Audacity 3.3 already supports FFmpeg 6.0 and adds new effects

Audacity 3.3

With the telemetry controversy already more than overcome, to the point that returned to the official repositories of many distributions Linux, each new release of this popular program re-enters the positive news section. About six months after the previous major update, a few moments ago it has become official the launch of Audacity 3.3.0, and among its novelties stands out one of those that are not seen.

When we are facing a multiplatform program, like this wave editor, we also have to look at the changes that will affect us. Audacity 3.3 promises that output latency in playback will be better managed, and I hope this means that the line that shows where the playback is going to move again. It doesn't move on my laptop in the v3.2.0 in KDE, but it does move in the AppImage that the project offers from today.

Other new features in Audacity 3.3.0

Among the rest of the novelties, it stands out that added a new effect “Shelf Filter” and an initial beta of Beats & Bars. On the other hand, they have retouched the bottom bar, with which some settings and options have been moved. They have improved the behavior of the zoom, which seems to have to do with the whole interface moving more fluidly, and they have added a new Linear (dB) rule.

As for patches and fixes, Audacity 3.3.0 no longer stutters tracks unnecessarily, playback on Linux has improved, as mentioned above, the EQ effect no longer resets clip names, the application no longer crashes when trying to load projects with plugins that have been removed and resampling a track no longer clips it.

Hen/Stag bookstores have been updated, and now supports FFmpeg 6 (avformat 60), has been moved from Breakpad to Crashpad and several in-app libraries have been extracted.

Right now, Audacity 3.3.0 it can be downloaded from the next button. In the next few hours it should appear on Linux distributions that accepted it again after removing telemetry by default, and it will also arrive on Flathub and Snapcraft.

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