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winLAME -> Version History

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Version 2017
  • Release Date: Dec 23, 2017
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  • Today I released the version winLAME 2017 release. This is the final winLAME 2017 version. The following changes were made since the beta 3 version:

    removed feedback buttons for release
    fixed formatting errors from encoder following the encoding description
Version 2017 beta 3
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2017
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    • Reverted back to libsndfile 1.0.27 from 1.0.28, as the newer version crashes when encoding to FLAC format
    • Fixed crashes in ID3 tag library; reported in CVE-2008-2109, CVE-2017-11550 and CVE-2017-11551, details at
    • Fixed a crash when opening Ogg based input files, e.g. Ogg Vorbis, Speex and Opus
    • Fixed a crash in Classic UI mode starting a new encoding batch after returning from a first encoding batch
    • The following improvements were made:
    • Updated LAME to the latest version 3.100, compiled by John33 from RareWares
    • The "Encoding finish action" now actually does something (closing winLAME or standby the PC)
    • Number of CPU cores used in Modern UI can now be configured in "General Settings"
    • Added a more detailed "Task Details" lower pane to show all encoding infos for a task
    • Added CD Auto-Play handler to start winLAME when a new CD is inserted into the disc drive
    • When formatting CD track number using %track%, add leading zeros when there are more than 9 tracks
    • When writing a playlist file and the option "use input folder as output location" is used, use the folder common to all files to store the playlist
    • AAC quality range can now be set from 10 to 500, same as faac.exe Version 1.28
    • Settings are now stored immediately when leaving a wizard page, not when the application exits
    • In Classic mode, the user is also warned about overwriting input files, as in Modern UI mode
    • Speex input file length is now shown properly
    • Fixed bug where page title disappeared when minimizing and restoring winLAME window
    • Setup: Added checkbox to start winLAME after setup completes
    • Setup: Registry keys are now properly cleaned up when uninstalling, but are kept when upgrading to a newer version
    • Setup: winLAME shortcut is now placed in the program menu directly, so it shows in the Windows 10 start menu list directly
    • Portable: Added vcredist.exe in order to install the Visual C++ Runtime components when missing
Version 2010 beta 2
  • Release Date: Jun 29, 2010
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  • Fixed renaming output files from temporary file to final file.
  • Fixed lockup when writing an output file is skipped, and the next file is about to be written.
  • Fixed version check for libFLAC.dll; only version up to 1.1.2 are supported currently (porting winLAME to the API changes would be welcomed!)
Version 2010 beta 1
  • Release Date: Jan 13, 2010
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  • Fixed bug where encoding a file contained in a path containing non-ASCII characters would give an error.
  • Upgraded LAME to 3.89.2, compiled with Intels ICL compiler
  • Other small bug fixes
Version 2009 beta 2
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 2009
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  • The about page showed a blank page.
  • When a playlist was written, the playlist file only contained the last encoded file.
  • When converting to Wave format, the comboboxes showed no drop-down list.
  • Fixed a crash when reading an mp3 file that contained invalid ID3v2 tags
  • Fixed crash when a freedb query for a CD returned multiple entries
  • Fixed transferring genre field to encoded files
  • Fixed reading and writing tags for WMA.
  • Fixed installer that didn't install correct msvcr80.dll and msvcp80.dll
  • Fixed bug where track numbers was always set to the same value and genre field was always set to "Blues"
  • Fixed bug where the ID3v2 tag always contained a large length value
  • Added a patch from Adam Kropelin that provides reading FLAC metadata when converting from FLAC files.
  • Updated BASS and libsndfile libraries to latest versions
Version 2009 beta 1
  • Release Date: Apr 18, 2009
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  • * Updated encoding/decoding libraries: LAME 3.98.2, libsndfile-1.0.19 (fixes security vulnerability, see Secunia advisory SA33980), libvorbis 1.2.0 * Support for reading/writing ID3v2 tags from/to .mp3 files * Translatable user interface (english and german, at the moment) * Full Unicode support for filenames * Numerous bug fixes (see the winLAME bugtracker)

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