The Levelator® Change History

Known Bugs and Limitations in Version 2.1.2

  • None

Changes from Version 2.1.1 to 2.1.2 (OS X Only)

  • Version 2.1.2 is compatible with OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

Changes from Version 2.0.3 to 2.1.1

  • If an .mp4 file was submited it was reported as an .mp3 file. (Neither are accepted by The Levelator.)
  • Attempts to Levelate compressed files (ie, other than WAV, AIFF, etc.) are now detected and reported in a more friendly manner.
  • If the source file can't be opened (eg, due to a permissions problem) a better error message is displayed.
  • "New Version" alerts are now displayed even for minor updates if specified on our servers.
  • When installing a new version, the program did not always display the "news" file on first startup (OS X only).
  • There were a variety of problems under OS X:
    • Version 2.0.3: Audio files could not be processed on PowerPC Macs under OS X 10.4.x. (The visible error message began ""Level reports: dyld:lazy symbol binding failed: Symbol not found")
    • Version 2.0.3: A permissions error was reported on a variety of OS X versions and configurations.
    • Version 2.1.0: Failed on PowerPC Macs (all versions of OS X).
  • When installing a new version, the program did not always display the "news" file on first startup (OS X only).

Changes from Version 1.4.1 to 2.0.3

  • A number of improvements have been made to The Levelator's® algorithms based on sample audio files submitted by users. Most notably is a reduction in certain unnatural volume adjustments.
  • libsndfile has been updated to version 1.0.21 which has fixed the following:
    • 24-bit files are now properly supported.
    • Soundtrack Pro 2 .aiff files are now supported.
    • Adobe Soundbooth files are now supported.
    • Unicode filenames are now supported.
  • Very short source files are now supported.
  • You can now drag/drop and audio file onto the application icon in the OS X Dock.
  • The Levelator® now verifies that it has sufficient disk space for temporary and output files before processing the source file.
  • ctrl-o/cmd-o (Open File...) now works after alt-tab has been used to switch applications.
  • The .ini (settings) file is now deleted during installation in order to properly refresh the 'news' timestamp. (Fixed in Windows version only.)
  • The formatting of error reports has been improved.
  • Log files are now unique on a per-user basis.

Known Bugs and Limitations in 1.4.x

  • Windows 2000 is no longer supported.
  • The Levelator® cannot open files created by Adobe Soundbooth. We're waiting for a fix in libsndfile 1.0.18.
  • The Levelator® cannot open some AIFF files created by Soundtrack Pro 2. We're waiting for a fix in libsndfile 1.0.18. Workaround: Save as WAV file.
  • The Levelator® cannot open some WAV files created by Adobe Premiere Pro. We're waiting for a fix in libsndfile 1.0.18. Workaround: Save as AIFF file.
  • The Linux version is locked to Ubuntu 7.10 x86.

Changes from Version 1.4.0 to 1.4.1

  • When the app is (re)installed, it clears its cache of the new "phone home" message.
  • If you right-click on an audio file, Send to... allows you to start The Levelator®. No longer does this leave an additional instance of the application running each time.
  • The Levelator® appears in the Windows task bar. (Windows only)
  • The Levelator® is included in the Alt-Tab display of running applications.
  • Error messages no longer include cryptic characters such as "\n".

Changes from Version 1.3.0 to 1.4.0

  • Now accepts filenames containing spaces.
  • Now processes very short audio files.
  • Accessibility for visually-impaired users:
    • Windows only: Right-click on a source audio file, select "Send To" from the menu, then "CN Levelator®".
    • OS X only: With The Levelator® as the active application press Command-o for a File|Open dialog box
  • Windows installer now includes MSVCP71.dll, which previously had to be downloaded by some users.
  • New desktop icon shows up better against blue screen backgrounds.
  • Killing the UI thread now terminates the entire application.
  • Added link to documentation of supported file formats.
  • The Levelator® "phones home" at startup to The Conversations Network (a) to check for new versions (as in the past) and (b) to check for infrequent promotional messages.
  • The license agreement has been updated to include a description of the phone-home behavior.

Changes from Version 1.2.1 to 1.3.0

  • Fixed a bug that caused The Levelator® to crash when trying to Levelator® more than one source file.

Changes from Version 1.1.0 to 1.2.1

  • Rebranded to The Conversations Network logos, etc.

Changes from Version 0.1 (beta) to 1.1.0

  • A cool new interface.
  • Significant improvements in the levelation algorithms. (Thanks to all those who submitted challenging audio files. We used every one of them in our testing.)
    • improved handling of background noise
    • improved processing of stereo files
    • fewer 'breathing" and "pumping" artifacts
  • All sample rates and bit depths are now supported. Previously, some such as 22,050Hz and 24-bit were not.
  • Renaming the application files to simply "Levelator" in order to make the application easier to locate in alpahbetized lists.
  • Elimination of the Java Web Start user interface in favor of a native UI for each platform.
  • Easing of restrictions on commercial use. (Read the new license.)
  • You can now drag-and-drop an audio file onto the application's icon, even if the application is not currently running.
  • The application window can now be minimized.
  • OS X 10.3 (Panther) is now supported.
  • You can drag-and-drop an audio file onto the application's icon in the Dock (OS X).
  • Temporary files are managed more efficiently.
  • Web-site buttons!

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