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Fix Bug, and Other Suggestions

PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:57 am
by Grey
Suggestions:
  • Fix the bug that truncates a wav file if it is saved after a re-scan. This is a major inconvenience and one reason why I didn't purchase in the program in 2004. I still use the evaluation version.
  • Add keyboard shortcuts for "Play Block" and "Play Block Corrected". They're the only playback options I use, and they're available only by constant right-clicking.
  • Put the scale back behind the waveform like in 3.2, or make placement in the background optional.
  • Lower price to original cost. I know this software cost time and money to develop, but it was barely affordable 4 years ago. Now the price has gone up.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:58 pm
by citguy
Hello Grey. I hate getting into disputes over other peoples opinions on forums and usually don't buttttttttt, your suggestion to lower the price is over the top. You should have purchased several years ago. Nothing will ever cost what it used to especially if it has been improved and Derek has consistently improved WC and will probably continue to do so. For those of us that have processed hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of recordings using WC it is a tremendous value at any price. I have seldom heard anyone complain about a product's features or lack of features who has not actually purchased the product.
Stan

PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:21 pm
by deeor2
With you all the way Citguy. Thinking of the number of tracks I have processed with WC, the per album cost is negligible. I'm amazed that anyone could put up with the inconvenience of the restricted version in preference to paying a few pounds/dollars for the full version.
:roll:

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:24 am
by Derek
Hello Grey

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll see what I can do.

Re. Truncation:

Yes, output files are normally forced to be a multiple of 588 samples (for audio CD compatibility) and this can cause files to be truncated by a few milliseconds. By default, the 588 sample rule does not apply when you process a single track but as you've discovered, it will apply if you use the re-scan command. This was an oversight on my part and I'll try to fix it in the next release. However, the amount of truncations is very small and is very unlikely to cause anyone any problems.

Re. Scale:

You can turn the scale on and off via the View menu.

Re. Price

The sterling price has only increased from £28 to £30 between 1999 and 2008. I don't think this is unreasonable, especially considering the amount of development there has been since the first release. The price also includes unlimited free upgrades.

The US$ price has increased more but this is due to the falling value of the dollar.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:06 pm
by Glenn
Fix the bug that truncates a wav file if it is saved after a re-scan. This is a major inconvenience

I never noticed that it does that. I doubt it's a major inconvenience to most people.

Add keyboard shortcuts for "Play Block" and "Play Block Corrected".

I can think of other functions that can use hotkeys as well. Using a mouse slows things right down.


Lower price to original cost. I know this software cost time and money to develop, but it was barely affordable 4 years ago. Now the price has gone up.

I agree that it does seem expensive given the amount of freeware out there with a much wider feature set. But WaveCorrector is not a toy, and there is simply no other programme that can match it's capability. Exclusivity alone doesn't justify the cost, but you get more for your dollar than you can see.

Unfortunately you can only see this as a registered user, in the form of excellent after-sales service and continual user-defined product improvements. I'm learning right now as a win98 hold-out that when Microsoft says they will no longer support it; it doesn't just mean no more updates and security patches to fix the numerous deficiencies, it means nobody else supports it anymore either. Try finding a decent mp3 player with usb drivers now.

I don't want to appear a Luddite but my pc has served it's purpose admirably and I don't believe in making major changes just for the sake of it. If it works, don't fix it. Unfortunately even the internet is becoming incompatible with Win98 and my back is against the wall; it's time to move on.

Until then Derek is still supporting Win98 (I'm happy to say), and is not among the crowd of hardware and software developers pushing me into this "upgrade". You can't put a price on that.

Thanks Derek, I appreciate it.

Glenn