#10 Manage ape files

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Robert Kausch
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2014-04-06
2013-10-09
Anonymous
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Hi, Robert.
Can I manage .ape files in Ubuntu 13.04 like whitin Windows (migrated from Winamp)?
If it is possible, can you describe the way? I don't see any solution.
Thanks you very much.
Will

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  • Robert Kausch
    Robert Kausch
    2013-10-10

    Hi Will,

    You can use the attached XML file to add support for decoding .ape files on Linux. Just put it in the freac/boca directory to enable fre:ac to decode those files. You will need the libav-tools package installed on your system for this to work.

    The attached XML script will be included in the next fre:ac snapshot.

    Thank you for using my software!
    Robert

     

  • Anonymous
    2013-10-15

    Hi, Robert.
    I'm "fighting" with the question. I'm reading about libav-tools and viewing the possible consecuences on actual installed software (it seems that replace the official software).
    Can you ilustrate me? I'm beginner in Linux-Ubuntu and need run slowly.
    Newly, thanks you very much.
    Will

     
  • Robert Kausch
    Robert Kausch
    2013-10-15

    Hi Will,

    libav-tools is in the official Ubuntu software repository, so installing it will not create any problems - no other software on your system will be replaced by installing the package. Simply open Ubuntu Software Center, search for libav-tools and you should find the package. Select it, click the install button and you should be ready to go.

    Robert

     

  • Anonymous
    2013-10-17

    Hi, Robert.
    I've been rather busy with freac the last days.
    I've searched libav-tools days ago in Ubuntu's Software Center and with Synaptic without results (only in launchpad.net, but a few complicated for me). Today, I've seen it at USC and it's installed (?), but...
    I've bad and good news about freac.
    I can't incorporate anyway .mp3, .m4a, .mp4, etc. audio files or folders at joblist, neither from Linux partition nor other NTFS partition (Error: Unknow file type). Only I can add .ogg and .wma files (browsing, not draging. .wma files after installing libav-tools). Files "invisibles" (mp3 or mp4, for example) only appears in the dialog window for selection if I elect "All files", not in default mode "Audio files" (mp3 or mp4 audio are absents in the list); I can select this way these files, but with error. Drag and drop don't works anyway (files or folders); I've tried with both Nemo and Nautilus (original of system) files managers. Note: I use Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. You've checked freac in 12.04 and 12.10. It seems that 13.04 is a few different... [All these functions works perfectly in Windows, old or newer versions.]


    I've (almost) completed and refined the spanish (Spain) translation (Linux) for you. I attache the .xml file. Please, feel you free using it, I don't need credits.
    Found problems about:
    The section name="CDRip" don't appears translated in spanish, though is translated.
    The section DSP within "Components" is missing in the .xml files (template and spanish). Can't be translated.

    A searching function in translator is needed, I think. You can open .xml file in browser and search, but the other way is better, I think.

    [I've installed the newest version for Windows too. The installer file is not in spanish language; if you want translate it, send me a file (better for me) or explain me another simple way, please.
    Tip: allow installing only user's elected languages is better and save space, isn't?]

    Best regards.
    Will

     
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  • Anonymous
    2013-10-17

    Excuse me, Robert.
    I forgot to say you that the solution for .ape files works properly achieving a .mp3 file, for example.
    Will

     

  • Anonymous
    2013-10-17

    Robert,
    I see in boca folder a boca_encoder_lame.1.0.so file (and I can encode), but not a boca_decoder_lame... (and I can't decode).
    It can be the problem with .mp3 files?
    Will

     
  • Robert Kausch
    Robert Kausch
    2013-10-19

    Hi Will,

    Most of the issues you found are due to fre:ac for Linux still being an alpha release and no distribution specfific packages existing yet.

    I will try to provide some helpful answers.

    • To decode MP3 files you need the mpg123 library on your system. Please look for libmpg123-0 in USC and install it to get MP3 decoding support in fre:ac.

    • Similarly, to decode MP4/M4A files you need the MP4v2 and FAAD2 libraries. You can find them as libmp4v2-2 and libfaad2 in USC.

    From the next snapshot, fre:ac will look for alternatives for codec libraries. For example, it will be able to decode MP3 files using any of mpg123, libmad or LAME. At a later date there will be Debian/Ubuntu .deb packages for fre:ac so those libraries can be automatically installed as dependencies.

    • The drag & drop feature is not implemented in fre:ac for Linux yet. It will be added in a future snapshot release.

    • fre:ac not working when started from the launcher or a desktop link is due to the lack of a .deb package again. fre:ac will not find some required libraries when started from outside of its program directory.

    Thank you very much for updating the Spanish translation! I will have a look at it and include it in the next snapshot. Adding a search feature to the translator application is a very good idea, so I put it on my list of things to implement. I attached the Portuguese translation for the installer. It would be great if you could translate it to Spanish!

    Robert

     
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  • Anonymous
    2013-10-21

    Hi, Robert.
    I've .mp3, .mp4, etc. working in my freac-Ubuntu. I'm very happy.
    I've tried dowloading videos from YouTube. Works! It's difficult show the download speed? I think is useful to control all the programs dowloading files or to abort one too slow.

    Your translation is attached. Please, rename it at your convenience.
    Robert, note that I can't view the result in the dialog window and it's possible one phrase too long exceed the disposable space. In Linux works better (the windows can adapt the size), but in Windows... Can you design the window to adapt itself at the contents? Very much programs (translated) have this problem.

    If you need anything, tell me, please.
    Will

     
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  • Anonymous
    2013-10-22

    Hi, Robert.
    I finished the spanish translation for Linux (Speex, Opus and several previous errors detected). It's attached. I'll check the translation for Windows later, I think is not equal.

    mpg123 Decoder have added a line in Decoders entry. Don't exist field in the freac_es.xml for translation. If you want add this field, the translations are very simples: Decoder=Decodificador, Active...= ... activo, auto select=Autoselección, generic=genérico.

    Some error suggest me a question: pop-ups in configuration's windows explaining the sense of several options (what is ATH, CRC, Psycho-acoustic model, Temporal Masking Effect, dither, etc.).

    Another old question for me: a normalization option available when encoding. It's possible add this "basic" option in freac, Robert?

    I propose you very much work, isn't?
    Best regards.
    Will

     
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  • Anonymous
    2013-10-23

    Hi, Robert.
    I send you the translation for Windows. Rename, please.
    I've a dubt: in the entry id="298", "Exhaustive model search", do it means a mode of search "absolute, complete" (like "exhaustive search mode") or another thing? The prior translation is very different, non sense for me. Others translations are differents, they have both senses.
    I've translated the explained sens. If is the correct, all good. If not, tell me, please.
    Will

     
  • Robert Kausch
    Robert Kausch
    2013-10-26

    Hi Will,

    Thank you for all your work on the translations!

    The FLAC option "Exhaustive model search" advises the encoder to do an exhaustive (i.e. computationally expensive) search to find a mathematical description (model) for the currently processed waveform. It could also be rephrased as "Exhaustive search for models", which might make the meaning clearer.

    I'm not quite sure, but your translation sounds a little wrong to me. "Modelo de búsqueda exhaustivo" seems to translate to something like "Exhaustive search model". Google suggests "Exhaustiva búsqueda de modelos" which sounds closer to the English meaning to me, but I'm still not sure about it. Please advise!

    I'm adding your translations for the mpg123 decoder configuration as well.

    A normalization option will be added to fre:ac once the DSP framework is in place (planned for fre:ac v1.1). It will then be possible to add not only a normalzation DSP, but also things like resampling, downmixing 5.1 to stereo or adding effects to the processed audio.

    Best regards,
    Robert

     

  • Anonymous
    2013-10-28

    Good news, Robert (normalization and more).

    The more correct translation commented is: "Búsqueda exhaustiva de modelos", like Google suggest but changing the order. Please, change my translation in both files; I'll change my copy. This remarks, I think, my suggestion of explaining by popups the sens of the options "rares".
    I'm happy helping you to help us. A traslation is only a few of work compared with your dedication, Robert.
    If you need aclarations or any thing, I think is better to continue the contact by email. The mine is: [removed by moderator]
    Will

     
    Last edit: Robert Kausch 2013-10-29
  • Icarus
    Icarus
    2014-04-06

    How can I open APE Files on Windows? It says that the file fomart isn't supported.

     
  • Robert Kausch
    Robert Kausch
    2014-04-06

    Please use the snapshot versions to open APE files (latest is 20140223 available on freac.org and SourceForge). APE is not supported in fre:ac 1.0.21a.

     


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