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Release Notes: Major changes to the plugin mechanism now allow out-of-process plugins full random access to the entire file. Most plugins have been rewritten to the new plugin API. The external (libextractor) API remains unchanged and compatible with 0.6. As part of the rewrite, many plugins were changed to use standard 3rd party libraries (libjpeg, libtiff, libgif, libtidy, and libmagic) for parsing. A new plugin based on gstreamer replaces many existing multimedia plugins. Automated test cases for (almost all) of the plugins were also written, and the documentation was updated.

  •  07 Jan 2008 10:57
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Release Notes: This release adds support for Adobe Flash (FLV) and Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) files. The quicktime, ole2, and split extractors were also improved.

  •  14 Jul 2005 15:05
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Release Notes: This release adds support for exiv2. The API was extended to allow in-memory metadata extraction (no filename is required). A minor compile error was fixed.

  •  22 May 2005 07:05
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Release Notes: This release adds a Python binding and support for passing options to the extractor plugins.

  •  25 Dec 2004 22:44
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Release Notes: This release improves support for different character encodings and character set conversion. For ID3 tags, the genre is now also extracted. Support for compressed PNG comments was added.

  •  17 Oct 2004 23:22
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Release Notes: This release adds support for man pages, tar and tar.gz archives, and deb packages. The dimensions for JPEG images are now extracted. Support for 64-bit files was added. Some minor bugs in the extractors for JPEG and ID3 2 were fixed.

  •  10 Sep 2004 20:07
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Release Notes: This release adds support for OpenOffice formats and hash codes (sha-1 and md5). It also fixes some build problems.

  •  12 Apr 2004 11:24
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Release Notes: This release adds extractors for MPEG and RIFF (also known as AVI). libextractor and all of its plugins should now be reentrant. Various bugs including memory leaks and possible segfaults were fixed. The man pages were updated and automated test cases were added. A Java interface to libextractor (using JNI) is now included.

  •  01 Jul 2003 00:12
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Release Notes: This release contains a new generic extractor that extracts spell-checking words from binaries. Furthermore, the performance of keyword extraction was greatly improved, reducing the time for large files to fractions of a second instead of minutes. There are also minor bugfixes.

  •  11 Apr 2003 14:16

Release Notes: This release has new plugins for ASF and QT. The dependecy on rpm-devel has been removed. The RPM library code required is now integrated in the plugin. Some issues with dynamic libraries have been fixed.

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