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    Audacity v2.0.4

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    Changes between 2.0.3 and 2.0.4

    Changes and Improvements
    • New "Reverb" effect to replace GVerb, based on the original "Freeverb".
    • New View > Go to Selection Start and Go to Selection End commands.
    • New Tracks > Align End to End command to append existing tracks to each other.
    • Change Tempo now supports fractional BPM.
    • Plot Spectrum now supports FFT sizes up to 65536.
    • WAV files now support "Album Title", "Track Number" and "Genre" LIST INFO tags and also support ID3 tags.
    • Handle a bug in older iPods or some OS X applications that cause them to refuse AIFF files whose metadata contains an uneven number of characters,
    • (Windows) Added support for "Windows WDM-KS" host which can provide very low latencies if you reduce "Audio to Buffer" in Recording Preferences.
    • (Windows Vista and later) You can now record computer playback by choosing the new "Windows WASAPI" host in Device Toolbar then a "loopback" input.
    • (Windows and Mac OS X): VST scanning dialog now replaced with a dialog for choosing which VST effects to load.
    • (Linux) CTRL + ALT can now be used to smooth samples in Draw Tool.
    • Modules Preferences replaced with a dialog on launch of Audacity enabling you to choose which modules to load.

    Bug Fixes
    • Keyboard Preferences: Shortcuts for Generators, Effects and Analyzers were not exported. All imported shortcut changes were discarded.
    • Equalization curves were corrupted in Graphic EQ mode after switching to/from Draw Curves or after running the effect then reopening it.
    • Change Pitch displayed corrupted values when reducing pitch or editing "from" Frequency. Detection was very inaccurate at high sample rates.
    • Bass Boost no longer clips if the track contains 32-bit audio.
    • Auto Duck was excessively slow on older machines.
    • (Windows) Exported MP3 comments tags were not seen by Windows programs.
    • (Windows and OS X) Audacity crashed if you used system quit before file import was complete.
    • (Linux) Equalization crashed Audacity if the XML file was corrupted.
    • (Linux) When configuring effect parameters in "Edit Chains", "Preview" (not intended to be functional) caused a crash.
    • (Linux) LICENSE.txt and README.txt were wrongly installed in /usr/local/share/doc instead of /usr/local/share/doc/audacity/ .
    • Accessibility: ENTER did not toggle selectedness of a label track unless a label was selected.
    • Numerous other interface fixes.

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    What's the current score with using lame or other mp3 encoders though? unless you have a licence it's illegal isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    unless you have a licence it's illegal isn't it?
    IANAL, but I don't think we have anything to worry about.

    1) Do you license mp3 software to end users?
    No. We license mp3 software and patents to developers and manufacturers of software applications and hardware devices.
    Source: www.mp3licensing.com/help/

    The best advice that can be given is that the user makes their own decision, based on their conscience, the country they are in, and taking into account the following:
    • The patent holders have tended to enforce licence fees against commercial rather than free MP3 encoders
    • Thomson themselves have said that no license is needed by individuals creating music libraries of MP3 files for personal use (interpretations vary whether that sanctions using unlicensed encoders, free or otherwise)
    • Existing MP3 patents will expire worldwide between 2010 and 2012 (but not until 2017 in the USA)
    • The possibility remains at least in the USA that patents could be extended.
    Source: wiki.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=Lame_Installation#Legal_issues

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    I had read that about the patents so if the patent has expired then lame is ok to install?

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