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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#121 Post by deathcubek » Sun May 14, 2017 11:26 am

LameXP v4.15 RC-1
https://sourceforge.net/projects/lamexp ... e/download
Changes between v4.14 and v4.15 [*unreleased*]:
* Fixed a bug in auto-rename feature, that caused problems when a meta-tag contained path separators
* Fixed included MediaInfo binary not working on processor without SSE2 support
* Improved file name generation from meta-tags containing characters that are forbidden in file names
* Some improvements for "high DPI" screens: Adjust initial window size according to DPI setting
* Updated Opus encoder/decoder libraries to v1.2-alpha2 (2017-05-05) and Opus-Tools to v0.1.10 (2017-02-22)
* Updated MediaInfo to v0.7.95 (2017-05-04), compiled with ICL 17.0 and MSVC 12.0
* Updated SoX to v14.4.2 (2015-02-22) with Dynamic Audio Normalizer v2.10 (2017-04-14) effect included
* Updated mpg123 decoder to v1.24.0 (2017-03-02), compiled with GCC 6.3.0
* Updated FAAD decoder to v2.7 from CVS in order to include latest libFAAD fixes (2016-11-11)
* Updated Monkey's Audio binary to v4.25 (2017-03-12), compiled with ICL 17.0 and MSVC 14.0
* Some tweaks to the auto-update function in order to speed-up the update check in most situations
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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#122 Post by deathcubek » Sun May 28, 2017 1:22 pm

LameXP v4.15 RC-2
Changes between v4.14 and v4.15 [*unreleased*]:
* Fixed a bug in auto-rename feature, that caused problems when a meta-tag contained path separators
* Fixed included MediaInfo binary not working on processor without SSE2 support
* Improved file name generation from meta-tags containing characters that are forbidden in file names
* Some improvements for "high DPI" screens: Adjust initial window size according to DPI setting
* Updated Opus encoder/decoder libraries to v1.2-beta (2017-05-26) and Opus-Tools to v0.1.10 (2017-05-25)
* Updated MediaInfo to v0.7.95 (2017-05-04), compiled with ICL 17.0 and MSVC 12.0
* Updated SoX to v14.4.2 (2015-02-22) with Dynamic Audio Normalizer v2.10 (2017-04-14) effect included
* Updated mpg123 decoder to v1.24.0 (2017-03-02), compiled with GCC 6.3.0
* Updated FAAD decoder to v2.7 from CVS in order to include latest libFAAD fixes (2016-11-11)
* Updated Monkey's Audio binary to v4.25 (2017-03-12), compiled with ICL 17.0 and MSVC 14.0
* Some tweaks to the auto-update function in order to speed-up the update check in most situations
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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#123 Post by deathcubek » Wed May 31, 2017 3:49 pm

LameXP v4.15 Final
https://github.com/lordmulder/LameXP/re ... elease_415
Changes between v4.14 and v4.15 [2017-05-31]:
* Fixed a bug in auto-rename feature, that caused problems when a meta-tag contained path separators
* Fixed included MediaInfo binary not working on processor without SSE2 support
* Improved file name generation from meta-tags containing characters that are forbidden in file names
* Some improvements for "high DPI" screens: Adjust initial window size according to DPI setting
* Updated Opus encoder/decoder libraries to v1.2-beta (2017-05-26) and Opus-Tools to v0.1.10 (2017-05-25)
* Updated MediaInfo to v0.7.95 (2017-05-04), compiled with ICL 17.0 and MSVC 12.0
* Updated SoX to v14.4.2 (2015-02-22) with Dynamic Audio Normalizer v2.10 (2017-04-14) effect included
* Updated mpg123 decoder to v1.24.0 (2017-03-02), compiled with GCC 6.3.0
* Updated FAAD decoder to v2.7 from CVS in order to include latest libFAAD fixes (2016-11-11)
* Updated Monkey's Audio binary to v4.25 (2017-03-12), compiled with ICL 17.0 and MSVC 14.0
* Some tweaks to the auto-update function in order to speed-up the update check in most situations
* Updated language files (big thank-you to all contributors !!!)
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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#124 Post by Midas » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:49 am

A request: could you please allow for any variation of the "-Portable" name append to be able to turn LameXP portable -- even "-p", for instance? And thanks for all your great work. 8)

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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#125 Post by deathcubek » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:04 am

Midas wrote:A request: could you please allow for any variation of the "-Portable" name append to be able to turn LameXP portable -- even "-p", for instance?
Well, try with this version:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mulder ... e/download
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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#126 Post by xor » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:27 pm

I'm not sure about wanting to even launch this App, a few years back I hated that rocket animation splash screen taking forever to show the GUI that I needed to make a simple audio conversion, sorry for my LAME sounding words.

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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#127 Post by Midas » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:16 am

deathcubek wrote:
Midas wrote:A request: could you please allow for any variation of the "-Portable" name append to be able to turn LameXP portable -- even "-p", for instance?
Well, try with this version:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mulder ... e/download
  • Haven't tested yet, haven't been really well these past weeks, but warmest thanks anyway. 8)

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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#128 Post by deathcubek » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:59 am

xor wrote:I'm not sure about wanting to even launch this App, a few years back I hated that rocket animation splash screen taking forever to show the GUI
If you see the startup screen for longer than a few seconds, something must be wrong with your system. Takes about ~2 seconds for me:
https://vimeo.com/221311555

See also:
http://lamexp.sourceforge.net/doc/Manua ... nce-issues
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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#129 Post by Special » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:37 am

Special wrote:Looking forward to the final release, I use this thing constantly, keep up the great work.

Question, has the bug been fixed where if the name ends with a "." (period) the period gets removed in the name. I assume this is a bug unless it was some quickfix workaround to a security issue.

An example of this would be;
F.A.M.E..mp3 = F.A.M.E.mp3 so instead of F.A.M.E. it ends up being F.A.M.E
deathcubek wrote:Whether this was a "bug" or a "feature" is up for debate, but latest version preserves file name "accurately", ugly or not:

It still hurts my eyes to see two consecutive dots in a file name, though. There is a reason why in e-mail addresses, domain names, etc. there must not be any consecutive dots, and also no dots at the beginning/end of the string :P

(Yes, it was a bad historical decision to store two unrelated file properties - the file name and the file type - in the same file attribute field. But, once it had been decided that the file's name and the file's type are both stored together in the "file name" field, and that a dot character is used as the separator between the name and the type, it was clear that dots have a special meaning within a file name and should not be used otherwise. This one time Apple actually did the right thing by using type codes instead - although deprecated now)
It seem this bug is back, it was fixed but I'm guessing it came back with the latest release, been noticing a lot of my music is missing the "periods".

Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.
Geto Boys - Do It Like It a G.O.
Jay-Z - The Story of O.J.
Prodigy - H.N.I.C.
Prodigy - Y.N.T.
Twista - Adrenaline Rush The Sage Continues...

I can go on and on, but anyway they are all missing periods.

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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#130 Post by Midas » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:20 am

deathcubek wrote:Well, try with this version:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mulder ... e/download
  • Finally remembered that I had agreed to test this, only to find that this version («LameXP - Audio Encoder Front-End v4.16 Alpha-1 (Build #2004)») had time bombed...

    «Note: This demo (pre-release) version of LameXP will expire at 2017-07-11.»

    Nonetheless, apparently it's working, as the debug window displays «LameXP is running in "portable" mode -> config in application dir!» and the INI is effectively present there...

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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#131 Post by deathcubek » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:16 pm

Special wrote:
Special wrote:Looking forward to the final release, I use this thing constantly, keep up the great work.

Question, has the bug been fixed where if the name ends with a "." (period) the period gets removed in the name. I assume this is a bug unless it was some quickfix workaround to a security issue.

An example of this would be;
F.A.M.E..mp3 = F.A.M.E.mp3 so instead of F.A.M.E. it ends up being F.A.M.E
deathcubek wrote:Whether this was a "bug" or a "feature" is up for debate, but latest version preserves file name "accurately", ugly or not:

It still hurts my eyes to see two consecutive dots in a file name, though. There is a reason why in e-mail addresses, domain names, etc. there must not be any consecutive dots, and also no dots at the beginning/end of the string :P

(Yes, it was a bad historical decision to store two unrelated file properties - the file name and the file type - in the same file attribute field. But, once it had been decided that the file's name and the file's type are both stored together in the "file name" field, and that a dot character is used as the separator between the name and the type, it was clear that dots have a special meaning within a file name and should not be used otherwise. This one time Apple actually did the right thing by using type codes instead - although deprecated now)
It seem this bug is back, it was fixed but I'm guessing it came back with the latest release, been noticing a lot of my music is missing the "periods".

Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.
Geto Boys - Do It Like It a G.O.
Jay-Z - The Story of O.J.
Prodigy - H.N.I.C.
Prodigy - Y.N.T.
Twista - Adrenaline Rush The Sage Continues...

I can go on and on, but anyway they are all missing periods.
Not a bug, but merely a "side effect" of more strictly sanitizing the output filenames - so that encoding processes won't fail due to invalid output file names (e.g. after auto-rename from meta-tag).

Looks like we are at the point where it's close to impossible to fix one user's problem without pissing off another user. IMHO it's generally a bad idea to have dots in a filename for other purposes than separating the file extension from the rest :wink:

Also, to express an "ellipsis" (), there exists a corresponding Unicode characters (U+2026) that should be used instead of three "full stop" characters in a row.

Anyhow, here is another try:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/lamexp ... e/download
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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#132 Post by Special » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:01 am

Maybe an option in LameXP to please both camps then? It might not be worth the effort though, I'd consider it a bug personally though even though I understand why having a period next to an ".extension" might be bad to some. But if the input file is called "Do It Like It a G.O." then the output result should be the same 1:1.

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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#133 Post by deathcubek » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:21 pm

Special wrote:Maybe an option in LameXP to please both camps then? It might not be worth the effort though, I'd consider it a bug personally though even though I understand why having a period next to an ".extension" might be bad to some. But if the input file is called "Do It Like It a G.O." then the output result should be the same 1:1.
Don't think it's a good idea to have an option that breaks (or disables) the file name sanitizer, causing encodes to potentially fail because of invalid output file names.

Instead, I tried tweaking the file name generation code, once again, so that multiple dot characters in front of the file extension can be preserved - even though it hurts my eyes.

Did you try the new build :?:
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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#134 Post by Special » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:06 pm

I just gave your test build a whirl, throwing just a few of the above songs I mentioned in and they all came out good (in my eyes :P).

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Re: LameXP - audio conversion

#135 Post by deathcubek » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:00 pm

LameXP v4.16 Alpha-4
https://sourceforge.net/projects/lamexp ... e/download
Changes between v4.15 and v4.16 [*unreleased*]:
* Upgraded build environment to Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 with Update-3
* Updated Opus encoder/decoder libraries to v1.2.1 (2017-07-26) and Opus-Tools to v0.1.10 (2017-05-25)
* Updated MediaInfo to v0.7.98 (2017-08-08), compiled with ICL 17.0 and MSVC 12.0
* Some improvements to output file name generation code
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