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CDex Portable 1.7 Dev Test 4 [Testers Needed]

What's CDex?
CDex can extract the data directly (digital) from an Audio CD, which is generally called a CD Ripper or a CDDA utility. The resulting audio file can be a plain WAV file (useful for making compilation audio CDs) or the ripped audio data can be compressed using an audio encoder. Many encoders are supported, to name a few:

Lame MP3 encoder
Internal MP2 encoder
APE lossles audio format
Ogg Vorbis encoder
The Windows MP3 encoder (Fraunhofer MP3 encoder)
NTT VQF encoder
FAAC encoder
Windows WMA8 encoder
In addition, WAV files on the hard drive can be converted to a Compressed Audio File (and visa versa). CDex also supports many audio file tag formats like the ID3V1 and ID3V2 tags, which can be automatically inserted as part of the ripping process.

CDex Project Homepage: http://cdexos.sourceforge.net
CDex is licensed under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE 3

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Change Notes:

*I finally figured out how to make the program use relative paths (the .ini file has to be edited directly and not through the settings interface.
*Save to LocalCDDB has been turned off (but it turned back on it should save to Data/LocalCDDB). That setting has work on the two machines I've tested on.
*Temp Working directory is C:\Windows\Temp
*Output files are saved to Documents\Music

*Copyright info updated in installers and 7zip references removed.
*Source folders combined into one folder

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This is my first attempt at making a portable app so let me know if there's anything wrong with it, or anything I need to change.

Newest dev test: http://rapidshare.com/files/93071616/CDex_Portable.paf.exe
Download: http://rapidshare.com/files/92339304/CDex_Portable.paf.exe
MD5: e5c47dae54c651186b7ec37810d35976

Installer Size: 2.09 MB
Installed: 2.56 MB
Size on Disc: 2.66 MB

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UPX

Some of the files in \App\cdex need to be compressed with UPX. Recommend you decompress all the .exe and .dll files then recompress them with the "official" UPX options.

See this page: http://cubegames.net/development/compression

That's as far as I got this morning with testing as I have to bolt to work...

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Done.

I decompressed all and recompressed. The new link is in the original post. Let me know if anything else needs to be done or changed.

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I'm

going out now, but I'll download it and test it to report to you ASAP.

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report Biggrin

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Thanks

I appreciate it. Wink

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Sorry

I'm on travel...

I tested it last night on Windows Vista Home Premium, works very good but I suggest to redirect the default folders to ../../Documents/Music in the portable device, this App is creating a long chain folder on My documents (which is a separate partition on my HD)

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report Biggrin

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That should just be a matter

That should just be a matter of offering a default CDex.ini or something. I'd expect you would want the program to remember where the user told it to put files, but it might be better to have it start with a folder on the removable drive.

The CDex.ini that comes with it has these entries, that should probably be "fixed" and put into a DefaultData folder.

[General]
MP3OutputDir=C:\
CnvOutputDir=C:\
RecOutputDir=D:\
MP3InputDir=D:\
PlayDir=D:\
WAVInputDir=D:\
CDDBPath=D:\PortableApps\CDexPortable\Data\LocalCDDB\

MC

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Ok

I'll try that... thanks

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report Biggrin

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I finally figured out how to

I finally figured out how to make the program use relative paths (the .ini file has to be edited directly and not through the settings interface.

And now all LocalCDDB entried go to Data\LocalCDDB (if the user turns that option back on that is) and ripped filed go to Documents\Music.

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cool

works fine now with the relative paths Smile
but at least i think the cdex. ini should go to the data\settings\ dir. I have seen in some launcher-scripts of apps, where the .ini is in that folder, how to make it, but i don't know, how to realize it in this app, maybe in the same way. Or can't the .ini-path be changed, cause it is defined in the cdex.exe? I don't know,... Sad Any ideas?

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Cool

I'll try it out tomorrow.
I also took the liberty of uploading the App to my hosting space (thanks Patrick) as I don't like Rapidshare too much Smile
Link: http://nascent-project.org/simeon/CDex_Portable.paf.exe

EDIT

Something is very weird with your launcher as it creates 2 folders called "CDexPortable" and "CDex" in CDexPortable.
You might want to check that. And I think the CDDB folders should go in the /Data folder.

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and local CDDB uses a fixed path, so..

and local CDDB uses a fixed path, so it should always direct to the /data folder or You have to uncheck it in settings for not leaving a folder on every PC

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I've

tweaked it and reuploaded it. Hopefully I worked out the issues in it this time.

I think the other folders were being createed based on some leftover paths in the .ini file. I've removed them all, so users will have to config it a little bit when they run it the first time and tell the program where they want stuff put.

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Any thoughts on naming the

Any thoughts on naming the paf file with John's recommended naming convention?

MC

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still puts CDDB folder on drive D:\

which isn´t the portable one. Seems that it doesn´t have a relative path to \data\local CDDB ?

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No

it doesn't use relative paths (or if it does, I can't figure out how to make them work).

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Encoders included ?

I checked out the project homepage and I can't determine if the encoders are included with this package or just supported. Jeffm I am assuming that you are very familiar with this product; can you give me a layman's breakdown on what's included? Reason being: if it manages to have a free version of the Fraunhofer mp3 codec I would love to have it as I have not been able to find this without paying for a license ie: Adobe Audition, which has it but is pay ware. I kind of found the source page to be somewhat vague about this and I figured a user could give me some insight. Thanks so much in advance!!!
Steve

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It generally includes Lame

It generally includes Lame by default. Are you saying you don't like Lame? Or are you just looking for a free version of Fraunhofer? Or maybe you want MP3pro?

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Not looking for free...

I have all of those codecs through Adobe and I paid for them; what I was asking was if they were included in this package, or if it will only detect ones that are present on whatever system it is plugged in to. I have always used AA for encoding/decoding, however if I want to plug in to a different PC while out on the road I wanted to know what would be available with this download, I couldn't find that answer on the project page and I was wondering if (before I tried it) they were included in the package. I figured the users out there might be able to clue me in. BTW Lame is a great codec I have used it often, and I don't think that MP3Pro is available for free anywhere. Although, I have been known to be wrong before...

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I remember playing with this

I remember playing with this a bit, back when it was CoolEdit, after purchasing the Frauenhofer codec. I was not able to make it work in CDex. But it was not a terribly high priority, more an effort to hear whether there was much of a difference between it and Lame, so I may not have been sufficiently motivated to pull it off. What I concluded at the time was that the CoolEdit version of the codec must be proprietary in some way. Again, I could be wrong.

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Lame

is included by default, but I'vr never tried to add other codecs into it, so I'm not sure if they'll work.

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My question answered

As far as I can tell this is the same codec that is used in AA/Cool Edit. I discovered that for pay ware a license to use the Fraunhofer codec is required, however if the product generates no revenue, it can be included without paying a royalty fee. So I won't have to add anything. It would be cool it it were possible to add other codecs. Just Fyi for anyone who might also be an AA user and likes that particular codec. Thanks for putting up with the rambling, and for the cool software.

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New polish file for CDex 1.70

Please update my new polish language file for CDex 1.70

Download it here:
http://www.alice-dsl.net/m_t/polish.cdex.zip

Thanks!
M.T

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cdex v1.70. b2

By my Lenovo with the DVD GSA-T30N the cdex work not correctly:
Hi extract only WAV from the CD, but not to mp3!
Ten its convert from wav to mp3 correctly...
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By my Acer 290 i have installed Daemon Tools.
The first one if i start the cdex its found only the virtual-DVD, but not the Toshiba-DVD SDR6472U
after i work on the Lenovo and i activate the the Native NT SCSI-Bibliothek, then it found the Toshiba-DVD.

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BROKEN

cdex 1.51 zip is slower than bonk with lame maxed out

not sure about this one as rapidshare is blocked by no-script

internet explorer would not open the links either

broken

;>jamvaru

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