Version History of Audacity 1.3.9

Bug fixes for:

  • Crash, slow launch or excessive CPU/memory usearising from automatic VST support:
    • VST instrument plug-ins should now be correctly ignored
    • VST effects now scanned only at start of first session that detects them, then cached
    • Effects are now not loaded or opened until needed
    • New "Effects" tab in Preferences to enable/disable VST effects and enable VST rescan on next launch
  • Default View Mode now works
  • Chains now always apply their stored parameters rather than those last used in Effect menu
  • Non-MP3 files imported via drag or Recent Files causedcrash if filter in file open window set to MP3
  • AAC exports (using the optional FFmpeg library) silenced
  • Generating audio always fitted the project in the window; fit now done only if generating in new track
  • View menu items/shortcuts incorrectly disabled when playingor recording
  • DTMF generator defaulted to zero duration on open
  • Unwanted interactions between linked audio and label tracks
  • (Windows XP)  Failure to launch on some machines due to "incorrect configuration" issue
  • (Windows)  Crash importing a stereo file while a screen reader such as JAWS is running
  • (Mac OS X) :
    • Audio Units effects applied to all tracks in project even if not selected
    • QuickTime importer now handles files greater than 16-bit or 64000 Hz
  • Various other interface bugs

Improvements:

  • Compressor: new option to compress based on peaks, improved attack and decay time support
  • Mixer Board: improved design, more responsive meters andnow interacts fully with Track Panel in main window