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April 9, 2015
In order to fix a severe problem with crashing EAC whenever a read error occurs, I have published a new update. Please install the update as soon as possible! Sorry about any inconviences!
April 4, 2015
The last version had still some problems, mainly the Cygwin component could cause some problems in some Windows systems. Therefore I updated the Cygwin components, hopefully the problems are now gone. Also the CTDB plugin needed an update which is also included.
December 18, 2014
The last update was a really long time ago, but finally here comes a new version of EAC.
September 22, 2011
The released beta 3 of EAC is probably the first really stable 1.0 version, as many more bugs are fixed. For an exact list, please read the News.rtf file, which is stored in the EAC directory by the installer (and which can be accessed via the start menu).
May 24, 2011
I have worked very hard the last 6 month to present you an updated version of EAC, and here it finally comes. It fixes many problems (e.g. saving WAVs in the audio editor and WMA compression should be working again), but also brings you a renewed user interface and an improved metadata editing. One thing I am especially proud of is the autocomplete for the artist and for the composer field. New tag fields like lyrics are also included. The replacers (like %s) are exchanged against some more meaningfull replacers (like %source%). A list for the compression command line replacers can be found in the FAQ. A new professional metadata provider plugin from Get Digital Data is also added, which provides automatically cover images and more metadata information. You can test 10 lookups before purchasing a lifetime license for only $7.99 if you like it. Of course the old freedb plugin can still be used and now includes basic lyrics support. I still plan to open the freedb plugin as open source, so that the community can extend and correct that plugin – or even create new ones for other metadata services. New is also support for a different kind of plugin, which is able to analyse the extraction data and process it somehow, a new plugin for that will emerge soon…
November 23, 2010
Finally here is the new version 1.0 beta 1 which has some mighty new features. I took some time (mainly the complete change to unicode character set), but alls well that ends well…
June 5, 2009
I thought that creating a Twitter account would be helpful for letting you participate on small steps of EAC development. I will try to post smaller progress information into my micro-blog, as soon as I have some work done on EAC. And I also try to give some background information on some design decisions I will make throughout the development process. If you are interested (and maybe be able to give feedback to some design decisions), I would be glad if you follow my micro-blog on http://twitter.com/exactaudiocopy.
But please note, that (even though I will read each comment) I will not be able to answer most of your comments. And also please don’t expect any daily updates!
May 7, 2009
Long time no read! As I had several private issues to attend to over the last year, I didn’t find the time to work much on EAC during that time. Anyway, I prepared a small service release which fixes several bugs which need to be released before it is possible to actually work on the next main release. For a detailed description of what has changed, please read the change log.
January 31, 2008
Today I released 0.99 prebeta 4, which is mainly a service release of 0.99 prebeta 3. Some bugs are fixed (e.g. Accurate Rip info in the log) and some of the external programs are updated (Accurate Rip, FLAC, WM Encoding Script).
August 17, 2007
Bad luck, it is not possible to load the 0.99pb1 profiles anymore, this should be fixed now, please use 0.99 prebeta 3
August 16, 2007
As the 0.99 prebeta 1 had some severe bugs and the accurate rip log output was not as clear as it could have been, so some wordings are now changed. I hope this version will be much more stable… Enjoy!
June 29, 2007
Finally here comes a new prebeta version of EAC, it took quite some time for this update, but I hope you like all the new features.
May 11, 2007
Finally I have a new web page! I hope all of you like the new style… Many thanks to Langenberg Design, which designed this new layout.
A new version of EAC is also in the works, but this can still take some more weeks…
February 21, 2006
The german magazin c’t published an article whether EAC is or is not violating a german law against circumvention of copy protections on audio CDs. Some of the experts they asked had the opinion that the function of retrieving the native TOC is working at the limit of legality, at best. Due to that article and to eliminate any possibility of legal problems, I decided to remove that function (although I am pretty sure that it is absolutely legal). I always try to make sure to be fully compliant with german law, even if I would interpret the law absolutely differently.
Anyway, there are at least some few bug-fixes in this update, e.g. creating an image having the artist and CD title as filename will now show the file dialog properly when special characters are used.
For the next version it is still planned to add test & copy of CD images and for the version after that I will try to implement Unicode support for freedb queries and main window display and edit.
I am sorry about all this, but please understand my point of view.
August 30, 2005
Here comes the new EAC 0.95b3. There are several issues fixed, e.g. some CUE sheets could not been written to CD-R using CDRDAO and now it is possible to wait for external compressors to finish the job before powering down the computer. For some users with high ping times (like satellite internet users) there is a new command line option called -slowconnect which will wait longer for a connection to be established, hope that will work better.
June 1, 2005
As always there were some slight bugs in the first larger release, so here comes directly a new version. Hopefully this will fix most issues with the last version. CDRDAO problems will partly persists (not starting up), perhaps try a differently compiled EXE, any with version number equal or greater to 1.1.9 should work fine.
May 10, 2005
It took quite some time until this new version but I had to write my diploma thesis inbetween…
Stability should have greatly improved and there are some nice new features and some options people have requested. As a new additional feature there is now the possibility to use CDRDAO for writing CDs from EACs layout editor (like burnatonce), hope this will improve compatibility with most writers. Again, read more in the “News.rtf” file.
There is an archive with only EAC and a second one that also includes the CDRDAO package for easy download. In a few days, if everything works out, there will be also an windows installer package to make installation as easy as possible for beginners.
March 9, 2004
Here comes the new version 0.95pb5. It doesn’t have many new features, but every improvement is an improvement. Read more in the “News.rtf” file, that is included in the archive.
At the moment I am quite busy with my diploma thesis and the work for my living, so it can again take a while until a new version will be released…
So, hopefully you like this one )
Perhaps you found out that EACs homepage on ExactAudioCopy.de was invalid. Strato send me notice for the first of march (without giving any reason). But anyway, the problem with the ExactAudioCopy.de domain should be gone by now. ExactAudioCopy.de and ExactAudioCopy.org domains now point to the new EAC webspace at IPX-Server.
November 18, 2003
As it still take some more work to be finished on the release scheduled for christmas, I release this small bugfix release, which covers mainly corrections on sample rate conversion on compression and also a newly written Native SCSI interface, which now should also be able to use external drives and be more stable overall. Next version will include AccurateRip and another nice feature (surprise), it will be finished christmas, but due to the needed translations, it will be released january at best.
May 11, 2003
There were still some smaller bugs, and dialog translation was made a little bit easier. Some more languages have been added to the default ZIP package, please make sure that you extract the files with pathnames. So, have fun with 0.95 prebeta 3!
April 30, 2003
As always, a bug fix release of 0.95 prebeta 1 is released a few days later
April 23, 2003
Finally here comes 0.95pb1. The translation of the program took longer than I expected. Further, I had (and will have) less and less time for working on EAC. The main feature is the language SDK, which enables people to translate EAC into nearly any language. There is more information on that at the download location. Besides that, there are only minor additions and a lot of bugfixes. Please make sure again that your compression queue is empty when installing the update!
May 22, 2002
Here is my new page layout, hope you like it! The creator was Dean Giles, thanks for creating it!
May 6, 2002
So, last try
January 31, 2002
Nearly after every beta there was need for a bug fix, the program is now such complex that even thorough testing can’t find all problems. But now after all severe problems are known, I hurried to bring out 0.9 beta 2 to make the release as stable as the 0.9 beta 1 should have been. Anyway, I hope this will work for you!
January 21, 2002
Finally here is the 0.9 beta 1. I hope this version is quite stable, though it is only tested for some days, no major bugs seem to be left. The many minor bugs and additions will be done in the next versions…
Again I hope you will like this version!
November 5, 2001
I just want to tell everybody that I have decided not to answer the registrations cards anymore (only those who contain extras
September 7, 2001
I will be on holiday from 12th September to 26th September, so please don’t send registrations nor emails to me during this time, as it would be much work to come up to them. I hope Ireland will be as nice as last time, now I will have a close look at Cork and Kerry )
July 1, 2001
At the moment I build up a CD-ROM drive feature database for inclusion in EAC. For that purpose I need more submissions of features. So I ask everybody to please test and submit the drive features of EAC. “Detect Read Features”, “Examine C2 Feature” (if C2 was detected by the first test and using a scratchy CD) and “Offset Detection” (using as much CDs from the list). Please test all of your drives, even if you personally don’t use it for extraction, and also please try to detect offsets (which shouldn’t be important to most users, but I would like to have a complete database).
June 27, 2001
As the 0.9pb10 version of EAC caused again many new problems, mainly not detecting drives anymore, I released a new version quickly. I strongly recommend to download this version if you already use 0.9pb10.
June 22, 2001
I originally wanted to put out the next version as 0.9 beta, but now it only got to 0.9 prebeta 10. I force this release out as there were some major improvements and bugfixes that many users asked for day by day. It does not contain all features of 0.9 beta, but it is comes quite near, only some more additions to the wave editor are missing.
Hope you will like this version!
February 16, 2001
As the 0.9pb8 version of EAC caused many new problems, I decided to put out a new release in order to fix most of them. I strongly recommend to download this version if you already use 0.9pb8.
January 26, 2001
This version is also a big bugfix release, but also incorporates many new features, I hope you will like it! I will really try to give out a new version more often from now on (I know, I promised so already earlier
The next version will be probably 0.9beta. I hope you will like the new version, please be patient for the next one, I have only some spare time for EAC…
December 30, 2000
Some people reported problems with the LAME DLL. It works flawless for me, so those should try to redownload it. Albert Faber just released a bugfixed LAME DLL with his CDex 1.20, download it and try that DLL. If it does still not work, please contact me again.
November 19, 2000
Sorry to say that I had to add some ad banners to these pages. This become necessary as until now I paid all webspace and internet costs by myself the last 2 years (which are per month $10 for the webspace and around $10-$20 for internet usage). Not only that I haven’t earned anything by EAC, even more I put actually money into it. And I will soon get DSL, so costs will increase even more. I thought about how to get some income for all expenses, and making EAC shareware or something like that isn’t favored by me (and probably also not by you So it seemed the best way adding some banners to my site, sorry for any inconvenience!
October 10, 2000
As the last version still contained many new bugs, I release a new prebeta version with most of these bugs fixed. Additionally I already implemented some smaller new features. Hope this will work better…
Next updates will still take some more time, I am pretty busy at the moment.
August 29, 2000
Sorry that I didn’t released a new version so far, but I had plenty of work at the university and in my job. But now 0.9pb6 is finally finished. I removed many bugs lately, but of course there will be still plenty of them…
I am sure you will enjoy it!
May 8, 2000
I just uploaded a bugfixed 0.9pb4 version, mainly the native SCSI functions did not work that well. I hope to have fixed it now, please tell me about your experiences. This version will in every case switch the interface to ASPI (if installed), so if you want to test the native interface you have to explicit select it. I named this version to 0.9pb5 as otherwise there would be again version naming conflicts when exchanging informations.
March 24, 2000
Today I release the 0.9pb4 to the public, but this was the last prebeta version I released to the public, the next ones will be non-public again. It was really a mistake to let anybody download 0.9pb3 without most people knowing what “prebeta” really means… Many think it is a full working version, but it wasn’t and also this one will contain many bugs, that’s why it is called prebeta. I just put up this version to remove most bugs of the last version.
Hope you enjoy it!
December 23, 1999
Here comes a official released 0.9pb3. This is because many users complaint about the information(!) dialog. I just don’t want to read these mails anymore… I don’t think that that warning message was so important, if I had knew what troubles it would cause, I probably never implemented it, making lots of users work with older versions.
November 11, 1999
I’m sorry that again a time-out message pop up so early… I hope there are no severe problems, as EAC crashes Windows on some systems when displaying this message. If there are such problems, contact me…
I will be on holiday from 14.11 up to 21.11, so I won’t respond to any mails. If you have a question, please subscribe to my mailing list and ask your question there…
October 8, 1999
In tradition of the Hobbits in J.R.R. Tolkiens “Lord Of The Rings”, today I will give you my birthday present
There is a bug in EAC causing the crash of Win 2000 RC2 when pressing OK or CANCEL in every file dialog box. I already try to fix it, but didn’t found the bug yet.
September 2, 1999
So, here comes EAC 0.85 beta 4. I added the beta version number in order to prevent disinformations in the mailing list, to identify the version correctly. All main remaining bugs from beta 3 should be removed now and I will start work on version 0.9 beta.
August 2, 1999
Again sorry, I just found another possible bug, that I just removed. It has to do again with some WAV files in the wave editor making EAC stop. It only happened when having selected “No use of null samples for CRC calculations”.
August 1, 1999
I am terribly sorry, but I could test as much as I want, it would never be enough
Thanks for all reports on these bugs, but I will not answer the mails that only reporting one of these bugs, there were much too many of them
July 30, 1999
Finally, EAC 0.85 beta is out! I hope you like it, there were really many changes to 0.81 beta, but I think you will see for yourself.
New features that in 0.85 beta adding to the features listed in the previous news
There are still some more informations…
July 21, 1999
As I still have no confirmation of CDDB that EAC complies to the license agreement, I have to move the release date by a week. On the other hand I have some more time to do some additional features for the audio editor It took some time, because there were always some terms of license not correctly implemented. The last thing I had to change was the proxy and the proxy authentification… Sorry, but complying to the license agreement I had to remove them for 0.85 beta! If there are any complaints, please mail to them directly… So, new release date will be 30.7.99.. Hope you are not disappointed too much
Other new features that will be in 0.85 beta
June 3, 1999
Sorry to say that version 0.85beta is still not completed, but following a list of new features already implemented. A prebeta version is tested at the moment, meanwhile I will work on improvements of the audio editor. I expect that the official 0.85beta will be released somewhen around 23. July 99…
Moreover, I am sorry to say that version 0.81beta will pop up a dialog telling the version is rather old, without having a new public version out. I will try to patch that version and put a “new” 0.81beta version again on my page…
March 11, 1999
Work for 0.85 beta is in still progress and will most probably take two more month… I nearly finished CDDB submission and also implemented some other features like three different methods for gap detection to support now nearly any drive out. Therefore I already removed a bug that caused EAC to hang in index retrieval (not gap detection). It could happen that EAC will not leaving a loop But it is fixed already. A faster gap/index detection mode will work for Plextor/Yamaha/etc.
Because I will buy a new computer tomorrow, I won’t be able to read or answer mails until my system is build up and installed all software again. I think it will be completed something around sunday or monday. So please be patient…
February 19, 1999
I am sorry that it took that long to finish the bug fix, but on the one hand I wanted to remove all that really bigger bugs and on the other hand I got the flu and couldn’t concentrate on anything week before last week… Now I am almost ok again
It seems that the IDE versions of the Yamaha CD-R(W) drives will cause many problems, mainly crashing EAC on startup. Therefore I added command line options for these drives for the moment. I will soon debug this on such a drive. No other drives seem to cause such problems…
January 29, 1999
I have to say that the official release has still too many bugs. Thats why I plan to release a “0.81″ beta somewhen this week or next week.
Please note that the feature detection test is purely heuristical and does not always give back the correct results! So don’t trust them, if you know that your drive has other features!
January 22, 1999
Now here it is, the new official 0.8beta.
There are still many bugs, but I hope to remove them sooner or later. If EAC makes problems on your computer, please read the What’s New page.
January 14, 1999
I am sorry to say that the release date will be some days later. New expected release date will be the 22.1.98. The last weeks I had lot of work at the university and EAC also took much work to finish all features I planned for 0.8 beta. You will surely be surprised which features are now really in it…
December 22, 1998
I did not had as much time as I wanted the last two weeks. So I didn’t work on EAC very much. But now, I have christmas holidays and work will go on a little bit faster again.
So, I wish everybody merry christmas and a happy new year!
November 29, 1998
Work is going on pretty well, but I have to say that it is most probably, that CDDB submission will not be in 0.8beta.
November 5, 1998
I am already working on the next version, and for that I want to ask everybody who often got pops on extraction to send these to me to test my routines… I am in need of some real pops!
November 2, 1998
Release Date of version 0.7beta
One of the main bugs still in EAC reported by my beta testers is that after extraction the system is not really stable anymore at least on some systems. I don’t know why yet, because on my system everything seems to be ok. But to be on the safe side you should reboot if you need a real stable system. Sorry!
October 21, 1998
I already removed many bugs of version 0.6beta, but there is still the main bug in it… On some systems (until now only SCSI systems are affected) the system hangs after starting extraction. The drive LEDs are flashing like the drives doing a reset. The flashing LEDs bug is already removed, but on these systems there is another bug on it (perhaps very similar to that other bug), that will read now the first part of the track only zero samples and the rest correctly. I will go debugging it on a friends computer next week.
October 5, 1998
There seems some problems with EAC v0.6beta on some systems. There was one report of extracting too slow (possibly only Plextor 32TSI) and one report of not ripping of second or third drives. Only the first drive was used for extraction even if another one was selected…
October 1, 1998
Release Date of version 0.6beta
Development will slow down a little bit, because at the moment there is lot of other work to do at the university (that start again next week), preperations for examinations and seminars, furthermore I still have to work besides to earn some money.
September 27, 1998
I am back from holidays… The holidays at home were nice (of course not as nice as REAL holidays…), I did a lot of cycling and relaxing.
September 17, 1998
Now I have completed nearly all new features, only some more fixes to ‘Listen to possible Errors’. There is still some work to do, e.g. in this ‘Listen’ dialog it will be possible to remove glitches from the wave (only if uncompressed). Of course this will remove only glitches, that means if only one sample is out of the stream and create by this a pop, it will be removed by the routine. I plan to also add a routine to remove pops that are bigger and burried in the sound… But not in this version. Expected release date for version 0.6beta is 1.10.98, because I want wait for the people at CDDB to check the CDDB support to be bug-free…
September 10, 1998
I am still working on CDDB routines, but I already finished CDDBP support (hopefully), still lacking HTTP support. I hope to finish the rest of it in a week, so I could send the admins of CDDB a pre-beta version to get an ok for public release. Meanwhile I will work on the rest of the new features, that also should be finished until end of september, that will be a release date of the next version. Of course it could be a week more or less… If I know an exact date, I will publish it here.
August 26, 1998
Release Date of version 0.5beta
I am not able to read or answer mails until next monday, so please be patient…
August 18, 1998
I have nearly finished the local CDDB and Cdplayer.ini support. I will try to finish both speed selection and sample offsets until expected release date 26.8.98, but I can’t promise. It’s a problem to me, testing my speed selection routines with my drives and my ASPI interface..
August 11, 1998
I am terribly sorry, by accident I changed the link to EAC v0.4beta back to v0.3beta…
The student server will go down next weekend. It should be up again on monday morning.
August 7, 1998
Release Date of version 0.4beta
New known bugs are
August 5, 1998
Our student server was down yesterday. If somebody send me an e-mail that I haven’t answered yet, please re-sent the e-mail.
July 31, 1998
I have nearly finished two new features of EAC: CD player functions and gap length determination.
July 22, 1998
Release Date of version 0.3beta
July 20, 1998
I recognized that EAC won’t work on many computer having either an “Access Violation” or an error message “ASPI interface could not be initialized”. I’m already working on this problem and I hope to bring out a new bug-fixed version on 22-July.
July 15, 1998
Release Date of version 0.2beta
July 5, 1998
Back from my one week england holiday
June 25, 1998
Release Date of version 0.1beta