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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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themanintheshado...
post Jan 21 2013, 06:35
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I'm amazed at what I didn't see from this version of Monkey's Audio:

No support for pipe encoding
Error robustness past -c3000? Nothing about that at all.
No blocksize control? Still? (Can't compress high rez audio without it)


Also noticed that this version of APE doesn't play well with the current version of foobar2000 at all. MD5 hashes for APE files can't be seen within the program. Encoding? In three transcoding tests from FLAC to APE, I had problems with 1 to 3 files encoding properly depending on what test I did. Realistically, IMO, you don't know what to expect. I had more success transcoding via command line using Multi-frontend.

Not surprised about the poor support in foobar2000, though. The foobar2000 devs love giving Monkey's Audio the finger, and haven't given them any respect for a long time. With the crap the devs at Monkey's Audio have pulled over the years, though, it's understandable.
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Heliologue
post Jan 21 2013, 07:04
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QUOTE (themanintheshadows_2451 @ Jan 21 2013, 00:35) *
Not surprised about the poor support in foobar2000, though. The foobar2000 devs love giving Monkey's Audio the finger, and haven't given them any respect for a long time. With the crap the devs at Monkey's Audio have pulled over the years, though, it's understandable.


.APE support is handled by a third-party plugin in foobar2000 (not sure why--licensing problems, perhaps?), so it's a little unfair to blame foobar2000 developers themselves. What about the MA plugin is sub-par, in your opinion?
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db1989
post Jan 21 2013, 07:25
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Yes, theman, please either explain the meaning of your statements and back them up, or stop inviting an argument about APE vs. foobar2000, a battle that Iím not sure has ever happened in reality. At the very least, you may find it more productive to move your concerns to the sub-forum for fb2k, rather than here.

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.APE support is handled by a third-party plugin in foobar2000 (not sure why--licensing problems, perhaps?)
Nope. Note the name of the author. Anyway, it was updated as recently as the middle of last year, which, again, does not seem to support the allegation that ďthe foobar2000 devs love giving Monkey's Audio the finger [Ö] for a long timeĒ.
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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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