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October 7th, 1999

[9:00 AM] SoundJam MP Updated With Several Performance Enhancements

Casady & Green have released a maintenance upgrade to the popular MP3 player/encoder, SoundJamMP. The new version includes a host of bug fixes and other performance enhancements. According to Casady & Green:

SoundJam MP v1.1.1 supports the recently announced powerful Mac OS 9 operating system. Additional improvements include support for QDesign AIFF music files, and properly handles pls and m3u streams. Also, as previously announced, SoundJam MP takes full advantage of the Power Mac G4 with Velocity Engine.

Changes in version 1.1.1:

  • Ready for Mac OS 9
    - SoundJam MP is fully compatible with Mac OS 9.
  • Improved Encoding
    - Converts from QDesign AIFF files.
    - Option-Start Encoding will ask for a destination folder for new music file.
  • Properly supports pls and m3u streams
    - SoundJam MP now understands multiple tracks in pls and m3u files and plays them properly.
  • Updated On-Line Help
    - Updated On-line Help text for the new features.
  • Improved shuffle ordering
    - Deleting files now resets the shuffle ordering.
  • Improved Control Strip Module
    - Control Strip module supports older operating systems.
  • Improved Visual Plug-ins
    - Command-F toggles going from window to full-screen in Visual Plug-ins that support full screen.
  • Supports QDesign Files
    - AIFF files created by QDesign are fully supported.
  • Improved Visual Display
    - Improved visual display of peaks in skins.
  • Get Info now works for the main player
    - Typing command-I while the main player is active will bring up get info window for currently playing song.
  • Improved PowerBook Support
    - Supports ENTER key on PowerBook.
  • New Delete Tracks Warning Preference
    - Added a preference option to disable the warning when deleting tracks.
  • Various Bug Fixes
    - Fixed potential crash bug in intensity stereo mp3 decoding.
    - Fixed crashing bug with offline volumes.
    - Tag info is preserved when copying URLs from playlist to playlist.
    - Fixed remembering the playlists when quitting.
    - Other assorted bug fixes.

SoundJamMP is available as a download for US$39.95, or on CD for US$49.95. Version 1.1.1 is free to registered users. You can find more information at the SoundJamMP web site.

Casady & Green - SoundJamMP



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