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Opus GUI v1.0 released!

Opus GUI v1.0 released!

Hi everyone,

Today, I have released Opus GUI v1.0, which is a tool to encode FLAC or WAV files to the Free and Open Source Opus file format:

Opus GUI V1.0 Screenshot

It is very easy to use, just follow these steps:

  1. Browse for a folder that contains FLAC or WAV files.
  2. Browse for a folder to store the encoded files.
  3. Write a bitrate number. I personally use 64 to encode files to 64kbit using Variable Bit Rate.
  4. Press the “Start” button.

That’s all! Your files will be encoded in no time!

You can then use an Opus-compatible music player like foobar2000 or use a hardware DAP like the Hiby R3 which works really good with Opus files.

Download

To download Opus GUI, head to the following link:
https://github.com/moisesmcardona/opus_gui/releases/tag/v1.0

To browse the source code, go here:
https://github.com/moisesmcardona/opus_gui/

Enjoy!

FLAC GUI v1.2 Released!

FLAC GUI v1.2 Released!

Hi everyone,

Today, I have released v1.2 of FLAC GUI:

FLAC GUI v1.2 Screenshot

This version adds Multi-Threaded encoding, meaning that each of your CPU threads will encode a file, significantly speeding up the encoding process. For example, if you have a folder with lots of music files and you have an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU which has 16 threads, you’ll be encoding 16 music files at a time! This assuming that the folder contains 16 or more files. If the folder contains less than 16 files, the software will use a number of threads that match the file count. If the folder contains more than 16 files, it will encode 16 files at a time until it finishes.

As of the GUI, being now a Multi-Threaded software means that the GUI will not get locked as it did in previous versions. The stability is way better now.

Download this new version at the GitHub project release page.

Enjoy!

FLAC GUI v1.1 released!

FLAC GUI v1.1 released!

Hi everyone,

Today, I’ve released FLAC GUI v1.1:

FLAC GUI v1.1 Screenshot

This new version includes 2 options that will further improve the compression of the FLAC files. These options are:

  • Exhaustive model search (-e flag in the flac.exe command line)
  • Exhaustively search LP coeff quantization (-p flag in the flac.exe command line)

By enabling these options in the GUI, you’ll save a few kb per FLAC files but the encoding time will be a little slower. If you don’t mind waiting a few extra seconds or minutes while wanting to save a few more KB, then these options will greatly help.

You can download the software and view the source code at the flac_gui GitHub repository by clicking here.

Hope you enjoy it!

NOTE: The FLAC executable was compiled for the x64 bit architecture. If you want to use it in a 32-bit OS, you’ll need to find a compatible FLAC version.