Casady & Greene have updated their award winning MP3 player and encoder, SoundJam MP Plus, to version 2.5.2. The new version adds a host of new features and performance enhancements, and offers greater "Carbonized" compatibility with OS X Beta. According to Casady & Greene:
Casady & Greene, Inc., publishers of award-winning software since 1984, announced today the release of version 2.5.2 of SoundJam (TM) MP Plus, the premier all-in-one player and encoder for the Macintosh, and SoundJam (TM) MP Free, a top-notch MP3 player for the Mac. This release of SoundJam fixes some minor issues in the previous version and allows for the release of a Carbon version for Mac OS X. As always, this new 2.5.2 version of SoundJam MP Plus supports the portable audio players from Nike (TM), S3 (TM), and Creative Labs, Ltd. (TM).
SoundJam MP Plus is currently the only full-featured, all-in-one player and encoder that allows Macintosh users to create MP3 files from their audio CDs, and download the songs into portable MP3 audio players like the Rio 500, 600 (TM) from Diamond/S3, the Nomad II, Nomad IIMG and Nomad Jukebox (TM) from Creative Labs, Ltd., and Nike psa[play (TM).
SoundJam MP Free has all the nifty features of SoundJam MP Plus for 14 days and 30 encodings. After 14 days, the user retains the use of a superb, free MP3 player, which allows the user to listen to audio files such as MP3, MP2, Internet streams, CDs and more. Use SoundJam MP Free to organize your music and quickly access CDDB lookup.
Cool features of SoundJam MP Plus:
- Convert tapes and records - Convert your records and tapes into MP3, MP, AIFF, or WAV files. Transfer your record albums cassettes, CDs, 8-tracks, voice, etc. directly into MP3 files using the sound input jack of your computer.
- Create Audio CD directly from SoundJam - Create audio CDs directly from SoundJam via Adaptec Toast v4.1 or later.
- Internet Stream Broadcasting - You can stream music from your computer to anyone on the Internet using a re-broadcaster such as FlyCast (Live 365), SHOUTcast and IceCast.
- Encode while Broadcasting - SoundJam can encode while broadcasting. Different encoding settings and formats can be used.
- Play Streaming Audio - Listen to streaming music radio stations and more over the Internet without waiting for downloads. SoundJam supports streaming MP3, IceCast, SHOUTcast, FlyCast and QuickTime.
- Internet Stream Tuner - Stream tuner automatically finds music over the Internet using the Kerbango Tuning Service.
- Organize your Music - SoundJamis playlist organizes your music by artist, track, song, music style, and others. The converted tracks themselves can be automatically grouped and stored inside album and artist folders for better organization.
SoundJam was the first Carbonized third-party MP3 player and encoder available for Mac OS X. The Carbon version of SoundJam MP Plus has been written to take advantage of the Carbon APIs in Mac OS X. Carbon is designed to speed development and ease the transition from previous versions of Mac OS, while allowing applications to take full advantage of the great new features of Mac OS X.
This version is now available as a free electronic download to registered owners of SoundJam MP Plus and will require an existing SoundJam MP Plus serial number, and Mac OS X. The free update to version 2.5.2 can be downloaded at http://www.soundjam.com. It must be remembered that this cutting-edge version of SoundJam MP Plus is a work in progress as Mac OS X is in beta. During this time, we will be unable to provide technical support.
SoundJam MP Plus is available for US$39.95. You can find more information at the SoundJam MP web site.