wave64 tagging bug.


Release 17.2

MP4/M4A and FLAC: Now allows totaltracks tag without track number.
File naming: added [multitag]
Made carriage return characters preserved in CUESHEET and EACLOG tags.
Added Max Gain setting in ReplayGain DSP & Encoder.
Arrange Audio: Fixed failure to find & move cover art on case-sensitive file system.
Made various dialogs possible to dismiss with esc key.
Now recognizes Ogg FLAC files with .oga extension.
Added startup check for correct profile folder permissions, with auto fix (chmod).
Refuses to start up - instead of behaving erratically like older versions did - if the profile folders are inaccessible and cannot be fixed automatically.
Batch Converter filter improvements - added [no Artist] etc, made albums formatted as Album - Artist.
Changed filename sanitization rules to prevent hidden files/folders prefixed with a dot from being created.

CD Ripper: Fixed crash bug.
CD Ripper: Musicbrainz manual search how fetches album art.
CD Ripper: crash bug fix.


Release 17.1


Fixed various issues preventing dBpoweramp from working correctly on Mac OS Yosemite.
Added help button in window title bar.
Dynamic naming [encoder], [encoder+] and [k_bitrate] now consistently return information about the destination file.
Reordered encoder list for better readability.
Added 'edit tags' in Finder context menus for folders.
Updated dynamic naming dialog, added examples.
Tag fields set to "" (empty) are now removed.
Multi Encoder: Shared file naming can be used for configured encoders - “use parent settings” in naming picker.
Improved readability of conversion info/errors page.
Better feedback when the conversion destination path cannot be written to.
Configuration dialog cleaned up, separate 'diagnostics' tab. Added option to suppress startup update checks.


CD Ripper


Fixed de-emphasis not being correctly activated on CDs with pre-emphasis.
Added de-emphasis toggle.
Fixed incorrect handling of quotation marks in file names.
Icons updated for better dark mode readability.
Prevented meta refresh from being triggered again while already in progress.
Don't show nonsense in filename column with special encoders.
Fixed missing "disc in accuraterip" notice.
Album art lookup shows number of pictures retrieved so far.
Added a toggle for manual search when there is no metadata.
Removed obsolete freedb submission feature.
Smarter handling of metadata if read from CDText, UPC and ISRC when blending with PerfectMETA.
No longer fails if multiple tracks produce same file name (repeating title + no track number in the pattern).
Fixed app becoming unresponsive when the previously chosen destination folder is inaccessible.
Conversion info/errors are now always shown in correct order, not in order they finished encoding. Particularly relevant with Multi Encoder.
Metadata edits are auto saved when the window loses focus.
Fixed playback not working.
New option 'manual metadata search if no metadata' on by default
Reads artists better from discogs on various artist cds


Batch Converter

Fixed 'last modified' date column not showing correct values.
Added filtering by last modified date.
Opening Batch Converter or CD Ripper from menu rather than launcher buttons now reuses active launcher window rather than creating new windows.
Button layout updated.
Made Batch Converter remember last used profile.
Do not pre-select last used profile when started via Finder menu in a specific folder.
Fixed incorrect saving of selected files/folders in profiles.


Codecs

DSD tag writing now uses Unicode
Wavpack updated to 5.3.0
m4a FDK updated to 2.0.1
ID3v2 tags TBPM now mapped to BPM


Bug Fixes

Fixed bugs with converter profiles, no longer crashes when trying to create a duplicate profile.
Fixed cover image scanning support.
Made Arrange Audio respect file name character replacement settings.
Fixed incorrect handling of quotation mark characters in Run External DSP configuration.
Finder menus cleaned up, no more separate entries for folder / file actions, should fix keyboard shortcut binding.
Naming [REPLACE] and [SPLIT] now use <comma_> rather than , to signify comma to replace or split on, this allows empty strings to be set for replace, to replace space with nothing: [replace] ,,[artist][]


Release 17.0


This new release features many enhancements, a new DSD encoder is included as standard (Reference), codecs are all updated to the latest releases. CD Ripper gains a manual metadata search page, de-emphasis CDs handling and improvements to metadata searching.

CD Ripper

Art menu redesigned, new Add Additional Art menu, default actions replace main art
Art added from files, if PNG then left as PNG. New option in Metadata options 'Store Scanned Art as PNG'
Default allowed maximum album art size is now 1000x1000 and 750KB
Naming box shows <not required for encoder> for encoders such as multi-encoder
CD Text and ISRC metadata takes preference over other providers
Custom ID Tags are applied now if on manual metadata review a specific provider is chosen
Default naming changed to [album][]\[MAXLENGTH]80,[track] [artist] - [title][]
Default secure log saved to [rippedtopath]\Secure Ripping Log.txt
Added de-emphasis option to CD ripper, and DSP effect for music converter
Displays on info page the AccurateRip status icon
Added manual metadata search form, auto shown if disc has no metadata
Shows which metadata providers are remaining on lookup

CD Ripper & Music Converter handle [Multi-Encoder] internally, this allows file overwrite and proper CPU resource allocation
Smoother ripping progress display
Manual meta search fix
m4a grup tag renamed to @grp as it was causing issues for iTunes
ID3v2 COMM tag, now works again for iTunes
FLAC updated to 1.3.3
Music Converter - output to box shows <not required for encoder> for encoders such as multi-encoder
ID Tag Editor - can drag and drop art on id tag editor
ID Tag editor - supports embedding PNG album art, also resizing existing PNG stays as PNG
Support for artist in m3u playlist
DSD - shows 1 bit and dsd frequency in dBpoweramp Popup Info & Audio Properties page
High quality SSRC (frequency resampler) enabled for all frequency conversions
Right Click >> Edit ID Tags option in art menu to resize existing art to a maximum KB size
Added DSD Encoder
Naming added [GROUP] so for example if an artist was 'Drake' and [group]4,[artist][] would generate 'a-d' the first letter of the tag is used and number signifies the letters to group together, 2 would be a-b c-d e-f
Naming added [SPLIT] for example artist was 'A1/A2/A3/A4' [split]/,[artist],2[] would return 'A2' to split on comma enter [split],[artist],2[]
Naming updated [REPLACE] can replace with , or search , buy setting a blank entry: [REPLACE],@,[artist][] would replace , with @
New conversion option: substitute Unicode spaces and remove leading or ending spaces in tags - there are various non-standard unicode space characters (such as thin space), these will be replaced with a standard space. Also white spaces at the start or end of tags are removed.
Added multi drive ripping capability - multiple CD Ripper windows are opened, one for each of your optical drives, so you can rip using any number of drives simultaneously without interruptions. Activate from the File menu.
Added cover art capture from scanner
Cleaned up various visual glitches & appearance inconsistencies across different dialogs
Improved keyboard navigation in various tables
Improved handling of Mac OS Catalina security permissions
Various dark mode visual glitches fixed
Tag editing features now recognize cover art in WebP format.
Made Utility Codecs permanently enabled, removed toggle.

Bug Fixes

Replaygain now writes iTuneNORM which is compatible with the latest iTunes
Musicbrainz was not always looking up discs
ID Tag processing does not export folder.jpg when doing filename check (dmc or multi-encoder)
Bugs in manual meta lookup
Extreme memory usage when attempting to read tags from M4A files with QuickTime chapters.
Missing tab navigation in CD Ripper edit boxes.
Previous rip state not being shown in CD Ripper until tracks were manually selected.
CD Ripper vs Multi Encoder bugs.
CD Ripper multi drive ripping bugs.
More CD Ripper vs Multi Encoder bugs.
"limit date to year only" option not taking effect in some scenarios.
CD Ripper not showing disc's metadata in some scenarios.
Crashing when resampling exotic sample rates
Crashing when ripping multiple discs concurrently with AccurateRip enabled


Release 16.5

PerfectMeta now works in Trial version.
Updated Opus encoder to version 1.3.
Updated FDK AAC encoder to version 2.0.
Added a prompt when deleting a profile in Converter.
Ripping to "automatically add to iTunes" folder now forcibly rips to a temp folder, and moves fully encoded files to the destination folder.
Fixed a bug causing some album art lookups to fail.
Fixed bugs related to writing of "ENCODER" tag, with Multi Encoder in particular.
Fixed a bug causing repeated ripping of the same CD to Multi Encoder to write log file including data from previous ripping passes.
Fixed visual glitches in ALAC encoder setting.


Release 16.4

Re-introduced remembering of window positions Updated MP4/M4A codec with support for tagging files larger than 4 gigabytes Improved behavior when converting low sample rate audio files to Apple AAC CBR. Extended Apple AAC encoding options, added encoding to HE-AAC & HE-AACv2. Cleaned up Apple AAC options: allowed full 0...127 VBR quality range, improved bitrate estimation Cleaned up FDK AAC options: correct VBR mode range for HE-AAC and HE-AAC v2, improved bitrate estimation CD Ripper: added sort tag fields in Review Metadata Shows actual possible bitrate range for 44100Hz stereo content when invoked by CD Ripper Bumped default limit of threads from 8 to 12 Various cosmetic glitches fixed Multi encoder now respects ID Tag Processing DSP for file name generation Changed ID3v2 TIT1 mapping Added LAME MP3 advanced settings Bug Fixes Dismissing ripping error/info log now returns to the CD Ripper window
Fixed "Retrieve Metadata From..." commands not working correctly with PerfectMeta enabled
CD Ripper: fixed multi value tags not being recognized in some of the edit boxes
Apple AAC encoder page fixes
Fixed buggy behaviors of 'create profile' of the Convert dialog
Fixed visual glitches
Fixed ReplayGain Utility codec configuration glitches
Fixed non-working "limit conversion threads" setting


Release 16.3

Fixed resource leaks resulting in app crashes after long use.
Prevented accidental creation of hidden files/folders (prefixed with a dot) when album titles and such begin with a dot.
Added 'track technical' column in CD Ripper, similar to the one in Windows version of dBpoweramp.
Fixed "Remove Empty Folders" not working in "Delete Source File" DSP.
Updated LAME to 3.100
Updated Vorbis to 1.3.6
ID Tag Update codec now optionally preserves modification time (would always preserve before).
Made /Network/ accessible from Batch Converter.
Removed window position remembering which was glitchy and caused unintended side effects with our morphing windows


Release 16.2

Fixed Apple AAC encoder bitrate slider glitch
CD Ripper can now deal with discs having 98 or 99 tracks.
CD Ripper fixed spurious file rename error messages sometimes appearing when using Multi Encoder.
Batch Converter: Prevented left pane from becoming zero sized.
Updated Opus library to 1.2.1
Improved handling of Converter logs:
"Display Information Log" option now sticks
When converting to one of the lossless formats with verify integrity option enabled, a notice about successful integrity check is added to the information log. Before, verification would only give feedback if an error was detected.
Information logs can be brought up by a menu command after completed conversion without "Display Information Log" checked.
Prevented character substitution rules from messing with source path when converting to the folder containing source files.
Now allows trailing dot and space characters in file & folder names.
Improved compatibility with Opus files written with FFmpeg.
Improved enumeration of volumes on Mac OS High Sierra machines.
Multi Encoder now obeys dBpoweramp's file name character rules.
Made CD Ripper genre box wider.
CD Ripper: Fixed toggling specific metadata providers not having an effect if PerfectMeta has not been toggled.
Converter / Batch Converter: Fixed mistriggered output path sanity checks when converting to Multi Encoder.
Improved error messages when destination folder cannot be created.


Release 16.1

Run External DSP fixes:Now accessible again as it was accidentally left out in R16
Updated and bugfixed configuration dialog, options are no longer reversed, the dialog ensures that you input command line arguments for "before conversion" & "after conversion" modes which require arguments.
Can now launch mac OS app bundles, not just standalone executables or shell scripts.
Corrected "ID Tag Processing" DSP crash on invalid input.
Improved context menus for file list sub-dialogs, in batch converter and conversion setup dialogs.
Added the ability to clone Batch Converter presets along with conversion settings.
Fixed album art lookup failing to fetch content from specific sources.
Fixed "error overwriting file" bug when ripping to external drive or a NAS.
Fixed various edit tags dialog glitches.
Fixed slow reading of specific ID3 tags containing large pictures.
CD Ripper: rip to temp folder now works correctly.
CD Ripper: prevented automatic meta lookup after tags have been manually edited.
CD Ripper: prevent system sleep.
CD Ripper: Fixed unwanted propagation of metadata edits to non-selected tracks.
CD Ripper: Fixed "rip as one" crash on new OSX.
CD Ripper: Manually entered folders are now automatically created.
Edit tags dialog tweaks.
Batch Converter: fixed some cases where recursive selection was ineffective.
Batch Converter: added "edit tags" in file list context menu.
You can now mass edit tags on a folder, recursively - select a folder, open file list, select all, choose "edit tags" from the context menu.
Fixed lockup during conversion when converting lots and lots of tracks.


Release 16

Added support for Apple AAC encoder
Added Monkey's Audio codec
Reworked Album Art downloader, can now enter keywords manually
Removed obsolete AMG metadata provider, now using Discogs instead
Refreshed ID Tag editor dialog, added auto complete
M4A handling fixes
Updated Volume Normalize DSP
Updated ID Tag Processing DSP
Updated ReplayGain DSP
Added HDCD DSP
Added Finder right-click menu for "convert with dBpoweramp" on folders
Refreshed Ripper user interface
Refershed file naming picker user interface
Refreshed Batch Converter user interface
AIFF files now saved as .AIFF not .AIF
Correct metadata sources (Sonata instead of GD3) now shown for Classical music Implemented utility codecs: Arrange Audio, Audio Info, Calculate Audio CRC, Channel Split, ID Tag Update, Length Split, ReplayGain, Tag From Filename.
Refreshed Configuration dialog user interface.
New simplified output location picker in Converter & Multi Converter.
Configuration dialog appearance reworked.
Updated libFLAC to 1.3.2
Cosmetic tweaks, removed square borders around some buttons.
WAVE encoder: Added more sample rates.
Resampler DSP updated.
Added OK-Cancel-ism to Multi Encoder configuration.

CD Ripper

Added classical-music-specific fields to the top bar - they appear when genre is either 'classical' or 'opera'.
Can now import album art by drag & drop
Can now preview (play) the audio CD tracks
Can now rip CD as one file
Can now rip to ._ files and rename upon completion
Can now eject after ripping successfully

Bug Fixes

CD Ripper: Fixed a bug causing tags not to be written in certain conditions
CD Ripper: Fixed a bug causing track numbers to be missing right after online metadata retrieval
Fixed various window position remembering misbehaviors.
Batch Converter column layout now remembered.
Batch Converter fixed left pane not refreshing correctly with loaded file tags in certain scenarios.
CD Ripper "title" and "artist" columns stay invisible if removed by user (until enabled manually).
CD Ripper fixed meta lookup not automatically starting after AccurateRip has been autoconfigured for a new drive (affects mainly first run of the app).
Fixed mishandling of slash characters in M4A tags
CD Ripper: Fixed bugs related to album art URL paste
CD Ripper: Fixed nonsensical output filenames with certain Multi Encoder configs, in particular when upgrading from R15
Fixed DSP list glitch.
Made various lists (DSP list, file naming options, etc) appear in alphabetic order.
Fixed CD Ripper meta review dialog header buttons not always working.
Should now reliably truncate long filenames containing Unicode characters to lengths accepted by HFS+.


Release 15.6

Fixed DSP preset “save” actually opening load dialog
Fixed advanced codec options saved incorrectly and not actually used
Fixed crash when last used codec doesn’t exist (for running side by side with upcoming R16 beta)



Release 15.5

Fixed handling of files with backslash character in their names.
Fixed missing optimizations in some of our codecs; conversion speeds should be the same as on Windows now.
Added reading of disc's ISRC codecs.
Fixed crash when attempting to edit tags on malformed Opus files.
Fixed encoding AAC files with quotation marks in their names.
Fixed encoding MP3 files with quotation marks in their names.
Added character substitution rules configuration for Converter / Batch Converter, similar to those in CD Ripper.
Made CD Ripper metadata cache size configurable.
Edit Tags no longer treats Title and Album fields containing ; as separate values.
CD Ripper: Fixed nonsensical behavior when attempting to rip to a non-existent folder.
CD Ripper: Fixed bad downscaling of non-square album covers, width & height were getting transposed.
CD Ripper: Fixed "choose album art" sorting by size not working quite right.
"ID Tag Processing" DSP: fixed configuration dialog crashings.
"ID Tag Processing" DSP: forced bigger default window size for better readability, as some of the options were hard to see.
Fixed bad output when converting directly to "Automatically add to iTunes" folder - prevented iTunes from processing incomplete & intermediate files.
Added better error messages when conversion process fails to start up.


Release 15.4

Metadata lookups are now cancellable as they seem to get stuck and never return in some cases
Manually unchecked metadata providers no longer become checked again
No more .ignore filenames in ripping logs
Fixed Multi Encoder breaking with quotation marks in file names
Fixed metadata provider checkboxes not having immediate effect
AMG should no longer take a very long time to return in case there's a problem connecting to the server.
Temporary file handling fixes.
Fixed disc ID calculation on CDs containing data tracks, now generating identical disc IDs as dBpoweramp for Windows.
Fixed problems with copy/paste from ripping status log dialog.


Release 15.3

OSX El Capitan compatibility fixes
Allowed AccurateRip use on unknown-offset drives


Release 15.2

Fixed resource leaks
Fixed a bug causing not all files to be enumerated when converting large folders through Batch Converter
Fixed nonsense in drop-down genre list
Better error message formatting when using Test Conversion or Multi Encoder
Added configurable conversion thread count limit


Release 15.1

Fixed conversion to same folder
Fixed handling of quotation marks in file paths



Release 15

Moved from version R1 to R15, as the OS X version is now feature rich as Windows
More consistent proxy server handling across various app components
Network share output folders are now correctly remembered; network shares get re-mounted if necessary.
Improved Batch Converter tolerance for lagging network shares.
Convert to same folder option now disabled in scenarios where it does not make any sense.
Fixed glitch in dynamic naming editing dialog preventing add-item-by-click when the text box is empty

Codecs

Fixed various Multi Encoder bugs
Added AAC VBR encoding
Fixed forward slashes being replaced with back slashes in M4A tags.
Fixed AAC VBR not reporting estimated file size.

CD Ripper

Improved error messages when AccurateRip configuration fails
Fixed crash with 'composer' column enabled
Fixed "could not connect to AccurateRip servers" bug
"Review Metadata" button is now available at all time
Fixed a bug possibly causing metadata retrieval to get stuck
Changed filename substitution rules, now allows all characters that are valid for OSX filesystem unless configured otherwise
Added an easy option to enable Windows style filename character substitution rules
Fixed editbox changes not taking effect when pressing "rip" while editbox still has focus
Album art handling cleanups
Added drive's cache size detection, under secure ripper settings
Added drive's C2 pointer capability detection, under secure ripper settings