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84                 This is an informal changelog, a summary of changes in each release.  Particulary important for developers is the precise description of changes to the library interfaces.
85         </P>
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87         <P>
88                 <A NAME="flac_1_1_1"><B>FLAC 1.1.1</B></A>
89         </P>
90         <P>
91         <UL>
92                 <LI>
93                         General:
94                         <UL>
95                                 <LI>Ogg FLAC seeking now works</LI>
96                                 <LI>New optimizations almost double the decoding speed on PowerPC (e.g. Mac G4/G5)</LI>
97                                 <LI>A native OS X release thanks to updated Project Builder and autotools files</LI>
98                         </UL>
99                 </LI>
100                 <LI>
101                         FLAC format:
102                         <UL>
103                                 <LI>Made invalid the metadata block type 127 so that audio frames can always be distinguished from metadata by seeing 0xff as the first byte.  (This was also required for the Ogg FLAC mapping.)</LI>
104                         </UL>
105                 </LI>
106                 <LI>
107                         Ogg FLAC format:
108                         <UL>
109                                 <LI>First official FLAC-&gt;Ogg bitstream mapping standardized (see new <A HREF="ogg_mapping.html">FLAC-to-Ogg mapping specification</A>).  See the documentation for the <A HREF="documentation.html#flac_options_ogg"><TT>--ogg</TT></A> switch about having to re-encode older Ogg FLAC files.</LI>
110                         </UL>
111                 </LI>
112                 <LI>
113                         flac:
114                         <UL>
115                                 <LI>Print an error when output file already exists instead of automatically overwriting.</LI>
116                                 <LI>New option <A HREF="documentation.html#flac_options_force"><TT>-f</TT> (<TT>--force</TT>)</A> to force overwriting if the output file already exists.</LI>
117                                 <LI>New option <A HREF="documentation.html#flac_options_cue"><TT>--cue</TT></A> to select a specific section to decode using cuesheet track/index points.</LI>
118                                 <LI>New option <A HREF="documentation.html#flac_options_totally_silent"><TT>--totally-silent</TT></A> to suppress all output.</LI>
119                                 <LI>New (but undocumented) option <TT>--apply-replaygain-which-is-not-lossless</TT> which applies ReplayGain to the decoded output.  See <A HREF="http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=17293&st=11">this thread</A> for usage and caveats.</LI>
120                                 <LI>When encoding to Ogg FLAC, use a random serial number (instead of 0 as was done before) when a serial number is not specified.</LI>
121                                 <LI>When encoding multiple Ogg FLAC streams, <TT>--serial-number</TT> or random serial number sets the first number, which is then incremented for subsequent streams (before, the same serial number was used for all streams).</LI>
122                                 <LI>Decoder no longer exits with an error when writing to stdout and the pipe is broken.</LI>
123                                 <LI>Better explanation of common error messages.</LI>
124                                 <LI>Default extension when writing AIFF files is .aif (before, it was .aiff).</LI>
125                                 <LI>Write more common representation of SANE numbers in AIFF files.</LI>
126                                 <LI>Bug fix: calculating ReplayGain on 48kHz streams.</LI>
127                                 <LI>Bug fix: check for supported block alignments in WAVE files.</LI>
128                                 <LI>Bug fix: "offset" field in AIFF SSND chunk properly handled.</LI>
129                                 <LI>Bug fix: <A HREF="http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=679166&group_id=13478&atid=113478">#679166</A>: flac doesn't respect RIFF subchunk padding byte.</LI>
130                                 <LI>Bug fix: <A HREF="http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=828391&group_id=13478&atid=113478">#828391</A>: --add-replay-gain segfaults.</LI>
131                                 <LI>Bug fix: <A HREF="http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=851155&group_id=13478&atid=113478">#851155</A>: Can't seek to position in flac file.</LI>
132                                 <LI>Bug fix: <A HREF="http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=851756&group_id=13478&atid=113478">#851756</A>: flac --skip --until reads entire file.</LI>
133                                 <LI>Bug fix: <A HREF="http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=877122&group_id=13478&atid=113478">#877122</A>: problem parsing cuesheet with CATALOG entry.</LI>
134                                 <LI>Bug fix: <A HREF="http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=896057&group_id=13478&atid=113478">#896057</A>: parsing ISRC number from cuesheet.</LI>
135                         </UL>
136                 </LI>
137                 <LI>
138                         metaflac:
139                         <UL>
140                                 <LI>Renamed the tag editing options as follows (the <TT>...-vc-...</TT> options still work but are deprecated):
141                                         <UL>
142                                                 <LI><TT>--show-vc-vendor</TT> becomes <TT>--show-vendor-tag</TT></LI>
143                                                 <LI><TT>--show-vc-field</TT> becomes <TT>--show-tag</TT></LI>
144                                                 <LI><TT>--remove-vc-all</TT> becomes <TT>--remove-all-tags</TT></LI>
145                                                 <LI><TT>--remove-vc-field</TT> becomes <TT>--remove-tag</TT></LI>
146                                                 <LI><TT>--remove-vc-firstfield</TT> becomes <TT>--remove-first-tag</TT></LI>
147                                                 <LI><TT>--set-vc-field</TT> becomes <TT>--set-tag</TT></LI>
148                                                 <LI><TT>--import-vc-from</TT> becomes <TT>--import-tags-from</TT></LI>
149                                                 <LI><TT>--export-vc-to</TT> becomes <TT>--export-tags-to</TT></LI>
150                                         </UL>
151                                 </LI>
152                                 <LI>Better explanation of common error messages.</LI>
153                                 <LI>Bug fix: calculating ReplayGain on 48kHz streams.</LI>
154                                 <LI>Bug fix: incorrect numbers when printing seek points.</LI>
155                         </UL>
156                 </LI>
157                 <LI>
158                         plugins:
159                         <UL>
160                                 <LI>Speed optimization in ReplayGain synthesis.</LI>
161                                 <LI>Speed optimization in XMMS playback.</LI>
162                                 <LI>Support for big-endian architectures in XMMS plugin.</LI>
163                                 <LI>Removed support for ID3 tags.</LI>
164                                 <LI>Bug fix: make hard limiter default to off in XMMS plugin.</LI>
165                                 <LI>Bug fix: stream length calculation bug in XMMS plugin, debian bug #200435; <A HREF="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=2733072&forum_id=6312">see also</A>.</LI>
166                                 <LI>Bug fix: small memory leak in XMMS plugin.</LI>
167                         </UL>
168                 </LI>
169                 <LI>
170                         build system:
171                         <UL>
172                                 <LI><TT>ordinals.h</TT> is now static, not a build-generated file anymore.</LI>
173                         </UL>
174                 </LI>
175                 <LI>
176                         libraries:
177                         <UL>
178                                 <LI>libFLAC: PPC+Altivec optimizations of some decoder routines.</LI>
179                                 <LI>libFLAC: Make stream encoder encode the blocksize and sample rate in the frame header if at all possible (not in STREAMINFO), even if subset encoding was not requested.</LI>
180                                 <LI>libFLAC: Bug fix: fixed seek routine where infinite loop could happen when seeking past end of stream.</LI>
181                                 <LI>libFLAC, libFLAC++: added methods to skip single frames, useful for quickly finding frame boundaries (see interface changes below).</LI>
182                                 <LI>libOggFLAC, libOggFLAC++: New seekable-stream and file encoder and decoder APIs to match native FLAC APIs (see interface changes below).</LI>
183                         </UL>
184                 </LI>
185                 <LI>
186                         Interface changes:
187                         <UL>
188                                 <LI>
189                                         libFLAC:
190                                         <UL>
191                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> FLAC__metadata_get_tags()</LI>
192                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> callback-based versions of metadata editing functions:
193                                                         <UL>
194                                                                 <LI>FLAC__metadata_chain_read_with_callbacks()</LI>
195                                                                 <LI>FLAC__metadata_chain_write_with_callbacks()</LI>
196                                                                 <LI>FLAC__metadata_chain_write_with_callbacks_and_tempfile()</LI>
197                                                                 <LI>FLAC__metadata_chain_check_if_tempfile_needed()</LI>
198                                                         </UL>
199                                                 </LI>
200                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> decoder functions for skipping single frames, also useful for quickly finding frame boundaries:
201                                                         <UL>
202                                                                 <LI>FLAC__stream_decoder_skip_single_frame()</LI>
203                                                                 <LI>FLAC__seekable_stream_decoder_skip_single_frame()</LI>
204                                                                 <LI>FLAC__file_decoder_skip_single_frame()</LI>
205                                                         </UL>
206                                                 </LI>
207                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> new required tell callback on seekable stream encoder:
208                                                         <UL>
209                                                                 <LI>FLAC__SeekableStreamEncoderTellStatus and FLAC__SeekableStreamEncoderTellStatusString[]</LI>
210                                                                 <LI>FLAC__SeekableStreamEncoderTellCallback</LI>
211                                                                 <LI>FLAC__seekable_stream_encoder_set_tell_callback()</LI>
212                                                         </UL>
213                                                 </LI>
214                                                 <LI><B>Changed</B> FLAC__SeekableStreamEncoderState by adding FLAC__SEEKABLE_STREAM_ENCODER_TELL_ERROR</LI>
215                                                 <LI><B>Changed</B> Tell callback is now required to initialize seekable stream encoder</LI>
216                                                 <LI><B>Deleted</B> erroneous and unimplemented FLAC__file_decoder_process_remaining_frames()</LI>
217                                         </UL>
218                                 </LI>
219                                 <LI>
220                                         libFLAC++:
221                                         <UL>
222                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> FLAC::Metadata::get_tags()</LI>
223                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> decoder functions for skipping single frames, also useful for quickly finding frame boundaries:
224                                                         <UL>
225                                                                 <LI>FLAC::Decoder::Stream::skip_single_frame()</LI>
226                                                                 <LI>FLAC::Decoder::SeekableStream::skip_single_frame()</LI>
227                                                                 <LI>FLAC::Decoder::File::skip_single_frame()</LI>
228                                                         </UL>
229                                                 </LI>
230                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> encoder functions for setting metadata:
231                                                         <UL>
232                                                                 <LI>FLAC::Encoder::Stream::set_metadata(FLAC::Metadata::Prototype **metadata, unsigned num_blocks)</LI>
233                                                                 <LI>FLAC::Encoder::SeekableStream::set_metadata(FLAC::Metadata::Prototype **metadata, unsigned num_blocks)</LI>
234                                                                 <LI>FLAC::Encoder::File::set_metadata(FLAC::Metadata::Prototype **metadata, unsigned num_blocks)</LI>
235                                                         </UL>
236                                                 </LI>
237                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> new required tell callback on seekable stream encoder:
238                                                         <UL>
239                                                                 <LI>pure virtual FLAC::Encoder::SeekableStream::tell_callback()</LI>
240                                                         </UL>
241                                                 </LI>
242                                                 <LI><B>Changed</B> Tell callback is now required to initialize seekable stream encoder</LI>
243                                                 <LI><B>Deleted</B> the following methods:
244                                                         <UL>
245                                                                 <LI>FLAC::Decoder::Stream::State::resolved_as_cstring()</LI>
246                                                                 <LI>FLAC::Encoder::Stream::State::resolved_as_cstring()</LI>
247                                                         </UL>
248                                                 </LI>
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250                                 </LI>
251                                 <LI>
252                                         libOggFLAC:
253                                         <UL>
254                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> OggFLAC__SeekableStreamDecoder interface</LI>
255                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> OggFLAC__FileDecoder interface</LI>
256                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> OggFLAC__SeekableStreamEncoder interface</LI>
257                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> OggFLAC__FileEncoder interface</LI>
258                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> OggFLAC__stream_decoder_get_resolved_state_string()</LI>
259                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> OggFLAC__stream_encoder_get_resolved_state_string()</LI>
260                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> OggFLAC__stream_encoder_set_metadata_callback()</LI>
261                                                 <LI><B>Changed</B> OggFLAC__StreamDecoderState by adding OggFLAC__STREAM_DECODER_END_OF_STREAM</LI>
262                                         </UL>
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265                                         libOggFLAC++:
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267                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> OggFLAC::Decoder::SeekableStream interface</LI>
268                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> OggFLAC::Decoder::File interface</LI>
269                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> OggFLAC::Encoder::SeekableStream interface</LI>
270                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> OggFLAC::Encoder::File interface</LI>
271                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> OggFLAC::Decoder::Stream::get_resolved_state_string()</LI>
272                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> OggFLAC::Encoder::Stream::get_resolved_state_string()</LI>
273                                                 <LI><B>Added</B> pure virtual OggFLAC::Encoder::Stream::metadata_callback()</LI>
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