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Monkey's Audio 4.11 available, released January 20, 2013, [2013-06-27: version 4.12 released]
madoka@ex-sounds
post Jan 20 2013, 14:56
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Monkey's Audio 4.11 available smile.gif
URL: http://www.monkeysaudio.com/

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Version 4.11 (January 20, 2013)
NEW: Switched from MMX to SSE assembly, making compression and decompression faster.
NEW: Switched to latest Microsoft compiler, making everything around 5% faster.
Changed: Removed support for old Monkey's Audio 3.92 and earlier files (it hasn't been possible to make these files for over ten years -- use an old copy of Monkey's Audio to convert these files to the latest format if you have any).
Changed: Fixed a few compiler warnings.
Changed: Removed dependence on third-party NASM assembly compiler in favor of intrinsics (which compile nicely with all major compilers).
Changed: Put all Monkey's Audio source code into a namespace APE so that linking into third-party projects should never have name collisions.v
Changed: Switched from #ifndef/endif to #pragma once (now supported by any reasonable compiler).



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post Feb 6 2013, 11:18
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First off, let me say I am encouraged and admire the posts I will be quoting. Also, I will mention that I was such a fan of Monkey's Audio that it would fair to say I was fanatical (chalk it up to a good codec with a smart package with plugins for WinAmp CoolEdit/Audition and GUI front-end).

QUOTE (DonP @ Jan 23 2013, 14:25) *
If you feed it an outdated file does it give you a message what to do, or just reject it silently?
I imagine it might say, "Unsupported version/format." This is what I encountered when using an old plug-in with a newer file. In my case, updating my plugin solved the issue. In this current context, downgrading the plug-in would be the solution.

QUOTE (AndyH-ha @ Jan 29 2013, 23:16) *
I can't look on this with any favor. I have many hundreds of hours of work into "restoring" old LPs, somewhere around 600 albums, all backed up in the 3.92 version. How hard would it have been to include decompression of the older format?
This is a mystery to me too. Although, I do recall the whole 'source code' issue seemed to exclude versions previous to 3.96 (correct/flame me if I am wrong on this one).

QUOTE (lvqcl @ Feb 1 2013, 16:44) *
This is interesting: people still using files from 3.60. ohmy.gif My oldest APE files are version 3.87. (UPDATE: Matt posted he plans to restore legacy support to Windows version, so this issue is not really a issue.)

QUOTE (washu @ Feb 1 2013, 16:57) *
As a long time Monkey's audio user I don't like the idea of dropping support for older versions either. However, it was really simple to get foobar to show me the versions of my APE files and then convert them to a newer version.
Exactly. I know I can convert losslessly but I might not go from [APE -> APE] given the current situation. Again, I was such a major Monkey's Audio supporter in the past but I gave up using "one codec for all" a while ago. I will still use Monkey's Audio for reasons such as my familiarity with the codec and its plug-ins (Monkey's Audio is one of the few lossless codecs with on-the-fly DLL encoding in EAC), but its place overall in my archives has slipped. However, I also see this latest news only affecting the users who have files prior to 3.97.


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- madoka@ex-sounds   Monkey's Audio 4.11 available, released January 20, 2013   Jan 20 2013, 14:56
- - romor   Congratulations to developers. Maybe they should ...   Jan 20 2013, 19:01
- - db1989   Moved to Validated News. Itís nice to see APE ba...   Jan 20 2013, 19:07
- - themanintheshadows_2451   I'm amazed at what I didn't see from this ...   Jan 21 2013, 06:35
|- - Heliologue   QUOTE (themanintheshadows_2451 @ Jan 21 2013,...   Jan 21 2013, 07:04
|- - db1989   Yes, theman, please either explain the meaning of ...   Jan 21 2013, 07:25
||- - Heliologue   I stand corrected; for some strange reason, I thou...   Jan 21 2013, 07:52
||- - db1989   QUOTE (Heliologue @ Jan 21 2013, 06:52) [...   Jan 21 2013, 13:20
|- - themanintheshadows_2451   QUOTE (Heliologue @ Jan 21 2013, 07:04) Q...   Jan 21 2013, 12:31
- - eahm   First of all, thanks for the update. I don't u...   Jan 21 2013, 08:01
- - shadowking   Nice update. Most of the negative claims against M...   Jan 21 2013, 08:47
- - dhromed   Perhaps ktf is interested in this development.   Jan 21 2013, 10:12
- - Case   I just converted three albums (50 files) from FLAC...   Jan 21 2013, 13:17
- - skamp   On linux, Monkey's Audio 4.11 (with Wine) is a...   Jan 21 2013, 13:40
- - no404error   4.10 > 4.11 = +12-15% on Intel i7-3770 w/o Turb...   Jan 21 2013, 18:52
- - larryfine   Thanks for the update. I just convert some albums ...   Jan 21 2013, 21:07
- - Wombat   I got used to ape my few Hires files to store them...   Jan 21 2013, 21:28
- - Rollin   Doesn't work on CPU without SSE2?   Jan 22 2013, 15:33
|- - adamjk   QUOTE (Rollin @ Jan 22 2013, 15:33) Doesn...   Jan 22 2013, 18:35
|- - db1989   Newsflash: SSE does not necessarily equal SSE2   Jan 22 2013, 18:36
|- - Rollin   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jan 22 2013, 21:36) Newsf...   Jan 22 2013, 19:02
|- - adamjk   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jan 22 2013, 18:36) Newsf...   Jan 22 2013, 19:05
|- - db1989   QUOTE (adamjk @ Jan 22 2013, 18:05) ...   Jan 22 2013, 19:30
- - PQR   QUOTE So I guess, that Monkey's Audio 4.11 doe...   Jan 22 2013, 19:07
- - Destroid   QUOTE Changed: Removed support for old Monkey...   Jan 23 2013, 12:25
|- - DonP   QUOTE (Destroid @ Jan 23 2013, 06:25) QUO...   Jan 23 2013, 15:25
- - AndyH-ha   I can't look on this with any favor. I have ma...   Jan 30 2013, 00:16
- - lvqcl   Related thread at JRiver forum: http://yabb.jriver...   Feb 1 2013, 17:44
- - washu   As a long time Monkey's audio user I don't...   Feb 1 2013, 17:57
- - db1989   Itís good that Mattís considering the issue. Iíll ...   Feb 1 2013, 17:59
- - AndyH-ha   I don't know what Media Center is but I do kno...   Feb 1 2013, 22:01
- - db1989   I donít know how informative itíll be for him to c...   Feb 1 2013, 22:37
- - Destroid   First off, let me say I am encouraged and admire t...   Feb 6 2013, 11:18
- - ktf   As I was updating my lossless comparison, I though...   Mar 21 2013, 18:12
- - jkauff   I don't use MA anymore, but I do have some old...   Mar 22 2013, 13:27
- - westgroveg   Sounds like a ill conceived software release, don...   Apr 26 2013, 03:06
- - madoka@ex-sounds   Monkey's Audio 4.12 available URL: http://www....   Jun 27 2013, 22:58


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