Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.8.5

  • Mouse- and key binding updates:
    shortcuts keys for recording
    support for multiple popup events (shift-left-button and right-button are now the default on all platforms)
  • Misc. bug fixes including zoom in/out mixup

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.8.4

  • Improved scrollwheel support, including zooming (Ctrl + wheel)
  • Fixed bugs in chooser & preferences dialogs
  • Several other bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.8.3

  • Global console variables SOUND and WSURF contain active sound/widget
  • Localization file for Brazilian Portuguese
  • Minor cosmetic fixes and some bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.8.2

  • The Chooser dialog can now handle bookmarks of the form pathname:<time>
  • Updated documentation
  • Bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.8.1

  • Many minor improvements and fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.8

  • Updated GUI that better matches the platform (WinXP, MacOSX, etc.) WaveSurfer is run on.
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.7.6

  • -config option can now also specify a full path name
  • Chooser-dialog now handles auto-play, Windows path names and sorting
  • Automatically generated plots will not generate "Unsaved changes" dialog on exit as default anymore
  • WaveSurfer Mac binary now uses Tcl/Tk 8.4.9
  • Lots of other minor improvements and bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.7.5

  • Expanded key binding functionality
  • Enhancements to the Chooser-dialog
  • WaveSurfer binaries now use Snack 2.2.9
  • Several other improvements and bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.7.4

  • New functionality for handling long transcription files. The Browse dialog now shows all text for easy navigation. Words are highlighted during playback and when clicked on that part of the sound file will be centered in the view.
  • Unwanted labels can be hidden in transcription panes.
  • Added possibility to "child safe" panes through the new option -state to method addPane in the wsurf API, create such panes like this: $widget addPane -state disabled

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.7.3

  • New statistics window for dataplot-pane
  • Several other improvements and bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.7.2

  • New View-menu items for quick and accurate zooming
  • WaveBar now displays the zoom level
  • Moved several preference items from Misc-pane to new Sound I/O-pane
  • Many other improvements and bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.7.1

  • Corrected bugs in TIMIT-format detection and Chooser...
  • Multiple -config options can now be given when starting WaveSurfer from the command line
  • Added method wsurf::new

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.7

  • Transcription file format is now automatically detected
  • The WaveSurfer transcription format now allows for non-contiguous labels
  • The menu item for converting transcription format became superfluous due to other changes and was removed

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.6.5

  • WaveSurfer binaries now use Snack 2.2.7

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.6.4

  • New "Chooser" dialog to load a list of sound file names for quick access. The command line option -filelist can be used to specify this list at start-up.
  • New transcription function to split a sound file according to a transcription. Labels specify file names.
  • Wsurf widget now has zoom icons built in.
  • WaveSurfer binaries now use Snack 2.2.5
  • Updated demos
  • Many bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.6.3

  • New Wsurf.py by Kazuaki Maeda used for embedding wsurf widgets in Python applications
  • Key bindings Shift-Control-space for playing labels continuously with short inserted pause between each
  • Many bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.6.2

  • WaveSurfer MacOSX binary does not require a Tcl/Tk installation anymore
  • Key bindings for zooming
  • File | Save will now save files for all panes if they contain changes or if they have been created from scratch
  • Removed confusing properties, such as "Data spacing", for dataplot panes related to pitch, power, and formant plots
  • Current configuration shown in title bar
  • WaveSurfer binaries now use Snack 2.2.4
  • Bug fixes for locking dataplots, Windows USB sound cards, etc.

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.6.1

  • Bug fix in dataplot plug-in which prevented saving of configurations
  • Some sound information is now shown in the message bar when cursor is over the widget title bar

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.6.0

  • Changed organization of pop-up menus
  • Dataplot pane can now also display files where one column gives the time coordinate
  • New Python API for writing WaveSurfer plugins in Python. Contributed Geoffrey Wilfart
  • Other minor bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.5.7

  • Improved transcription file search logic
  • A start time offset can be specified for the time axis
  • Values in spectrum section can now be copied to the clipboard as text
  • Enhancements and bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.5.6

  • Added standard copy/paste functionality for transcription labels
  • Values in dataplot pane can now be copied to the clipboard as text
  • Other enhancements and bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.5.5

  • New "About WaveSurfer" window that displays version and build id (date+time). Moved Plug-ins menu entry from File menu to "Help | About Plug-ins"
  • Fixed bugs in dataplot and off-line help on windows.
  • Other enhancements and bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.5.4

  • Reorganized popup-menu and moved several functions to Analysis sub-menu
  • Help page works without internet connection
  • Pasting of transcription labels and regexp search
  • Several other enhancements and bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.5.3

  • WaveSurfer binaries now use Snack 2.2.3
  • Many minor enhancements and bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.5.2

  • Default configuration can now be specified
  • Preference settings can now be stored together with configuration
  • New slider for changing spectrogram analysis bandwith
  • Fixed recording problem on Windows
  • Transcription improvements: play labels with mouse button 2, boundaries lie above selection
  • Several other minor enhancements

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.5.1

  • Cursor visible in transcription panes
  • New time format: seconds
  • Transcription panes now defaults to use WaveSurfer native format
  • WaveSurfer binaries now use Snack 2.2.2
  • Many minor enhancements and bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.5

  • Looping playback
  • Support for 24-bit recording
  • New enhanced console
  • New build system for WaveSurfer binaries, should solve earlier problems with anti-virus software
  • WaveSurfer binaries now use Tcl/Tk 8.4.2
  • Many bug fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.4.7

  • Improved printing on Windows
  • Support for packed 24-bit files
  • CoreAudio support on MacOS
  • Transcription labels can highlight during playback
  • WaveSurfer now uses Snack version 2.2.1
  • Many bug fixes. For example, regarding of Waves transcription files, unsynchronized panes, frequency axis after rate conversion, scroll during playback, combobox rendering on Macintosh

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.4.6

  • Added WaveSurfer native transcription format, one label per line "start_sec end_sec label"
  • WaveSurfer now uses the latest release of Snack, version 2.2
  • Several new keyboard shortcuts
  • Two new visualization plug-ins available, for plotting of pitch marks files and boundary differences between two transcriptions files.
  • Many bug fixes and minor improvements

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.4.5

  • New sound mixing functionality
  • New time display formats "10ms frames" "PAL frames" and "NTSC frames
  • Several bug fixes and minor improvements

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.4.4

  • New video plugin that makes it possible to open video files in WaveSurfer, to do labelling or annotations as well as simple cut-and-paste editing (Windows only)
  • Several bug fixes and minor improvements

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.4.3

  • Linux ALSA sound driver support with latest Snack update (the current WaveSurfer binary is compiled for OSS)
  • Spectrum section window can now overlay sections from other sounds
  • Fixed problems with locked transcriptions and extended boundaries
  • Several other bug fixes, e.g. for printing

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.4.2

  • Spectrograms now printed with higher resolution
  • Faster postscript code for waveforms
  • Other enhancements and bug-fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.4.1

  • Numerous minor enhancements and bug-fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.4

  • New pitch tracking algorithm based on the ESPS tool get_f0
  • New formant tracking function based on the ESPS tool formant
  • Many enhancements and bug-fixes
  • Updated documentation

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.3.1

  • Built-in documentation html browser
  • Plug-in download/installation wizard
  • Updated documentation
  • A couple enhancements and bug-fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.3

  • Sounds are now opened in separate windows, the old behaviour is still available as an option
  • New zoom icons in the tool bar
  • Fade filters: linear, exponential, and logarithmic
  • Improved dot plots for quicker edits/redraws
  • Label boundaries can now extend across spectrogram and waveform panes
  • Other enhancements and bug-fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.2.1

  • Several new configuration options, e.g., default rate/encoding for new sounds, unix device names, dataplot line style
  • The pane property y-zoom replaces the properties is scrolled and scrollheight
  • The command line option, -config, can now be used to specify a configuration in the current directory
  • Clicking control-button-2 in the wavebar does a full zoom out
  • New command line option, -master, used to set master widget
  • Other enhancements and bug-fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.2

  • New dataplot plug-in, for plotting numerical tabulated ASCII data in WaveSurfer panes. Plots may be edited.
  • Real time pitch analysis
  • Faster code for plots and transcription
  • Improved method for plug-in specific data storage
  • Many other enhancements and bug-fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.1

  • Ganging of widgets. One master widget can control several slave widgets during operations such as scrolling, zooming, and selecting
  • Message bar now doubles as level meter during playback
  • Several bug-fixes

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.0.4

  • New pane for plotting signal power
  • New waveform blow-up window makes it possible to show two simultaneous scales
  • Improved header parsing for CSL, SD, and AU sound files
  • Several bug-fixes and useability improvements

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.0.3

  • Configurable time display format
  • Pitch tracks can be exported in text format
  • Added raw load type
  • Current selection range shown in message bar
  • Message bar text can now be locked using <F9> and also copied
  • Last label file directory is now remembered
  • Python programs can now use the module Wsurf to create wsurf widgets, example included
  • The Macintosh version now appends file extensions automatically which prevents accidental saving of files in raw format

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.0.2

  • Ogg/Vorbis support through plug-in
  • Sound properties pane now more informative
  • Several bug-fixes and improvements
  • The Macintosh version now uses Tcl/Tk8.3.3

Changes in WaveSurfer version 1.0.1

  • WaveSurfer now uses Snack 2.1
  • The analysis plug-in now supports LPC analysis in spectrum sections
  • Fixed problems in transcription plug-in, regarding insertion (new labels sometimes ended up at the end) and deletion (display bug)
  • New error dialog that allows saving of the stack trace
  • The PHONDAT/BOSS2 format handler now works as it should
  • The Windows printing commands are now for Ghostscript 6.50 as default

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