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<P>FLAC 1.1.2 is available. New in this release are small decoding speedups for all platforms, small encoding speedups in fast (non-LPC) mode, streaming support in the XMMS plugin, and several bug fixes. For developers there are also a few additions and changes to the metadata API to make working with tags easier. See the <A HREF="changelog.html#flac_1_1_2">changelog entry</A> for complete details. This release actually wasn't supposed to happen so soon, but needed to be made to fix library naming and build problems in FLAC 1.1.1 that caused trouble for package maintainers, so unless you are having trouble with one of the particular bugs that got fixed in 1.1.2 then there is not much of a need to upgrade.</P>
<P>Another handful of devices that support FLAC are out or announced: <!--the A HREF="http://www.planetminidisc.com/chroma-20gb.html"@Rio Chroma@/A, -->the <A HREF="http://www.zensonic.com/press_z500.php">Zensonic Z500 Networked DVD Media Player</A>, Escient's <A HREF="http://www.escient.com/releases/escient_jan0605_2.html">new FireBall E2-40, E2-160, and DVDM-300</A>, the <A HREF="http://www.digitaltechniques.com/M300A_Overview.html">M300A Digital Music Player</A> from Digital Techniques (see <A HREF="http://www.digitaltechniques.com/QuickStart.html">manual</A>), Meda Systems' <A HREF="http://www.medainc.com/">Bravo servers</A> (<A HREF="http://www.stereophile.com/news/092704medasystems/">more info</A>), and the <A HREF="http://www.cesweb.org/attendees/show_floor/product_locator/product_details.asp?prodid=5181">MS300 Music Server</A> by McIntosh Laboratory.</P>
<P>We just found out that <A HREF="http://www.skipjam.com/">SkipJam</A>'s line of networked audio/video components supports FLAC. (Even though it's not mentioned on their site, I'm assured that's just because the site hasn't been updated yet.)</P>
<P><A HREF="http://www.escient.com/">Escient</A> has a new home stereo component that supports FLAC, the <A HREF="http://www.escient.com/fireballe2300.html">FireBall E2-300</A>.</P>
<P><A HREF="http://www.mindawn.com/">Mindawn</A>, a new online music service offering FLAC and Ogg Vorbis, is now open. They also have a multi-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X) CD ripper/encoder and are finishing up a multi-platform player.</P>
<P>Illiminable has updated his excellent <A HREF="http://www.illiminable.com/ogg/">Directshow filters</A> to support native FLAC (in addition to Ogg FLAC/Vorbis/Speex/Theora).</P>
<P>FLAC 1.1.1 has been released. There is a new <A HREF="changelog.html">changelog</A> with a complete list of changes/fixes/improvements, but the main ones include: almost 2x decoding speedup on Macintosh, better Ogg FLAC support, and several new options to <B><TT>flac</TT></B> and <B><TT>metaflac</TT></B>. Available now on the <A HREF="download.html">download page</A>.</P>
<P>Also, the mailing lists have been migrated to <A HREF="http://xiph.org/">Xiph.org</A>. This should cut down on the abuse and response time. If you abandoned the lists because of spam problems, now is the time to sign back up: <A HREF="http://lists.xiph.org/mailman/listinfo/announce">announce</A> <A HREF="http://lists.xiph.org/mailman/listinfo/flac">flac</A> <A HREF="http://lists.xiph.org/mailman/listinfo/flac-dev">flac-dev</A></P>
<P>There are some new hardware players out that support FLAC, the <A HREF="http://www.hermstedt.com/english/hifidelio/hifidelio.html">Hifidelio</A>, a wireless home stereo component, and the <A HREF="http://www.jetaudio.com/products/iaudio/m3/">iAUDIO M3</A> portable HDD digital audio player (<A HREF="http://eng.iaudio.com/zeroboard/zboard.php?id=A02&no=47&bmenu=A">firmware</A>).</P>
<P>Metallica is offering <A HREF="http://www.livemetallica.com/">soundboard recordings of live shows in FLAC format</A>.</P>
<P><I>last updated 2005-Jan-20</I></P><!-- @@@ remember to update the date after changes -->
<P><I>last updated 2005-Feb-05</I></P><!-- @@@ remember to update the date after changes -->
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<TR><TD BGCOLOR="#EEEED4"><SMALL><FONT FACE="Lucida,Verdana,Helvetica,Arial"><A HREF="news.html#20050205">05-Feb-2005</A> :<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;Version 1.1.1 released<BR></FONT></SMALL></TD></TR>
<TR><TD BGCOLOR="#EEEED4"><SMALL><FONT FACE="Lucida,Verdana,Helvetica,Arial"><A HREF="news.html#20050117">17-Jan-2005</A> :<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;Several new devices support FLAC<BR></FONT></SMALL></TD></TR>
<TR><TD BGCOLOR="#EEEED4"><SMALL><FONT FACE="Lucida,Verdana,Helvetica,Arial"><A HREF="news.html#20041112">12-Nov-2004</A> :<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;Escient's new FireBall E2-300 supports FLAC<BR></FONT></SMALL></TD></TR>
<TR><TD BGCOLOR="#EEEED4"><SMALL><FONT FACE="Lucida,Verdana,Helvetica,Arial"><A HREF="news.html#20041102">02-Nov-2004</A> :<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;New Mindawn music store offers FLAC and Vorbis<BR></FONT></SMALL></TD></TR>
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<B>FLAC 1.1.2 released</B>&nbsp;&nbsp;New in this release are small decoding speedups for all platforms, small encoding speedups in fast (non-LPC) mode, streaming support in the XMMS plugin, and several bug fixes. For developers there are also a few additions and changes to the metadata API to make working with tags easier. See the <A HREF="changelog.html#flac_1_1_2">changelog entry</A> for complete details. This release actually wasn't supposed to happen so soon, but needed to be made to fix library naming and build problems in FLAC 1.1.1 that caused trouble for package maintainers, so unless you are having trouble with one of the particular bugs that got fixed in 1.1.2 then there is not much of a need to upgrade.
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<A NAME="20050117">17-Jan-2005:</A>
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