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Changes in Version 2.5.7
Sound Grinder crashes after creating VBR MP3's
Fixed an issue where after creating VBR MP3's, Sound Grinder would crash.This was caused by an incompatibility between a system library that the LAME dylib is loading and Sound Grinder.You can now use either version of the LAME codec without crashing.
Changes in Version 2.5.6
Repaired crash during Rapid Convert
Fixed an issue where Sound Grinder would crash when opening the Rapid Convert settings option after choosing a destination.
Playback hogssystem resources
Fixed an issue where playback ineffectively utilizes system resources causing system slowdowns.
Channels reduced during conversion
Fixed an issue where choosing "unchanged" in the channels option still limited exported files to 2 channels.
Audio Time-stamp not always retained when converting from BWAVE to Sound Designer 2 files
An enhancement was made to ensure that the audio time stamp is always retained when converting from BWAVE to Sound Designer 2 files.
Waveform Overviews in Sound Designer 2 files
Fixed an issue where the waveform overviews were not being created properly for Sound Designer 2 files.
Changes in Version 2.5.5
Enhanced AIFF and WAVE/BWAVE importing
Improved support of AIFF and WAVE/BWAVE file importing to handle cases of malformed and corrupted files.
Updated support for mono FLAC files
Fixed an issue regarding mono FLAC files.
Fixed retaining region information during conversion
Fixed an issue where Sound Grinder would not retain region information while performing a conversion.Now all region information is properly retained.
Fixed WAVE/BWAVEmetadata export handling
We have fixed an issue where metadata in WAVE/BWAVE files created by Sound Grinder may not be recognized in other applications.
Fixed a hang on import of Sound Designer 2 files
Corrected a situation where Sound Grinder would hang when importing Sound Designer 2 files with region information.
MP3 fix and enhancement
We corrected an issue regarding the handling of min/max bit-rates for MP3 export and added support for importing MP3 files using the MPEG 2.5 specification.
Changes in Version 2.5.4
Fixed application crashes on certain conversions
Fixed an issue where Sound Grinder would unexpectedly quit when converting from compressed audio files to uncompressed formats.
Updated support for Apple Lossless files
Updated to include support for importing 24 and 32 bit Apple Lossless files.
Changes in Version 2.5.3
Fixed issues causing "end of file" errors
Fixed an issue where Sound Grinder would display "end of file" errors during import.
Fixed Log Window crash
Fixed a bug where if you have the Log Window open, one open session with unsaved changes, and quit Sound Grinder, Sound Grinderwill crash on exit.
We updated our logging information to include file/folder name for all file related errors.
We have updated our support of the BWAV file format providing better support of content specific to this format.
Quicktime metadata enhancements
We have updated our Quicktime conversion to better handle extended characters.
MP3 bug fixed for later versions of the LAME codec
In earlier versions of the LAME codec, it was necessary to add additional silence to correct anerror.This was corrected in a later version of the LAME codec. Our MP3 support now only writes the additional silence if the LAME version is prior to 3.96.
Changes in Version 2.5.2
Fixed crash occurring when creating split files
Fixed an issue where Sound Grinder would crash when creating split files from non-stereo files.
Fixed bug in playback on external audio devices
Playback when using external audio hardware was played back incorrectly.
Playback performance enhancement
If a file was played and then paused, and then restarted the system activity was spiked.
Changes in Version 2.5.1
Escape Key Crash Fix
Fixed a crash that would occur if the "escape' key was used to stop playback.
Preview Play Repaired
Fixed an issue where use of the Option+Spacebar to preview playback did not operate properly.
Conversion from Apple Lossless to FLAC fixed
Corrects issues related to converting audio files from Apple Lossless to FLAC.
Conversion from MP3 to QT/AMR fixed
Corrects issues related to converting audio files from MP3(LAME) to QT/AMR.
Changes in Version 2.5
Support for FLAC, OGG/FLAC, and BWAV formats
You can now import and export FLAC, OGG/FLAC and BWAV file formats and their associated metadata.
Support for MP3 ID3 Tags, Vorbis Comments, FLAC Comments, and Quicktime User Data
You can now import, edit and export MP3 ID3 Tags, Vorbis Comments, FLAC Comments, and Quicktime User Data as supported by the LAME MP3 and other codecs and standards.Additionally, when converting between formats, any equivalent metadata will be carried over to the output file.
Support for Digidesign file content
Sound Grinder now supports the retention of Digidesign specific content in AIFF, WAVE/BWAVE, and Sound Designer 2 files.This data includes region info, waveform overviews, comments and other text info.
Support for Finder/Spotlight Comments
In addition to standard metadata, you can now import/export Finder/Spotlight comments, and export processing information including:date, time, file type, codec, bit depth, and sample rate.
Sound Grinder now includes new enhancements to the main window including:additional columns in the list view, support for loop playback and updated transport controls.
Playback with Preview
You can now hear the results of your conversion and normalizing settings prior to conversion.Simply select your files and press OPTION+SPACE to hear the expected end result.
New Logging Options
We have added a feature in preferences to “Log Errors and Continue Processing”.Enabling this feature instructs Sound Grinder to attempt to process all files, even if errors are encountered.Any errors or other messages will appear in a Log Window.This is very helpful for large jobs where you cannot monitor the processing, but need to be informed of any issues that may have occurred.
New Enhanced Processing Engine
While previous versions of Sound Grinder were excellent, we thought we could do better!So for Sound Grinder 2.5, we have developed a new, enhanced processing engine, almost completely rewritten from the ground up to be faster, more efficient, rock solid and provide the groundwork for many future enhancements.We are confident that you will really enjoy this version!
Changes in Version 2.2.1
Implemented additional support for LAME MP3
Sound Grinder provides additional support for LAME MP3 builds.
Fix for Dual-mono Sound Designer II files
Fixed an issue where dual-mono Sound Designer II files were not created .
Improved import capability for Pro Tools™
Fixed an issue where Sound Designer II files were not recognized as audio by Pro Tools™.
Changes in Version 2.2
New codecs for the WAVE file format
Sound Grinder now provides Alaw and µlaw compression for the WAVE format.
Added "Other..." option for custom sample rates
Sound Grinder now has the option of specifying custom sample rates by choosing, "Other..." from the sample rate pop-up menu.
New Rapid Convert™ function
When initiating a Rapid Convert session, if Sound Grinder is not open, Sound Grinder will launch, process the files, and then quit.If Sound Grinder is running and a Rapid Convert session is launched, Sound Grinder will remain open after the process is complete.
Changes in Version 2.1.1
Sound Grinder now provides support for additional sample rates in MP3 conversion.
Fixed a bug where Sound Grinder could potentially crash using Rapid Convert if the preferences were deleted prior to launching.
Fixed a potential crash bug processing more than 4,000 files.
Changes in Version 2.1
Sound Grinder now provides the ability to normalize files during conversion. Both Peak and RMS (Root Mean Squared) methods are available.The Peak method allows you to specify the level of the peak sample in the file.The RMS method allows you to specify the level of the “perceived volume/loudness” of the file.
New AMR Narrowband Format Support
Sound Grinder now provides the ability to create AMR Narrowband(.amr) files.
Changes in Version 2.0.2:
New Naming Option
The "Naming Option" menu now includes the option to keep the original filename during processing, by choosing "Original Filename (no change)".
Improved Activation Process
The activation process has been updated to correct an issue preventing some users from activating.
Updated OGG/Vorbis support
Both OGG support and Vorbis support have been updated to the latest versions.This update also fixes crashes seen with invalid OGG/Vorbis files.
Changes in Version 2.0
Sound Grinder now provides an even faster and more efficient way to process files directly from the Finder through Contextual Menus, the Services menu and through Drag and Drop onto the Sound Grinder application icon (in the Finder or the Dock).
We have created a unique and effective playback slider that displays the current time and provides scrubbing during drag for easy location of gaps and content.
Additional File Format Support
Sound Grinder now supports OGG/Vorbis, MP3 (LAME codec), and Quicktime Movie support for AAC, Apple Lossless, and AMR Narrowband codecs.
Pull-up/Pull-down sample rates
Sound Grinder now supports the standard Pull-up/Pull-down sample rates for film/video engineers.
Retain Original Folder Structure
Sound Grinder now provides the ability to retain the entire folder structure of the original files during processing.This is extremely useful for processing an entire folder, hard drive, or server volume into a new format while keeping the exact same folder hierarchy.
31 Character Filename Limit
Sound Grinder now includes the ability to limit the processed filename to 31 characters.This provides improved file support for older operating systems.
Sound Grinder now incorporates a new streamlined install process that is very simple and gets you up and running quickly.