Kanex has released a new Control Strip based MP3 player, MP3 Strip. The new player functions entirely from the Control Strip, and does not require another application to be launched. Built to provide a basic MP3 player that is easy on system resources, MP3 Strip does not features any of the visual "frills" of other players. According to Kanex:
Today Kanex Group Inc. has added full-functional MP3 player to its family of useful applications for Macintosh computers. MP3 Strip is the Control Strip Module what enables a high-quality playback and easy browsing through MP3 files. MP3 Strip instantly accessible and in spite of its small size (90KB), you are not required to run any other program to listen to your favorite MP3s.
Why you need another MP3 player, while there are many of them available for a Mac? Because, hardly, are you willing to spend much time waiting while the MP3 player is being downloaded and launched, due to its huge size. We realized that many people just want to listen to MP3s, but they donit need fancy skinnable interface and other bells and whistles. Also, many listen MP3s in a background and nobody likes when a player eats memory, brakes other tasks and skipping. We have design MP3 Strip on the way free from these drawbacks.
While developing we have closely studied opinions of beta-testers and more than a dozen of important changes were made basing on their recommendations. We wanted to be sure that it is the very MP3 player Mac users are in a need of.
With MP3 Strip it will take you less than a single minute to download, install the program and play your favorite song. Just have a look at its unique features:
- Very small (90KB) and easy to use audio MP3 player
- Always ready for use
- Automatically album list collection
- Hierarchical menu in the album list
- Sorting by Album, Artist or Folder name
- Quick Load album list from the preference file
- Automatic album list update for new and deleted tracks
- Disk/Folder selection by Drag & Drop
- Keyboard commands for playing Tracks and volume adjustment
- CBR (Constant Bit Rate) & VBR (Variable Bit Rate) playback support
- ID3 Tags support (v1.0, v1.1, v2.0, v2.2, v2.3, v2.4)
With the MP3 Strip application you wonit have to browse across the windows on your desktop in the tries to change the song, stop or rewind it, wasting the time you could spend for anything else. As MP3 Strip is available now you are only a click away from your song, the application is always there in your Control Strip ready to enjoy you at any time.
MP3 Strip is available for US$15. You can find more information at the Kanex web site.