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xACT 2.0
« on: September 29, 2010, 04:09:13 PM »
xACT 2.0 
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14246/xact

-rewritten entirely from scratch in Objective C
-many bug fixes
-updated UI, new icons
-added auto-update via Sparkle
-multithreaded - can execute multiple tasks at once (see application preferences to set the number of threads). Dock icon will show number of tasks in queue.
-can cancel tasks already in progress
-progress bars for most tasks
-option to specify the format of custom "by disc" and "fileset" shntool len output text (see application preferences)
-tags tab can now tag FLAC and M4A (aac, Apple Lossless) files
-converting flac > Apple Lossless will now copy Flac tags to the Apple Lossless files
-splitting tracks from a CUE sheet will now rename tracks based on TITLE info in the cue sheet
-updated shntool to 3.0.10
-updated wavpack to 4.60.1
-updated ttaenc to 3.4.1
-updated cdda2wav to 3.0
-"fix" option will now process files even if they need no fixing
-user can drop a directory on a file list or dock icon to process all of the known file types in the directory and subdirectories
-added shntool "pad" and "strip" functions
-added ability to add or remove Flac Replay Gain (Util tab)
-added ability to trim characters from beginning or end of lines when entering track names
-Checksum files can be saved in source directory.
- Requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher and Intel processor

huge thanks to greenone for helping test
« Last Edit: September 30, 2010, 07:38:03 AM by scb »

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Re: xACT 2.0
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 04:20:28 PM »
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Re: xACT 2.0
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010, 09:48:28 PM »
I love this release...multithreading is absolutely huge. And thanks to Scott for tolerating my constant pesters for the ability to custom-format the shntool len output. ;D
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Re: xACT 2.0
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010, 10:04:54 PM »
thanks to dave for telling me all the ways i screwed things up :)

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Re: xACT 2.0
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010, 08:05:30 AM »
the ability to custom-format the shntool len output.

This is great although I have to admit I was hoping for the ability to leave off the milliseconds as my track markers are always placed on the second. So I'll still have to go and delete the ":00" by hand but I'm happy now I won't have to add the [brackets] by hand!

(i.e. 1:00 vs. 1:00:00)

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Re: xACT 2.0
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010, 09:13:50 AM »
the ability to custom-format the shntool len output.

This is great although I have to admit I was hoping for the ability to leave off the milliseconds as my track markers are always placed on the second.
(i.e. 1:00 vs. 1:00:00)

really?  that always works out for you?

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Re: xACT 2.0
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2010, 09:46:31 AM »
really?  that always works out for you?

Yes. I've been processing this way for ~ 5 years now and I've never a problem with it. I use Sound Studio, set the grid to 1 second, snap to grid, and add markers. The tracks always align on sector boundaries (since each second is on a boundary) so I eliminate that step as well.

I realize this is probably too highly specialized of an issue for you to deal with so that's why I never mentioned it. I'd be seriously surprised if anyone else processed shows the way I do even though I've posted about it before. It's the absolute quickest and easiest workflow I've ever used.

I still do greatly appreciate your time and energy that you put into this software!

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Re: xACT 2.0
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2010, 09:58:46 AM »
it works even for bands that do a lot of songs flowing into each other? you never have a track split that seems a half second too soon or too late? 

it's not a hard thing to implement.  I just never thought of doing it...

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Re: xACT 2.0
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2010, 12:25:40 PM »

- Requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher and Intel processor


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Re: xACT 2.0
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2010, 01:16:30 PM »

- Requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher and Intel processor


damn...  :(

sorry.  some of the things I used in the code are 10.6 only...

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Re: xACT 2.0
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2010, 04:38:40 AM »
Great stuff - a great program becomes even better - the multithreading is sweet!

many thanks for all your hard work.
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Re: xACT 2.0
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2010, 11:40:19 PM »
Awesome!
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Re: xACT 2.0
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2010, 11:58:27 AM »
Definitely faster, and it now converts the FLAC tags to MP3s completey (used to chop off longer titles)....  Also love the "Queue" that it shows now so one knows how much progress has been made.  Thanks so much!
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Re: xACT 2.0
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2010, 01:26:43 PM »
I've personally never worried about SBE & don't know that I'd notice a CD plagued by it. 1/75th of a second? I say meh :)

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Re: xACT 2.0
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2010, 10:03:44 PM »
I've personally never worried about SBE & don't know that I'd notice a CD plagued by it. 1/75th of a second? I say meh :)

Used xact 2.0 for the first time the other day to rip flac24->mp3 for someone at work. Freaking awesome stuff Scott!

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