Audacity Update

May 9th, 2008 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting Software

AudacityThe Audacity Team has announced the release of Audacity v1.3.5 beta for Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix.

Audacity is a free, open source audio editing application that is popular with podcasters.

Changes in the new version include improvements and new features for recording, import/export and the user interface.

Here are the details:

Changes in Beta version 1.3.5

Recording / Playback:

  1. Several bugs fixed so that latency correction should be better, and more devices work correctly.
  2. Problems with invalid sample rates under Linux should be much rarer.
  3. Newer version of Portaudio library.
  4. New feature to record onto the end of an existing track (hold Shift while clicking Record).

Import / Export:

  • Updated versions of Libogg, Libvorbis, Libflac, Libsndfile and Twolame libraries.
  • Handling of unsupported file formats more informative.
  • Handling of file names with slashes on OS X improved.
  • New dialog allows replacement of illegal file name characters on all platforms.

Interface:

  • Improved scaling and layout for rulers and VU meters.
  • Envelope fixes/improvements including full control of undo/redo.
  • New keyboard shortcuts and improved menu navigation.
  • Preferences:
  • More intuitive tab arrangement.
  • New options for mute/solo and Metadata Editor behavior.
  • Language can now be changed without restart.
  • Expanded Build Information tab.

Effects:

  • New Vocal Remover plug-in, improvements for Generate effects.

Compilation:

  • Fixes when building Audacity with libraries disabled.
  • Improvements to make Mac and Solaris builds easier.

Security:

  • Full fix for issue CVE-2007-6061 on systems where temporary directories can be changed by other users.

Miscellaneous:

  • Updated translations for many locales.
  • Several stability improvements.
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