New in Version 3.5.3

Fixed an issue in creating split audio files
Fixed an issue when creating split stereo audio files where the 2 channels would inadvertently be mixed before export.

Fixed an issue with opening Sessions
Fixed an issue that prevented opening Sessions.

 

New in Version 3.5.1

Fixed an issue with loading saved sessions
Fixed an issue where loading saved sessions would not display all the Assets in the Asset List.

Fixed an issue with L.A.M.E Settings
Fixed an issue where adjusting the bitrates for CBR and ABR would not take affect.

Fixed a crash on quit on 10.6.x
Fixed an issue where Sound Grinder would sometimes quit when exiting on 10.6.x.

Folder Aliases as Destinations
Added the ability to use Folder Aliases as Destinations.

General enhancements
This version contains several other fixes and enhancements providing greater stability and efficiency.

 

Changes in Version 3.5

Brand new Cocoa User Interface
The entire User Interface has been rebuilt using Apple's Cocoa!

Enhanced Volume Slider
-Added current output gain display.
-Added ability to OPTION+click to reset to unity gain.

Enhanced Broadcast WAVE functionality
Introduced Broadcast WAVE as its own output file type. Selecting Broadcast WAVE ensures the Broadcast Extension is written to the file even if "Produce Metadata" is turned off.

Enhanced MPEG 4 Support
-Improved MPEG 4 import support to remove potential crash issues with malformed files.

Enhanced QuickTime File Support
-Added a fix to workaround a crash in QuickTime that could be encountered when importing invalid audio files.
-Added additional error handling when using QuickTime to read a movie's audio track and it fails.

Fixed playback crashes
-Fixed an issue where pressing the Fwd/Rew keyboard keys while the Asset List was empty would result in a crash.
-Fixed an issue where holding Fwd would crash when reaching the end of the Asset.

General enhancements
This version contains several other fixes and enhancements providing greater stability and efficiency.

 

Changes in Version 3.4.6

Enhanced AIFF Support
-Updated the AIFF support to calculate more accurate file durations.
-Improved read support for 24 bit Integer encoded AIFC.

Enhanced WAVE Support
-Fixed an issue that could cause a crash with malformed WAVE files.
-Added import and read support for IEEE Float samples.

Enhanced SD2 Support
Fixed some issues that could cause crashes when importing certain SD2 files.

Fixed Mountain Lion Issues
-Fixed MP3 file reading.
-Fixed Edit menu issues.

Enhanced Float32 Audio Code Playback Support
Audio files encoded as Float32 samples should now playback on recent versions of OS X.

General enhancements
This version contains several other fixes and enhancements providing greater stability and efficiency.

 

New in Version 3.4.5

Mountain Lion Compatibility
Fixed all known issues with Mountain Lion

Fixed an issue with Serial Number Authorization
Fixed an issue where the name text field did not appear when authorizing a Serial Number.

General enhancements
This version contains several other fixes and enhancements providing greater stability and efficiency.

 

Changes in Version 3.4.4

Fixed an AIFF import issue
Fixed a new issue introduced in previous AIFF import bug fixes that would cause some AIFF files to be imported incorrectly.

Fixed issue with Apple Lossless export
Fixed an issue with Apple Lossless export as a result of revisions to CoreAudio.

General enhancements
This version contains several other fixes and enhancements providing greater stability and efficiency.

 

Changes in Version 3.4.3

Fixed a crash in Preferences
Fixed a crash when adjusting Preferences when there were no Preferences previously stored.

General enhancements
This version contains several other fixes and enhancements providing greater stability and efficiency.

 

Changes in Version 3.4.2

Fixed a crash issue with WMA files
Fixed an issue where certain WMA files would cause a crash.

Fixed issues when closing the application
Fixed a few crashes that could occur when closing the application.

Fixed issues related to reading various audio files
Fixed a few issues where files could be read incorrectly which may have resulted in crashes.

Fixed the issue of reading Apple Lossless on 10.7.x
Fixed an internal issue that prevented the processing and playback of Apple Lossless content on 10.7.

General enhancements
This version contains several other fixes and enhancements providing greater stability and efficiency.

 

Changes in Version 3.4.1

Fixed an issue with naming interleaved output files when sourced from split files
Fixed an issue where in some cases, an output interleaved file would retain an erroneous split file extension if the asset was composed of split files.

Fixed several issues where the application would crash on exit
Fixed a number of issues where the application would crash when exiting and a dialog or alert was being shown.

Fixed issues with importing ID3 Tags
Fixed a couple of issues when importing different ID3 tags where there was actually no data for the tag.

Improved Asset Analyzer
Modified the Asset Analyzer to always report errors silently to the log file instead of potentially displaying an error alert.

General enhancements
This version contains several other fixes and enhancements providing greater stability and efficiency.

 

Changes in Version 3.4

New Background Asset Analysis
Added functionality to analyze assets in the background to auto-fill Peak and RMS metadata.

Added "Marker" import/export support WAVE files
Added functionality to read and write Markers through WAVE file cue points.

Added support for disabling the Channel Mask when creating WAVE files
Added a WAVE file setting called "Include Channel Mask" that defaults to off that will make multi-channel files more compatible with Pro Tools™.

New Crash Handler
Added support for capturing crashes in order to collect user feedback and upload to Monkey Tools.

Fixed an internal settings restore issue
Fixed an issue where default settings would not be restored properly and would cause incorrect files to be created.

Fixed an issue with FLAC => FLAC conversion
Fixed an issue where converting from FLAC => FLAC and changing the sample rate would result in incorrect output files.

Fixed an issue with "Copy from Selection" in Metadata tab
Fixed an issue with "Copy from Selection" in the Metadata tab where the application could crash.

Fixed an issue with reading ID3v2.4 tags
Fixed an issue when reading ID3v2.4 tags where the size of individual metadata was not being calculated correctly for large metadata.

Fixed a crash issue when importing Empty Folders
Fixed an issue where a crash could occur if an Empty folder was selected for import.

General enhancements This version contains several other fixes and enhancements providing greater stability and efficiency.

 

Changes in Version 3.3.9c

Fixed an issue involving using valid bitrates for certain codecs
Added a workaround for an Apple bug where CoreAudio would not report the correct valid bitrates for mono output.

Added fix for out-of-spec Sound Designer II files
Added a fix to handle Sound Designer II files that contain extra bytes.

Fixed an issue with presets and other settings
Fixed an issue introduced in the previous release where presets and other settings would not be fully restored upon launch.

General enhancements
This version contains several other fixes and enhancements providing greater stability and efficiency.

 

Changes in Version 3.3.9

Fixed issue with Quicktime metadata
Fixed an issue where Quicktime metadata was not displayed or used properly after import.

Fixed issue with processing numeric metadata
Fixed an issue where some numeric metadata would not be processed correctly.

Fixed an issue with entering edit mode
Fixed an issue where Option+click would not enter edit mode if the Caps Lock key was down.

Updated Asset List for Assets that cannot be found.
Made a slight change such that assets that are not found on the filesystem are displayed in gray text instead of black text indicating they are "offline".

Fixed an issue with "Safe Saving"
Fixed an issue where saving session files would fail if the files were not on the volume containing the OS.

Updated Flip4Mac Compatibility
Updated to work with latest version of Flip4Mac Quicktime Component (v2.3.0.14)

Updated AIFF Importing
Updated AIFF importing to support more valid, but officially non-compliant AIFF files.

Fixed issue with exporting MPEG4 metadata
Fixed an issue where iTunes would not recognize the track metadata in MPEG4 Audio files.

 

Changes in Version 3.3.8

Updated Normalizing Analysis
Updated Normalizing Analysis to include stereo to mono mixing.

Fixed crash issue with Rapid Convert
Fixed an issue where the application would crash when a Rapid Convert process finished.

Added an additional split file naming option.
Added the ability to import and export split files named according to filename_channel.type.

Fixed MP3 import crash
Fixed a crash when importing MP3 files that contain an ID3 v2.4 tag.

Fixed an issue that would cause some conversion combinations to fail with an error
Fixed an issue that caused some conversions to fail with the error "error in user parameter list".

 

Changes in Version 3.3.7

Fixed various Movie Preview issues
-Fixed an issue where previewing a movie, selecting a different asset, then adjusting the UI would cause a crash.
-Fixed an issue where changing playback position of a movie while the movie was paused would not updated the image.
-Fixed an issue where if the movie was paused, when resizing the movie preview area, the movie would not redraw until play resumed, and sometimes would leave artifacts.

Removed Services Keyboard Equivalents
Removed the keyboard equivalents for the Services menu items since these caused conflicts for many users.

Fixed an issue importing SD2 Annotation as ProTools File Comment
Fixed an issue where SD2 Annotations were incorrectly read.

Modified Session Save Functionality
Significantly modified the session save functionality to be much faster, use minimal memory during save, and create session files that are approximately half of the previous size.

Fixed an issue with reading files from Audio CDs
Added a patch to workaround an issue where other apps may cause references to files on Audio CDs to point to the CD itself.This is only necessary on Mac OS X before 10.5.6.

Fixed a conversion issue
Fixed an issue where it was not possible to convert directly from DVI/Intel IMA ADPCM to MPEG4 Audio.

 

Changes in Version 3.3.6b

Updated Product Activation UI
Added UI to indicate additional required fields for Product Activation.

Fixed issue with Check for Update
Fixed an issue where initiating Check for Update with no updates would not display info to that effect.

Fixed Alternating Rows Color Issue
Fixed an issue where the alternating row background color was calculated incorrectly.

 

Changes in Version 3.3.6

Added support for MPEG-1/2, Layer 2 audio in WAV/BWAV and Quicktime files
Added ID/Read support for MPEG-1/2, Layer 2 audio in WAV/BWAV and Quicktime files.

Fixed bug with source files that have no extension
Fixed a bug where the last character of the filename would be cut off on export if the original file had no extension.

Fixed bug with creating MPEG 4 Audio files
Fixed a bug involving writing audio packet info when creating MPEG 4 Audio files.The result of this bug would be error messages when playing back created MPEG 4 Audio files in the app.

Updated MPEG 4 Audio file import
Made a change to more accurately determine the length of the audio in the file.

Updated file reading support
Made a change for some file types to to remove errors displayed when reading a file when the file indicates a longer duration than the number of samples actually contained in it.

Fixed a general conversion bug
Fixed a bug involving bounding sample counts when performing audio conversion.The result of this bug would be that when some created audio files using a packetized format when no sample rate conversion was needed and imported into iTunes, would show a length of only 1 second.

Fixed ID3 Tag issues
-Fixed an issue where text that could not be written out as ISO Latin 1 text is now correctly written out as Unicode text.
-Fixed an issue where text encoded in Unicode may not be read properly during import.

Fixed a bug when reading split files of differing lengths
Fixed an issue where reading split files of differing lengths could cause a crash or other errant behavior.

Fixed a bug when creating WAV/BWAV files and writing WAVE Info metadata.
Fixed an issue where, in rare cases, the application would crash after writing WAVE Info metadata.

 

Changes in Version 3.3.5

Added support for Microsoft GSM 6.10 in WAV/BWAV files
Added ID/Read support for Microsoft's GSM 6.10 codec in WAV/BWAV files.

Fixed bug in MPEG 4 Audio / Apple Lossless files
Fixed a bug in creating MPEG 4 Audio / Apple Lossless files that created slightly malformed files.

 

Changes in Version 3.3.4

Fixed an issue in writing ID3 Tags v2.3
Fixed an issue where ID3 Tags v2.3 were written slightly incorrectly such that some readers would ignore the tags.

Enhanced FLAC reading
Added warning message for various FLAC errors that could be encountered when reading FLAC audio data.

Fixed an issue in reading FLAC metadata
Fixed an issue where some text was read without the proper encoding when reading FLAC metadata.

Fixed an issue when writing MPEG 4 Audio metadata
Fixed an issue where some text was not fully written when writing MPEG 4 Audio metadata.

Enhanced Preset menu
Added the feature that the Preset menu items are now be sorted by name.

 

Changes in Version 3.3.3

Improved MPEG 4 Audio Import and Export
Added functionality to more accurately read and write the desired number of samples in MPEG 4 Audio files.

Upgraded LAME support
Upgraded the included LAME support to version 3.98.2

Fixed an issue when selecting Unchanged Sample Rate for MP3 export
Fixed an issue where selecting MP3 as the file type and selecting Unchanged for Sample Rate displayed Unchanged, but actually selected 8kHz internally.

Fixed a crash bug when exporting AIFF, QT, and WAVE files
Fixed a crash that could occur under certain circumstances when exporting AIFF, QT, and WAVE files.

Fixed multiple, identical session windows bug
Fixed a bug that allowed multiple session windows to be open for a single session saved file.

Fixed a bug in writing FLAC metadata
Fixed a bug that caused read errors with FLAC files that contained metadata.

Fixed several items related to ID3 Tags
-Added support for v2.2 of Attached Picture (previous support was limited to v2.3).
-Fixed a bug where other ID3 Tags could overwrite the Attached Picture during import.
-Changed such that any specified text in the Metadata Tab overrides other values for Encoded By.
-Updated handling of numeric genres.

Fixed issues with saving File Settings in the Convert/Audio Tab
Fixed an issue that prevented some file settings from being saved after changing in the Convert/Audio Tab.

Minor update to WAV file export
Made a minor change to exporting WAV files to not write the 'fact' chunk for uncompressed audio.

Updated LAME MP3 support
Updated LAME MP3 support to add support for gapless playback.

 

Changes in Version 3.3.2

Fixed an issue when pressing Escape to cancel text edit
Fixed an issue where pressing Escape to cancel text edit would inadvertently start editing the next item.

Fixed an issue where metadata in the Metadata Tab could not be cleared
Fixed an issue when editing text in the Metadata Tab where clearing text and then pressing Return would not clear the text.

Fixed an issue with transferring artwork from MPEG4 Audio files to MP3 files
Fixed an issue where the artwork was not transferred when converting MEPG4 Audio files to MP3 files.

Enhanced metadata handling when creating ID3 metadata
Fixed some issues and added some functionality with the Title, Year, and Track ID3 metadata items.

Fixed an issue with reading ID3 v2.4 text tags
Fixed an issue regarding unknown text encoding when reading ID3 v2.4 tags.

Fixed an issue where the application would not quit
Fixed an issue where closing the Preferences window with File->Close would not allow the application to quit.

 

Changes in Version 3.3.1

Fixed a bug in setting MPEG 4 Cover Art
Fixed a bug where setting the MPEG 4 Cover Art in the Metadata Tab would not actually save it.

Fixed a bug in writing metadata to MPEG 4 files
Fixed a bug where metadata would be written to MPEG 4 files even if the Produce Metadata checkbox was off.

Fixed small bugs in AIFF, SD2, and WAV file handling
Fixed a small bug in reading SD2 files and a few small bugs in writing AIFF, SD2, and WAV files.

Fixed a crash bug with ID3 Comments
Fixed a crash when using ID3 Comments as a metadata source in the Metadata Tab.

Fixed an issue where an error would occur when converting to AAC Low Complexity
Fixed an issue where a converter quality error would be displayed when converting to AAC Low Complexity.

Fixed an issue with MPEG 4 Audio Apple Lossless Sample Rates
Fixed an issue where Sample Rates greater than 65535Hz were not read correctly from MPEG 4 Audio Apple Lossless files.

Fixed an issue where some artwork wasn't display properly
Fixed an issue where artwork tagged with the MIME type "image/jpg" wasn't displayed properly.

 

Changes in Version 3.3

New Volume Control
Added a new volume control for playback.It is implemented as a taper fader with a range of +10dB to -200dB.

New MPEG 4 Audio file support
Added support for importing and creating MPEG 4 Audio files with complete metadata import and export.

New Editor/Viewer for ID3 Attached Picture Tag
Added the ability to view and change ID3 Attached Pictures.

New Import Embedded Artwork Preference
Added a new preference to control importing embedded artwork.This option skips importing artwork reducing memory needs and improves performance.The default is on.

New Display Help in Asset List Preference
Added a new preference to control displaying help messages in the Asset List.

Fixed an issue when playing back MP3 assets.
Fixed an issue where while playing several MP3 assets, hitting the right arrow would cause the application to hang.

Fixed an issue when writing Regions and Loops to output files
Fixed an issue when writing Regions and Loops to output files of a different sample rate than the input file, the Regions and Loops would have corrupted time values.

Fixed an issue when creating Droplets
Fixed an issue where an error was encountered when creating Droplets on OS X 10.3.x

Fixed an issue with Check for Update
Fixed an issue where Check for Update would hang in certain circumstances.

Fixed issues with the Monkey Tools Finder Contextual Menu Plugin
Fixed an issue where the Monkey Tools Finder Contextual Menu Plugin was not being installed on OS X 10.3.x.Also fixed an issue where the plugin would not load in certain circumstances.

 

Changes in Version 3.2.6

Fixed an issue where v1.1 Tags were always written to MP3 files.
Fixed an issue where v1.1 Tags were always written to MP3 files despite the setting of the "Produce Metadata" checkbox.

Fixed an issue when opening a saved session.
Fixed an issue where some settings were not restored when opening a saved session.

Fixed an issue where the application was still in demo mode after activation.
Fixed an issue where the application needed to be restarted to exit demo mode after activation.

Fixed an issue with Droplets.
Fixed an issue where Droplets would not process Folders.Droplets need to be remade to add processing of folders.

Fixed a crash issue with Check for Update
Fixed an issue where an error during downloading the check for update data caused a crash.

Fixed a crash when writing MP3 files
Fixed an issue where writing v1.1 ID3 tags to MP3 files could cause a crash.

 

Changes in Version 3.2.5

Fixed an issue where split files were not always recognized as split files.
In certain circumstances, when invoking Rapid Convert directly or through a Droplet, split files would not be recognized as split files.Sound Grinder now correctly identifies split files in these cases.

Fixed MPEG-4 Playback When More Than 2 Channels in Output Device
Fixed an issue where playing back MPEG-4 (.m4a) files to output devices set up to play more than 2 channels would generate an error and not play.

Fixed a Crash When Clicking the Loop Button
Fixed an issue where clicking the Loop button with no assets in the asset list would crash.

Fixed a Crash When Editing Info in the Asset List
Fixed an issue when editing metadata in the Asset List and hitting the Delete key in certain situations would cause a crash.

Fixed Issues With Reading ID3 Tags
Fixed a couple issues where ID3 Tags were not being read correctly.

 

Changes in Version 3.2.4

Fixed Issues with creating waveform overviews
Fixed several issues related to creating waveform overviews.

Improved import performance
Completed performance tuning of recent internal code improvements to greatly improve the speed of importing many files.

Fixed error when replacing Droplet
Fixed an issue where replacing a Droplet would not remove the original Droplet.

Simplified Installation
You can now install Sound Grinder by simply copying it to your Applications folder.Sound Grinder will finish the installation procedure at launch.

 

Changes in Version 3.2.3

Corrected error when creating WAVE files
Fixed an issue where Sound Grinder would write invalid byte counts into WAVE files.

Corrected error when creating Ogg/Vorbis files
Fixed an issue where Sound Grinder would not create Ogg/Vorbis files.

Corrected a playback error
Fixed an issue where occasionally Sound Grinder would hang after stopping playback.

Updated Quicktime Metadata <--> ID3 Tag mapping
Made minor enhancements to the Quicktime Metadata <--> ID3 Tag equivalents list.

 

Changes in Version 3.2.2

Corrected FLAC Export Error
Corrected an error where changing the channels option after selecting FLAC would prevent conversion.

Corrected Split Files Creation Error
Corrected an error where the output files would be stereo instead of mono.

Destination Location Prompt
Sound Grinder now prompts for a destination folder when the previously specified folder no longer exists.

Output Filename Validation
Sound Grinder now ensures all output filenames contain only valid characters.Invalid characters are replaced by "_"

File Type Identification Error
Corrected an issue where imported Quicktime files were incorrectly recognized as AMR.

Restored 10.3 Support
Corrected an issue preventing Sound Grinder from launching on OS X 10.3.x.

 

Changes in Version 3.2.1

Corrected "Upgrade" crash
Corrected an issue where, in the right circumstance, clicking "Upgrade" at the splash screen would cause Sound Grinder to crash.

Updated Vorbis and FLAC Support
Sound Grinder now supports Vorbis 1.2.0 and FLAC and Ogg/FLAC 1.2.1.

Droplet Bug Fix
Corrected an issue where in some cases Droplets would not run.

 

Changes in Version 3.2

Updated User Interface
Sound Grinder adds a horizontal wiper between the list view and conversion pane.Move the slider up and down to resize, double-click to open and close the conversion pane and option+double-click to reset to the default position.

Improved Removable Drive Handling
Corrected an issue when using removable USB Flash drives.

Updated FLAC Comments Handling
Fixed an issue in reading FLAC comments.

Corrected an MP4 Decoding Issue
Corrected an issue where some anomalies occurred during MP4 decoding.

Added a Stereo to Mono Mixer
Sound Grinder now mixes both channels when converting stereo to mono.

New Key Commands
Sound Grinder now supports the J, K and L key commands for REW/PLAY/FWD.

New Preferences
You can now choose what happens when double-clicking in the List View and other lists.

Updated for 10.5 (Leopard)
Updated Sound Grinder to be fully functional on 10.5 (Leopard).

 

Changes in Version 3.1.2

Corrected UI issue
Corrected an issue where clicking on an empty metadata cell would give an error and Option+clicking on an empty metadata cell would not initiate editing.

 

Changes in Version 3.1.1

Corrected UI issue
Corrected an issue where moving the window would cause the controls to extend off the edge of the window.

Repaired writing ID3 Comments field to file
Corrected an issue in writing ID3 Comments to converted files.

Repaired writingID3 Encoded By field to file
Corrected an issue in writing ID3 "Encoded By" comments to converted files.

Added Quicktime metadata enhancement
Added a new "Time Reference"item for Quicktime Metadata that corresponds to Time Code.

Repaired writing split WAVE files
Corrected an issue when creating split WAVE files.

 

Changes in Version 3.1

Added new flags for MP3 files
Added the "Audio is copyrighted" and the "Original content" flags in the MP3 codec settings.

Added new "WAVE Info" metadata support
Sound Grinder now features a complete viewing and editing of WAVE Info metadata.

Added editing support for 'COMM', 'TXXX', and 'WXXX' ID3 Tags
Sound Grinder now includes an editor for these types of complex metadata.

Enhanced conversion settings retention
Now Sound Grinder will remember your most recent conversion settings and default to these when opening a new window.In addition, Sound Grinder will remember the last window position and open new windows at this position.

Conversion settings display during Rapid Convert
During Rapid Convert, Sound Grinder now gives you the option to view the current conversion settings.

Updated AIFF support
Fixed a minor bug in AIFF file support.

Latest eSellerate support
Updated to the latest eSellerate release that repairs errors in manual activation and provides further stability.

 

Changes in Version 3.0.2

Update to MP3 conversion
We have corrected an issue related to the handling of sample rates when performing MP3 conversions.

Updated Split File Naming
We have updated Sound Grinder to resolve one case where split files were not properly named on export.

 

Changes in Version 3.0.1

Updates to the Upgrade Process
This version fixes issues related to instability and the inability for some users to upgrade.

Enhanced MP3 export support
Updated Sound Grinder to allow turning off automatic output sample rate adjustment when creating MP3's.

Updated Windows Media conversion
Updated Sound Grinder to no longer error when converting from Windows Media files to Wave files.

 

Changes in Version 3.0

Universal Binary Support
Sound Grinder is now a Universal Binary running 100% native on both Intel and PowerPC microprocessors.

Enhanced Metadata Handling
Sound Grinder now provides support for even more types of metadata for more types of files, including reading and writing the full suite of ID3 tags in AIFF, WAVE and MP3.Metadata can now be displayed not only in the "File Info" pane, but also in the main "File List". Every metadata item can be edited for single or multiple assets by simply OPTION+clicking the edit field. Specific metadata items can be pre-filled for export in the new Metadata Tab in the conversion settings.

Enhanced Quicktime Format Support
Sound Grinder has been updated to take full advantage of all audio formats supported by the Apple® Quicktime® architecture.This includes the ability to read files through Quicktime components such as the Flip4Mac® Windows Media® component, and others.

Support for Droplets
Sound Grinder now includes a new workflow option called Droplets, which provides an even simpler, yet more powerful way of converting audio. Setup your conversion settings, choose "Create Droplet..." from the Preset Action menu and save the Droplet to any location.Now when you drag any file(s)/folder(s) to the saved droplet icon, Sound Grinder will process those files instantly using your specified settings.

Enhanced Format Options
Sound Grinder now includes the option of retaining the original format.Split audio files remain split and interleaved files remain interleaved even when included together in the same batch of files that are converted.

Added Additional Help Options
Sound Grinder now supports additional links under the "Help..." menu.These links provide additional assistance in learning more about Sound Grinder, and providing further assistance.

 

Changes in Version 2.5.7

Sound Grinder crashes after creating VBR MP3's
Fixed an issue where after creating VBR MP3's, Sound Grinder would crash.This was caused by an incompatibility between a system library that the LAME dylib is loading and Sound Grinder.You can now use either version of the LAME codec without crashing.

 

Changes in Version 2.5.6

Repaired crash during Rapid Convert
Fixed an issue where Sound Grinder would crash when opening the Rapid Convert settings option after choosing a destination.

Playback hogssystem resources
Fixed an issue where playback ineffectively utilizes system resources causing system slowdowns.

Channels reduced during conversion
Fixed an issue where choosing "unchanged" in the channels option still limited exported files to 2 channels.

Audio Time-stamp not always retained when converting from BWAVE to Sound Designer 2 files
An enhancement was made to ensure that the audio time stamp is always retained when converting from BWAVE to Sound Designer 2 files.

Waveform Overviews in Sound Designer 2 files
Fixed an issue where the waveform overviews were not being created properly for Sound Designer 2 files.

 

Changes in Version 2.5.5

Enhanced AIFF and WAVE/BWAVE importing
Improved support of AIFF and WAVE/BWAVE file importing to handle cases of malformed and corrupted files.

Updated support for mono FLAC files
Fixed an issue regarding mono FLAC files.

Fixed retaining region information during conversion
Fixed an issue where Sound Grinder would not retain region information while performing a conversion.Now all region information is properly retained.

Fixed WAVE/BWAVEmetadata export handling
We have fixed an issue where metadata in WAVE/BWAVE files created by Sound Grinder may not be recognized in other applications.

Fixed a hang on import of Sound Designer 2 files
Corrected a situation where Sound Grinder would hang when importing Sound Designer 2 files with region information.

MP3 fix and enhancement
We corrected an issue regarding the handling of min/max bit-rates for MP3 export and added support for importing MP3 files using the MPEG 2.5 specification.

 

Changes in Version 2.5.4

Fixed application crashes on certain conversions
Fixed an issue where Sound Grinder would unexpectedly quit when converting from compressed audio files to uncompressed formats.

Updated support for Apple Lossless files
Updated to include support for importing 24 and 32 bit Apple Lossless files.

 

Changes in Version 2.5.3

Fixed issues causing "end of file" errors
Fixed an issue where Sound Grinder would display "end of file" errors during import.

Fixed Log Window crash
Fixed a bug where if you have the Log Window open, one open session with unsaved changes, and quit Sound Grinder, Sound Grinder will crash on exit.

Logging updates
We updated our logging information to include file/folder name for all file related errors.

BWAVE enhancements
We have updated our support of the BWAV file format providing better support of content specific to this format.

Quicktime metadata enhancements
We have updated our Quicktime conversion to better handle extended characters.

MP3 bug fixed for later versions of the LAME codec
In earlier versions of the LAME codec, it was necessary to add additional silence to correct anerror.This was corrected in a later version of the LAME codec.  Our MP3 support now only writes the additional silence if the LAME version is prior to 3.96. 

 

Changes in Version 2.5.2

Fixed crash occurring when creating split files
Fixed an issue where Sound Grinder would crash when creating split files from non-stereo files.

Fixed bug in playback on external audio devices
Playback when using external audio hardware was played back incorrectly.

Playback performance enhancement
If a file was played and then paused, and then restarted the system activity was spiked.

 

Changes in Version 2.5.1

Escape Key Crash Fix
Fixed a crash that would occur if the "escape' key was used to stop playback.

Preview Play Repaired
Fixed an issue where use of the Option+Spacebar to preview playback did not operate properly.

Conversion from Apple Lossless to FLAC fixed
Corrects issues related to converting audio files from Apple Lossless to FLAC.

Conversion from MP3 to QT/AMR fixed
Corrects issues related to converting audio files from MP3(LAME) to QT/AMR.

 

Changes in Version 2.5

Support for FLAC, OGG/FLAC, and BWAV formats
You can now import and export FLAC, OGG/FLAC and BWAV file formats and their associated metadata.

Support for MP3 ID3 Tags, Vorbis Comments, FLAC Comments, and Quicktime User Data
You can now import, edit and export MP3 ID3 Tags, Vorbis Comments, FLAC Comments, and Quicktime User Data as supported by the LAME MP3 and other codecs and standards.Additionally, when converting between formats, any equivalent metadata will be carried over to the output file.

Support for Digidesign file content
Sound Grinder now supports the retention of Digidesign specific content in AIFF, WAVE/BWAVE, and Sound Designer 2 files.This data includes region info, waveform overviews, comments and other text info.

Support for Finder/Spotlight Comments
In addition to standard metadata, you can now import/export Finder/Spotlight comments, and export processing information including:date, time, file type, codec, bit depth, and sample rate.

Updated Interface
Sound Grinder now includes new enhancements to the main window including:additional columns in the list view, support for loop playback and updated transport controls.

Playback with Preview
You can now hear the results of your conversion and normalizing settings prior to conversion.Simply select your files and press OPTION+SPACE to hear the expected end result.

New Logging Options
We have added a feature in preferences to “Log Errors and Continue Processing”.Enabling this feature instructs Sound Grinder to attempt to process all files, even if errors are encountered.Any errors or other messages will appear in a Log Window.This is very helpful for large jobs where you cannot monitor the processing, but need to be informed of any issues that may have occurred.

New Enhanced Processing Engine
While previous versions of Sound Grinder were excellent, we thought we could do better!So for Sound Grinder 2.5, we have developed a new, enhanced processing engine, almost completely rewritten from the ground up to be faster, more efficient, rock solid and provide the groundwork for many future enhancements.We are confident that you will really enjoy this version!

 

Changes in Version 2.2.1

Implemented additional support for LAME MP3
Sound Grinder provides additional support for LAME MP3 builds.

Fix for Dual-mono Sound Designer II files
Fixed an issue where dual-mono Sound Designer II files were not created .

Improved import capability for Pro Tools™
Fixed an issue where Sound Designer II files were not recognized as audio by Pro Tools™.

 

Changes in Version 2.2

New codecs for the WAVE file format
Sound Grinder now provides Alaw and µlaw compression for the WAVE format.

Added "Other..." option for custom sample rates
Sound Grinder now has the option of specifying custom sample rates by choosing, "Other..." from the sample rate pop-up menu.

New Rapid Convert™ function
When initiating a Rapid Convert session, if Sound Grinder is not open, Sound Grinder will launch, process the files, and then quit.If Sound Grinder is running and a Rapid Convert session is launched, Sound Grinder will remain open after the process is complete.

 

Changes in Version 2.1.1

MP3 Improvements
Sound Grinder now provides support for additional sample rates in MP3 conversion.

Stability Improvement
Fixed a bug where Sound Grinder could potentially crash using Rapid Convert if the preferences were deleted prior to launching.

Fixed a potential crash bug processing more than 4,000 files.

 

Changes in Version 2.1

Normalizing
Sound Grinder now provides the ability to normalize files during conversion. Both Peak and RMS (Root Mean Squared) methods are available.The Peak method allows you to specify the level of the peak sample in the file.The RMS method allows you to specify the level of the “perceived volume/loudness” of the file.

New AMR Narrowband Format Support
Sound Grinder now provides the ability to create AMR Narrowband(.amr) files.

 

Changes in Version 2.0.2:

New Naming Option
The "Naming Option" menu now includes the option to keep the original filename during processing, by choosing "Original Filename (no change)".

Improved Activation Process
The activation process has been updated to correct an issue preventing some users from activating.

Updated OGG/Vorbis support
Both OGG support and Vorbis support have been updated to the latest versions.This update also fixes crashes seen with invalid OGG/Vorbis files.

 

Changes in Version 2.0

Rapid Convert™
Sound Grinder now provides an even faster and more efficient way to process files directly from the Finder through Contextual Menus, the Services menu and through Drag and Drop onto the Sound Grinder application icon (in the Finder or the Dock).

Playback Slider
We have created a unique and effective playback slider that displays the current time and provides scrubbing during drag for easy location of gaps and content.

Additional File Format Support
Sound Grinder now supports OGG/Vorbis, MP3 (LAME codec), and Quicktime Movie support for AAC, Apple Lossless, and AMR Narrowband codecs.

Pull-up/Pull-down sample rates
Sound Grinder now supports the standard Pull-up/Pull-down sample rates for film/video engineers.

Retain Original Folder Structure

Sound Grinder now provides the ability to retain the entire folder structure of the original files during processing.This is extremely useful for processing an entire folder, hard drive, or server volume into a new format while keeping the exact same folder hierarchy.

31 Character Filename Limit
Sound Grinder now includes the ability to limit the processed filename to 31 characters.This provides improved file support for older operating systems.

New Installer
Sound Grinder now incorporates a new streamlined install process that is very simple and gets you up and running quickly.